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Hey guys I'm building a new computer. I'm going to use it for some gaming, designing and some video editing. This is what I came up with and I was wondering if I could get an opinion on it and some suggestions.

PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233144

I already have the HD, OS, Case, monitor, mouse, keyboard; I just need the following items. For now I'm not going to buy a graphics card but I am later on.
Opinions? Can I get better deals or a cheaper but good mobo? Is this overkill? Thanks.
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  1. It's all good but I'd get this ram. Only 40 DOLLARS!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    yeah dude, it is pretty overkill most buy the less $150 mobo.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  2. Meteora2011 said:
    Hey guys I'm building a new computer. I'm going to use it for some gaming, designing and some video editing. This is what I came up with and I was wondering if I could get an opinion on it and some suggestions.

    PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

    drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247

    Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233144

    I already have the HD, OS, Case, monitor, mouse, keyboard; I just need the following items. For now I'm not going to buy a graphics card but I am later on.
    Opinions? Can I get better deals or a cheaper but good mobo? Is this overkill? Thanks.

    You have a $200+ board that's meant primarily for dual vid cards and o/c yet you have a psu that's meant for a single vid card and no cpu h/s.
  3. What do you recommend?
  4. Meteora2011 said:
    What do you recommend?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- copy & paste that on here please and fill it out and we will knock out something that's balanced. :)
  5. Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

    Budget Range: 600-750 before rebates.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, graphic designing

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country of Origin: United States

    Parts Preferences: Intel Core i5-2500K and ASUS mobo unless other mobos are much better and reliable.

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1980

    Additional Comments: If it's under budget i would like the gtx 560 ti but if not then I can use the integrated one for now.

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    This is what I'm considering:

    PSU: Corsair Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1otj7qg5o8mcu

    or

    CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139024

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1avb1ha9sovdd

    drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=g9xgn31wgw3a

    Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1h0fa0rch8dz3
  6. Best answer
    Those two Corsair psu's you have linked up top are manufactured by CWT and they pretty much suck. This own down below is manufactured by Seasonic. That and you want something that will push two of those 560's in SLI and leave you some head room for o/c.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730392 $147.98 FREE SHIPPING 10% off w/ promo code EMCKAKA24, ends 9/15
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    Asrock has the new PCI-E 3.0 boards out now that are set up for Ivy Bridge and the new generation video cards. The cheaper board down below is lacking the USB 3.0 header for front USB 3.0 ports....it just has the two for the rear. The extreme4 not only has the header for front and rear, it comes with a front panel that converts any case that doesn't have those USB 3.0 ports already and it has a nifty 2.5" SSD holder behind that panel...making any older case a newer case in those regards.

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/index.html <----- Click that link and then click "Overview" at the top of that page to see what I'm talking about.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264 $189.99
    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $124.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3_review,1.html <--- full review with benchmarks on that extreme4

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that extreme4 gen3

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that extrem3 gen3

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- Z68 features

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717976 <----- decent combo deal for cpu + gpu
  7. i5 2500K + MSI 560 Ti TFII OC $449 ($20 MIR + $15 EMCKAJG23 Promo code)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717978
    G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $125 ($10 EMCKAKA32 code)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($25 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049
    Seagate S3 1TB + Lite-On CD/DVD burner $72
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696126
    Rosewill Challenger $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Total: $816 before rebates after codes
    May be over your budget but well worth it.
  8. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    $220
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $133

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
    $50 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $60 dollars + 5 dollar shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    $18 + $2 delivery charge

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    $130 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374

    $748. Just right!
  9. Best answer selected by Meteora2011.
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