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New 2600k build for gaming and rendering.Need Help

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January 5, 2012 1:27:36 AM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM haf 912 case 59.99 (i love this case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

evga SC 560 ti 448 289.99 ( heard this is really good)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ fatality 750w psu 99.99( not sure of this PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Core i7-2600k 319.99 ( oh yes)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

corsair xms3 89.99 ( idk if the low profile vengeance would be better)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hitachi 500gb 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

liteon dvd 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

artic silver thermal paste 5.98

CM hyper 212+ evo 44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total so far $1161.00

any help is greatly appreciated.
January 5, 2012 1:59:24 AM

ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 269.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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


1350.9$
if you exchange your mobo and PSU with the one i have above but i can tell you it's much better IMO.
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January 5, 2012 2:27:31 AM

What would be the advantages of the Z68 vs P67? Also 190 bucks for a 850w PSU is kinda redonk
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January 5, 2012 2:40:08 AM

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.
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January 5, 2012 2:43:51 AM

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
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January 5, 2012 3:14:48 PM

That someone is else gonna have to chime in on.
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