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September 25, 2011 6:50:26 AM

Here is the build

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

My Preferred budget is around $1000 (it's $350 shipping to my country using forwarding shippers)

I need some advice.

Are all these parts compatible.

Is the asrock moother board good enough? or should i get anASUS P8Z68-V PRO, i just dont want to spend all this money and find out that i have a cheap motherboard.

I would also like to know is the cooling good enough to run when it's overclocked.

I plan on buying this computer in the beginning of November which is when 2700k comes out so i will get that instead of the 2600k.

i also want to know is my power supply is adequate for the job, it it a "cheap" one? by that i mean will it break in a few months.

Im also not sure on the ssd thing, im not sure if its better to buy a smaller iii or a bigger ii.

I plan on buying in bundles and combo's to decrease the price to around $1000

I also want some advice on the different parts you would recommend.

Thanks for your time

p.s i will use this computer for gaming, photoshop software and Cinema 4d

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September 25, 2011 7:25:19 AM

Personally, i find the case a bit too expensive for your budget. It's almost 20% of your total budget.
These are good cases that are cheaper than your choice:
Corsair Carbide 400R
Corsair Carbide 500R
Lian Li PC7N
In Win BUC

For motherboard, get this. The only difference is that the extreme4 has USB 3.0 in front, can tri-sli/crossfire, and a couple extra sata 3 ports.
ASRock Z68 extreme 3

For RAM, 16 GB is overkill. Even 8 GB is overkill except for a handful of memory intensive programs.

Will you SLI? If not, a decent 550w is all you need. If yes, a 750w is good.
XFX Core edition 550w
XFX Core edition 750w
Corsair TX750w
PC power & Cooling 750w
Antec High current gamer 750w
Seasonic S12II 520w

And for CPU, i5 2500k is good enough for photoshop and gaming. Not familiar with cinema4D
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September 25, 2011 7:45:29 AM

A few changes I can see. First that Thermaltake psu isn't one to be recommended on here, and although that asrock p67 gen3 is a great board, for what you plan on using this build for I would strongly recommend a Z68 board. Also that RAM you have up there has tall heat spreaders which do nothing but make things miserable for adding an after market cpu h/s. Low profile RAM is what you want. I used combo's down below to fit 16GB of RAM.

As far as the case goes, this case down below just showed up on newegg a few days ago and it has superior cooling compared to that 650D which is meant more for a water cooling set up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $114.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

or that same case but in white....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $114.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $148.98 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $358.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $196.99 FREE SHIPPIN
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0
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September 25, 2011 9:59:19 AM

I have decided to go down to 8gb ram and decrease my powersupply.
I really like this case so i kindda want to keep it.
Do you guys think i should get that i5 2500k or 172600k .
I am not heavily into gaming... actually i haven't played a more intensive than miniclip for a few months, i have been focusing on my studying and school.
But the holidays are coming round so i might catch up on some gaming.
I will also be doing graphic design at school so i will need to be using photoshop and 3d software like autocad , sketchup ect...
so should i spend on the i7 or i5
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