New 2600k build for gaming and rendering.Need Help

Approximate Purchase Date: (early to mid febuary

Budget Range: 1200-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming while running fraps, then rendering and editing

Parts Not Required: (keyboard,mouse,headphones,OS,120gb SSD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel i7-2600k Corsair ram, CM case

Overclocking: OH YES

SLI or Crossfire: Def in future

Monitor Resolution: (1600x900 for now

Additional Comments: (has to be an i7-2600k and awesome.

here is what i have so far for this build. I really need help picking the best mobo,psu and ram to make sure i have a completely compatible system. Not sure whether to get a Z68 or P67 mobo, i know the P67 is better for overclocking and such.

here is what i have so far.

ASROCK P67 Extreme4 149.99( not sure if this is the best mobo to get in the 150-190 range

CM haf 912 case 59.99 (i love this case)

evga SC 560 ti 448 289.99 ( heard this is really good)

OCZ fatality 750w psu 99.99( not sure of this PSU)

Core i7-2600k 319.99 ( oh yes)

corsair xms3 89.99 ( idk if the low profile vengeance would be better)

hitachi 500gb 79.99

liteon dvd 19.99

artic silver thermal paste 5.98

CM hyper 212+ evo 44.99

total so far $1161.00

any help is greatly appreciated.
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  1. ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 269.99$

    this one is a good mobo and i'm getting the same one by march- april on my new Build.

    or if you don't like this better get this PSU

    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 189.99$

    that PSU is really GOOD and can handle 2 way SLI/Crossfire

    you should NEVER EVER cheap out on PSU, it can count on to the life or death of your entire PC.

    but the mobo i write up there is good too, you can get both but you would most likely go like this on your budget

    if you exchange your mobo and PSU with the one i have above but i can tell you it's much better IMO.
  2. What would be the advantages of the Z68 vs P67? Also 190 bucks for a 850w PSU is kinda redonk
  3. What about this. Asus Maximum IV gene z 189.99

    and this PSU seasonic 850w certified modular,active pfc, 149.99
  4. Any 850 would work from corsair, you dont have to use his suggestion. Z68 is supposed to be a drop in for the new ivy bridge cpu's, and has smart hdd tech- its a proggy that watches often used files and migrates them to a 20-60 gig partition on a ssd for you so that it doesnt load it off the mechanical drive.
  5. I see. well i dont need the SSD caching i have a 120gb SSD already. Whats the Lucid tech? does it combine the GPU on ur CPU and ur discrete card
  6. That someone is else gonna have to chime in on.
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