NEW BUILD 1000+++ Help suggustions? Need advice and Guidance.

Hello Everyone! Ive been reading some forums here and found a lot of helpful stuff! Im building a new rig and could use some advice on the components that i picked. Maybe you guys have other components that believe are better then the ones i picked or ways i can save or improve performance!

Approximate Purchase Date: Id like to order the parts by monday! 2/20/2012
Budget Range: 1000 ++++++ If i like it and see the value ill take it!

System Usage from Most to Least Important: For the most part im going to be playing games! BF3 And any new game that comes out i usually get anything and everything! I have a 30 inch apple monitor and perfer to use its maximum resolution!2560 (1920 x 1080 doesnt look to good any more lol) Apart from that im going to be watching movies blu ray, going to be doing photo editing photoshop and music web browsing. Some sound editing like mixing songs together. Using Sound, music editing programs for mixing!

Parts Not Required: I dont need a keyboard,mouse,speakers, videos cards i have 2 480 gtxs which i will be running SLI! and sound card i have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional, I have windows 7 proffesional I also have 2 standard hard drives that im going to put in the rig one raptor and one at 7200 rpms. And i also have a liteon burner.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or anything where i can get a good deal!


Parts Preferences: for my mobos ive always had Asus and havent had any issues id prefer to stay with Asus!for Video I highly perfer NVDIA!

Overclocking: Yes I would like to overclock the processor and perhaps in the future the video cards

SLI or Crossfire: Yes 2 480 GTX's

Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1600

Additional Comments: Guys if you could please take a look at the build and make a few suggestions it would be great! The things that concern me Is the Mobo that i have choosen, Also the power supply im not to sure about? Im going to have a bunch of LED fans basically all the fan slots that are in the cosmos case im probably going to fill up. And im definatly in the near future going to upgrade the video cards and use them in SLI. The SSD that im gettings i would put windows on it and install a few games on it like BF3 Diablo 3 Witcher Skyrim? The other drives would be like storage or install other games on, And if you guys want to suggest other replacements that would be great! Here are the Specs. :hello:


SeaSonic X-1250 1250W


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Noctua NH-D14

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

OCZ Agility 3 60GB SATA 6Gb/s AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 525MB/s read and 50K IOPS write
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  1. You need a z68 board if you want to overclock that i2500k and 1250 watts is too much power. And 800-1000 should suit your needs fine.
  2. samdsox said:
    You need a z68 board if you want to overclock that i2500k and 1250 watts is too much power. And 800-1000 should suit your needs fine.

    Mobo is fine. You can OC on a p67 board, no problem at all.

    Z68 mainly adds the ability to use the cpu graphics along with your GPU(s).


    And that Asus mobo is a really nice over clocker. But unless there are specific features that you like on that Deluxe, you could probably downgrade to a Pro and save some money.
  3. Using the CPU with the GPU is great! This is where im confused i dont really know the differences between the z68 and the p67 to make a good decision and some people say better to get the z68 over the p67 some people say better to get the z68 and it confuses me! I want to future proof as much as possible, So which is better to get? I also want to upgrade the video cards in the future.
  4. This was posted by another forum member back in December.

    This is a thread from THW also discussing the differences between p67 and z68. Pay special attention to the posts from the author of the best answer.
  5. cosmos II case :o im so jealous!!! :fou:

    change to these
    psu: corsair ax850
    mobo: asrock z68 extreme7
    cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo

    good luck carryin the case :D its 50 lbs!!!
  6. Ok after doing some more research ive changed a few things and probably am going to play the order just want some last call opinions!!!!

    COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case  
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    ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS  
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    CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply  
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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K  
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    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)  
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM  
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    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler  
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  7. You can downgrade your RAM to 1600. Anything above that has only negligible performance boosts and is not really worth the extra cash.

    Also, that Noctua is huge. So be prepared to have limited access to some of your RAM slots. You should still be fine with what you listed, but the safer choice is to go with Low Profile RAM so they fit with the Noctua installed.
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