Budget Range: Maximum of 1300 US Dollars Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Watching Videos-BluRay Videos, Web, etc
Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon
Country: The US of A
Parts Preferences: Intel k proccesor, Z68 Chipset- if my GPU fails, I need to still use my computer
SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments:Hopefully a Corsair 650d, definitely want a modular PSU, good cable management, quiet, not much bling, and a closed loop water cooler. I think that the huge coolers put too much strain on the motherboard. I will get that at a later date probably.I do need a wireless card. other than that best value. Just in case it matters I play FPS mainly
The 650D and 912 are worlds apart....how 'bout something int he middle ?
My problem is a 60GB SSD is hard to own.....unless you are very astute with windows, within 6 months it be full. I can't get the 2500k in their w/o compromising something else....and it won't improve gaming or video watching.....in fact, you will get a higher OC with the 2500k .... hi OC's on the 2600k oft require turning off Hyperthreading because of heat issues.
It's almost ironic that [air] coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.
The 612 PWM comes with TIM I believe; The pictures have it in their. Would I need the Shin Etsu?
Your PSU links to a Corsair one. I have no problem with either company but a modular PSU is basically a must.
On the case I'm going to get the HAF 912 I think.
Is their a big problem with the ASRock mobo? It has good newegg reviews.