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Why a Z68? Are you going to use the SSD caching or integrated graphics?
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The 2500K is a great CPU and will deff be a nice upgrade. Question is, you should more than likely just pick the CPU up from NewEgg as well depending on how much shipping is. It's 219 @ Tiger Direct not inluding shipping. Currently the 2500K at Newegg its 224 Free Shipping, Unless you have a Microcenter around you thats your honest best bet. Other than that I like the build. Good luck!
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Why a Z68? Are you going to use the SSD caching or integrated graphics?
Yes, I plan on using an SSD drive with a mechanical drive in the near future.

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Looks good, for adobe when you save up for a GPU something like the 460/560 would work fine, if you are more into gaming maybe a 570 or 580.
Once you get the SSD switching all your boot material from the HDD to the SSD may cause you some pain, if I were you I would start my build already having the SSD.
My initial plan was to save up for the 580. The new cards should be out soon so I think waiting to see what I could get then wouldn't be a bad idea. I was hoping to get another solid year out of my current computer before upgrading, but my PSU had other plans. So my main boot drive is a WD 1 TB Caviar Black that I am going to keep using for simplicity's sake. When I get the SSD I'll just have to bite the bullet and do the data migration.

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The 2500K is a great CPU and will deff be a nice upgrade. Question is, you should more than likely just pick the CPU up from NewEgg as well depending on how much shipping is. It's 219 @ Tiger Direct not inluding shipping. Currently the 2500K at Newegg its 224 Free Shipping, Unless you have a Microcenter around you thats your honest best bet. Other than that I like the build. Good luck!
Sadly the closest MicroCenter is about four hours away in Dallas and even so it doesn't offer the i5 2500k deal. Tigerdirect is actually a pretty good deal all things considered. They are offering the UD4 board for $169.99. The total shipping for the mobo and the processor is like $9 so I come out ahead.

I really appreciate the heads up though with the MicroCenter tips though!
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Nice, solid build. Only thing I'd change would be to cut back to 4gb RAM, then used that money towards the Noctua for cooler temps while OC'd
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