hi, Its final that im building a pc and i have $1700 to spend.
i will be using the computer for video/photo editing and gaming.
cpu- i7 2600k
mobo- gigabyte ga-z68x-ud7
gpu- sapphire radeon 6970 dual fan
ram- corsair 8gb xms3 1600mhz
psu- corsair ax850
case- thermaltake level 10 GT
cooler- corsair h80
monitor- samsung s22a300b
hdd- wd caviar black 1tb
blu-ray burner- lite-on IHBS112-29
cd/dvd burner- iHAS424-98
speakers- logitech ls21
networking- rosewill RNX-N360PC
and sabrent card reader...
i will later upgrade to 6970 CF and add a sound card
I cant afford ssd so unless prices come down in 2 weeks i wont buy it.
Whats with the hdd prices, will they ever come down!?
i will overclock my cpu
Unless you plan to use 3 video cards, you dont need that mobo. Get a cheaper one and put the extra money into a small SSD? Trust me, a 60 GB SSD would be fine for an OS and 2 most played games or so.
The rest of the items look fine to me. I'm not a fan of Gigabyte, but if you must get a Gibabyte mobo, get the equivalent of Asus P8Z68V-Pro/Gen 3, I believe it is a UD4.