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I've waited and z68 is finally here. What do you guys think of this?

Mobi: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
CPU: i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070
RAM: 2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (DDR3 2133)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139015
(Parts I Already Have)
2 x EVGA GTX 460s
OCZ 40GB SSD
2 x 150GB Velociraptors (for RAID 0)
Creative X-Fi Titaninum Championship
All the parts for a custom W/C setup

Are these all good parts? Will that PSU hold all of this and some accessories?
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If your only gaming and not going to take advantage of HT then I would suggest a 2500k. The PSU is overkill for your system. I would recommend getting a 650w, either the corsair TX650 V2 or the Antect TP-650.

EDIT: I will also look at getting 4gb rather than 8gb, if the price difference ain't a lot and you need that much RAM then go for it, other than that 4GB is enough.

EDIT: The SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold is a very good psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-088-_-Product
Edited by munaim1 - 5/11/11 at 3:34pm
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i did not have a good experience with my p67 UD7 , very buggy bios. May not be the same for you but i know a lot of people had problems with it. This was p67 mind you, looks pretty solid though .
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I see nothing wrong with that build, all componentes are high-end with great quality.

But I heard that Gigabyte boards have many BIOS issues when they first release, and they take ages to get solved, I had a Gigabyte high-end AM3 board and had so many headaches with it, it also happened in P67, and I heard it's happening in Z68 too.

I'd look at some Asus instead.

Sure that PSU will be more than enough for everything, even if you decided to upgrade let's say to a pair of GTX570's.

Enjoy!
Edited by kcuestag - 5/11/11 at 3:35pm
    
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Which of the new z68 boards are the best? Also, SLI is a must. I found the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 and ASUS P8Z68-V PRO. The ASUS looks better, it has more features. Would you all get one of these or keep waiting for the ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z? It looks like it will be a great board, but does anyone know what form-factor it will be?
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Originally Posted by tyler2424 View Post
Which of the new z68 boards are the best? Also, SLI is a must. I found the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 and ASUS P8Z68-V PRO. The ASUS looks better, it has more features. Would you all get one of these or keep waiting for the ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z? It looks like it will be a great board, but does anyone know what form-factor it will be?
I wouldn't buy a ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z unless you had enough money to waste it on anything, else, the P8Z68-PRO will serve you as good as the ROG.

In my opinion, I'd grab the ASus P8Z68-V Pro.
    
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post #7 of 8
The UD7 is a great board, and its BIOS has come a LONG way. Id go for the P67A-UD7-B3 instead of teh Z68X-UD7 if you don't need touch BIOS, and SSD caching you can save a few bucks!
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Ok guys, one final opinion on my choices to make sure I didn't overlook anything.
i7-2600K
Asus P8Z68-V PRO
2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 2133
Seasonic X-660
This build is going to be amazing.
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