$1500 build, suggestions please

Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.30Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm (Retail Boxed) (BX80623I52500K)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=035530

Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Dual channel DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 GLAN 8-CH High Definition Audio 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s 4x SATA 6.0Gb/s 6x USB 3.0 10x USB 2.0 Display Prot/HDMI ATX
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=047274

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=035070

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Power Supply (googlOCZ700MXSP)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=020479

ASUS BC-12B1ST/BLK/B Black 12X Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Drive SATA (OEM)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_54&item_id=041860

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=044952

Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD10EALX) 1TB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 32M Cache (OEM)
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=035361

Crucial (CT128M4SSD2) 128GB SSD m4 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Read: 415MB/s , Write: 175MB/s
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=039183

NZXT Phantom 410 WHITE Crafted Mid Tower Casehttp://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=038240
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=044286

Gigabyte (GV-N680D5-2GD-B) nVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Chipset (1006MHz) 2GB (6008MHz) GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=047270
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  1. Please tell me what features of the MOBO you will use?
  2. azeem40 said:
    Please tell me what features of the MOBO you will use?


    Well, that's the thing. With what I have here, should I get the z77 or a z68 mobo. I really like how the z77 is PCI 3.0 Ready, and that would be very helpful down the road(And the aesthetics on that sabertooth are freaking gorgeous). On the other hand I was contemplating on getting an AsusP87Z68-V Pro/Gen3 to save more money and still have a reasonable mobo. How would you change my build to stay under 1500 but increase power+performance?
  3. Get a 670, it'l overclock past stock 680 performance and is significantly cheaper.
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=049019

    With the money saved there get the i5-3570k, as there is no reason for Sandy bridge (unless your chasing pure clock numbers) and it will go better with your Z77 Sabertooth Motherboard.
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=045425

    This HDD is better, got double the cache size and $10 more.
    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=042240
  4. http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=049996 $154.99 Mail-in Rebate $134.99
    Asus P8Z77-V LK Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Dual channel DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 GLAN 8-CH High Definition Audio 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s 2x SATA 6.0Gb/s 6x USB 3.0 10x USB 2.0 HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort ATX

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_826&item_id=021534 $84.88
    Antec TP-750 Truepower New 750W Continuous Power Supply 80 PLUS Bronze

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=040920 $44.99
    Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM (997002)

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=048924 $419.99
    Gigabyte (GV-N670OC-2GD) nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Chipset (980MHz) 2GB (6008MHz) GDDR5 Dual Display 2x DVI-I/HDMI/Display Port PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=047585 $119.99
    SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD). Read: 550MB/s Write: 510MB/s (SDSSDX-120G-G25)

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=044952 $35.99
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=045425 $249.99
    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.4Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53570K)
  5. +1 to Why_Me build it's solid and best bang for buck IMO.
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