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First time £600 build - need advice on motherboards and processors

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April 18, 2012 8:57:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: preferably within a month but longer if necessary

Budget Range: £600 - already bought nvidia gtx 560ti and corsair vengeance ddr3 8gb 1600mhz ram and asus 24 inch monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mainly for gaming, but i also watch a lot of movies and will be doing more programming next year

Parts Not Required: as i said before i don't need a graphics card, ram or a monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk

Country: United Kingdom - England

Parts Preferences: no preference but i quite like this case - NZXT Phantom 410 Midi Tower Chassis http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Phantom-Midi-Tower-Chassis...

Overclocking: Maybe, i don't know if it is really necessary

SLI or Crossfire: No, but possibly if i come into lots of money

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or whatever is best with a 24 inch full hd monitor

I had made a wishlist with all the components i was going to buy, but then i read some articles/reviews and wasn't sure about some of my choices so i added some alternatives.
I am also aware of the new ivy bridge processors and was wondering if it was worth getting one along with one of the compatible motherboards like the first one in my wishlist.
Here is what i have listed at the moment:
(i have multiple motherboards, cases and an ssd which i don't think i can afford)

Motherboards: I'd like to spend under £150 on the motherboard

Asus Maximus V Gene Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Motherboard-PCI-Express-Cr...

Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z68-V-LX-Motherboard-Luc...

Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-XKT-1155-Z68AP-D3-Moth...

AsRock Z68 Pro3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z68-Motherboard-Express-ASRock-...

Cases:

NZXT Phantom 410 Midi Tower Chassis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Phantom-Midi-Tower-Chassis...

Sharkoon T9 ATX Midi Tower Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-ATX-Midi-Tower-Case/dp...

OS:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended...

Disk Drive:

Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRW
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-7261S-0B-Internal-DVDRW...

Storage Devices:

Crucial CT064M4SSD2 64GB M4 SSD (is this enough for the OS?)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT064M4SSD2-64GB-M4-SSD...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-...

PSU:

Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-750TXV2UK-Enthusi...

Processor:

Intel Sandybridge i7-2600K
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i7-2600K-Quad...

I welcome any other, completely different, suggestions to the stuff i picked myself
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April 18, 2012 9:48:59 PM

do you not recommend me getting the i7 then?
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April 18, 2012 10:38:13 PM

That Asrock board takes the i7 sandy bridge as well as the new ivy bridge
April 18, 2012 11:22:11 PM

I would not go with the I7 because it has very small extra performance and it costs a lot more.
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