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January 7, 2012 4:36:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Two weeks from now.
Budget Range: 1300-1500 Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: All types of games, Internet browsing, Storage.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, monitor, mouse, I have 3 1tb hard drives as well for storage.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Prefer newegg but willingly to buy from any.

Country: U.S. - Florida to be specific.
Parts Preferences: Nothing really, I prefer major brands for PSU for obvious reasons.

Overclocking: Yes (still learning how but plan to)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (again^)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would prefer a quiest PC and hoping this can last 3 years in terms of keeping up with games.
I was also wondering if it would be worth it to wait for the i7-3820 and 7970 since they should be out soon?

Graphics Card:

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I plan on getting another one shortly after I build this. 229.99 after rebate.


CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

47.99 - 37.99 after rebate.

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

179.99 - again I have around 2-3 TB in older drives I plan on using for storage.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

94.99 - I am not attached to this case at all, this being my first build I would just prefer the one that would allow the best air flow and assembly.

XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible


GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K


Total cost before rebates: $1228 - With second graphics card later, total price comes to $1478.


Also I just wanted to point out I am entirely new to this so any solid advice would be appreciated or points toward something cheaper for the same power. I just wanted to note here I was also wondering if it would be worth it/wise to wait for the 7970 graphics card along with the i7-3820 since they are both being released around the same time? Thanks in advance!

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January 7, 2012 5:24:21 PM

ummm lga 2011 is not for i7 2600k.... lga 2011 is extreme yours is performance lga 1155 also don't waste money on lga 2011
January 7, 2012 5:34:33 PM

sosofm said:
You picked a socket 2011 mobo and your cpu is socket 1155. On socket 2011 you need quad channel memory. For gaming and sli or crossfire buy one of this boards read the customers reviews and prices , decide :
And one 7970 is better than 560sli.

Thanks, I actually meant to put the Gigabyte board, I was wondering why the price was actually more than last night. Appreciate you two for pointing it out, don't know how I overlooked it. Too many boards looked at I guess.