Need some advice from the pros !


I am looking to build a pc ... mostly for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Some Maya and other 3D animation. I would like to play some games on it, but nothing big mostly just TF2 and some other lite stuff. I have built a list on newegg, and I know nothing about Motherboards and not a lot about graphics cards or even CPUs ! I would love for you to give me your opinions of this build ( how well it would perform, how long it will last me, etc)

I want this PC to be able to handle almost anything

(Price Range 1000$-1200$)
PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

MOBO - ASUS P8H61 - M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX


ASUS M5A97 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

VIDEO CARD - EVGA 01G-P3p1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1 GB 192-bit GDDr5

RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT2KIT8G3D1608DT1TX0

CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Any Thoughts ?
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  1. The 2nd motherboard is not going to work with the 2600K CPU, as it is for AMD processors not Intels.

    H61 motherboards will work with the 2600k ,however, you cannot overclock which eliminates the point of buying a CPU with a "K" at the end, which deontes having an unlocked multiplier. The 2600K however will perform very nicely for what you're looking to do with it.

    The 550 TI is sufficient for casual gamers, just so you know there are better ones out there, more expensive of course.

    This motherboard is a Z68, it will allow you to take advantage of the unlocked multiplier should you ever decide to:

    Different power supply, but not modular, a better choice in my opinion despite lacking modular capabilities HAF 912s have pretty decent wire management, it shouldnt be a concern.:
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