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Building my first gaming PC

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January 2, 2012 4:35:46 AM

I've never done this before so I just need some experienced people to look at the parts I've chosen and give their opinion in case stuff isn't compatible or whatever.

NZXT Zero case http://www.sysopt.com/features/cases/article.php/364072...
ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-PRO-REV-3-0-Motherboard/dp/...
Intel i7-2600k processor http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I72600K-Core-i7-2600...
Windows 7 professional system builder oem software http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-64bit-System...
Crucial 64 gb SSD http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-64-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-C...
Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB HDD http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...
GTX560 Twin Frozr II (x2) http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Frozr-II-OC/dp/B0050I...
Kingston HyperX 12gb RAM http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX16...

I plan to install windows on the SSD and everything else on the Caviar Green HDD. I plan to SLI two GTX560 Twin Frozr II cards together. The NZXT Zero case, an Antec 650w power supply, a CD/DVD drive and a 250 gb hard drive are the only old components I intend to keep from my old rig.

Do you guys have any advice on this PC?

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January 2, 2012 5:18:44 AM

or I could go for the Asus Z68 board instead.
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January 2, 2012 5:26:32 AM

I would go with the Z68. Besides that everything will be compatible and work fine. Just research installation to hard drive default rather than SSD. I tried and nothing would work so now I have Windows on HDD and Linux on SSD. Also have you considered GeForce 580s?
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January 2, 2012 3:44:35 PM

If you're not gonna video edit or do 3d modeling you should go with the i5 2500k. Amazing processor that surely won't bottleneck those 2 gpus. 12gb of RAM won't give you any moremperformance than 8. I suggest you get G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHz.
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