I am currently building my first gaming rig. I have read up quite a bit over the past three months regarding parts and ratings. I have decided that an i5 2500k is the perfect CPU to base my build on. an i7 2600k would be cool, but most likely not worth the extra 100$. My current parts include:
P67A-GD55-B3 LGA 1155 P67 Intel ATX Motherboard good motherboard for 140 also check for parts on microcenter as they can often be much cheaper especially CPU also the 2gb on the gpu is a waste if you don't have multi monitors
I would prefer to have a z68, I have heard good things about SSD Caching. Why would P67 be the better way to go? (still learning this stuff) I plan on running two or three 23" 1080p monitors (not in my current budget).