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September 19, 2011 8:06:35 PM

Here is my build so far. I've done tons of research and price comparisons and so forth. I'm posting this to see if any of you can give me any suggestions on parts, better preferred, or if there is compatibility issues. To note: I'll SLI this model eventually. Oh my budget was 1500, but I can go a little higher if need to!This is what I got:


New Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Interna...

New RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory (x2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Desktop+Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231468

New CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New Case: IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive(x2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-0...

New PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New SSD: Kingston Digital SSDNow V+100 96 GB Solid-State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Solid-State-SVP1...

CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 19, 2011 8:24:32 PM

what is the purpose of this system? if its gaming, your processor doesn't need to be that high. pool some of that money from the processor to get a better graphics card, that's going to be your choke-point right now. also, make sure you have a good soundsystem to match your sound card, otherwise just use the one that is integrated on the motherboard.

conclusion: i7-2600k --> i5-2500k
EVGA GTX 560 --> EVGA GTX 570
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September 19, 2011 9:21:27 PM

apark301 said:
what is the purpose of this system? if its gaming, your processor doesn't need to be that high. pool some of that money from the processor to get a better graphics card, that's going to be your choke-point right now. also, make sure you have a good soundsystem to match your sound card, otherwise just use the one that is integrated on the motherboard.

conclusion: i7-2600k --> i5-2500k
EVGA GTX 560 --> EVGA GTX 570


I forgot to mention this is a gaming PC. I'd rather keep the i7 but I might upgrade the GTX 560 to 570. Thanks for the advice! ;) 
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