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Last response: in Systems
December 4, 2011 6:47:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 2000~2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Heavy CPU Multitaskin , Gaming , Movies , every day use.

Parts Not Required: Monitor , speakers , keybord , mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or otherbig retailers with best price fo same product.

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel / best qulity.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes. in the feature.

Monitor Resolution: Highest possible

Additional Comments: i need help picking the best Motherboard possible dont care about $ as long as it delivers what i need. need something that will give me 100% performance from my SSD and raid 0 HDD's. best is sata 3 for HDDs and SSDs right?? and most of all.... does all my stuff look good / compatible ?

CASE : Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower – 99.99 - .
PSU : CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 – 209.99 - .

Motherboard :

CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge – 319.99 - .
Cooler : CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler – 119.99 .
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 – 189.99 - .
SSD : Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD – 214.99 .
HDD : 2x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM – 149.99 - . (getting later )
GPU : GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card – 509.99 - .
Optical : SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner – 15.99 .
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit – OEM – 129.99 - .

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December 4, 2011 9:36:44 PM

The 1600 RAM is still faster. CAS latency doesn't carry over between frequencies.

You really don't need water cooling, as you almost certainly won't be pushing your 2600K to its OC limit. Just grab a $50 Mugen 3 (

I agree on the HDD idea, but only if it's possible to start up RAID with data already on one of the drives. I don't know if that's the case; if it is, go for it.

This PSU looks nicer to me, and it's 80+ Gold and $140 after MIR.

Here's your beastly $270 mobo. It'll allow you to upgrade your CPU to Ivy if you ever feel the craving. Honestly, though, a Z68 Extreme4 would probably do you fine for $125.
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December 4, 2011 11:26:26 PM

any more opnions? and about the psu... im not sure i wanna have enuff power... i went for 2x 8 gig sticks kuzz i need 32gb so i was saving other slots for when i can upgrade to more ram.
December 5, 2011 1:41:48 AM

any 1 els has ne thing to say or let me know if every thing is compatible ?
December 12, 2011 12:46:58 AM

Best answer selected by lilblood904.