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September 14, 2011 12:04:59 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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September 14, 2011 12:51:58 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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September 14, 2011 12:59:34 AM

What do you recommend?
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September 14, 2011 2:18:51 AM

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=N82E168...

or

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2011 2:59:22 AM

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?Ite... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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_extreme... <--- full review with benchmarks on that extreme4

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

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <----- decent combo deal for cpu + gpu
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a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2011 3:50:20 AM

i5 2500K + MSI 560 Ti TFII OC $449 ($20 MIR + $15 EMCKAJG23 Promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $125 ($10 EMCKAKA32 code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($25 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate S3 1TB + Lite-On CD/DVD burner $72
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $816 before rebates after codes
May be over your budget but well worth it.
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September 14, 2011 8:42:50 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

$748. Just right!
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September 16, 2011 3:38:54 AM

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