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These are the parts I'm buying soon. Also is the power supply that I selected good enough. I was told to get at least the silver version which is $50 more. Feel free to suggest anything.

Cool Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 ADVANCE Full tower case – ATX, BLACK, SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Item Number: C283-1187
Model: RC-932-KKN5-GP Price : $139.99

(Cheaper on Canadacomputer.com)
Item Code: CSCO000706 Part Number: RC-932-KKN5-GP

Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail
Item Number: I69-2600K
Model: BX80623I72600K Price: $314.99 = 355.93

ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN, SLI/CrossFireX Ready, USB 3.0
Item Number: A455-3034
Model: SABERTOOTH P67 REV3

Or


ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI Ready, Bluetooth
A455-3056
Model: P8Z68 DELUXEPrice: $298.99
$267.33
Or

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Dual Gigabit LAN, 8-CH Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth
Item Number: A455-3033
Model: P8P67 Deluxe REV3

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Heatspreader 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)( Canadacomputer) Price: 64.99
or
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(Tigerdirect) Price: 69.99


Zotac GeForce GTX 560 1GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card Price 259.99
Or
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card Price 299.99

Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
Item Number: C13-2802
Model: CMPSU-750TXV2Price: $109.97 = 124.2661

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB, SATA-300
Item Number: TSD-1000WD
Model: WD1001FALSPrice: $84.97 = $96
    
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post #2 of 10
I'm going to vote for the TUF motherboard, 6870 gpu and the Vengeance Low Profile.

edit: Unless you want to get into Folding@Home, in which case the 560. What do you intend to do with it? If it's only gaming, save yourself $100 and get a 2500K instead of a 2600K
Edited by darthjoe229 - 8/18/11 at 7:27pm
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post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
I'm going to vote for the TUF motherboard, 6870 gpu and the Vengeance Low Profile.

edit: Unless you want to get into Folding@Home, in which case the 560. What do you intend to do with it? If it's only gaming, save yourself $100 and get a 2500K instead of a 2600K
Gaming and also for college. Rendering, editing, etc.
    
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post #4 of 10
If it's rendering, definitely keep the 2600K then. And after dumping a bit more research into it, I'm going to have to change my vote to the Z68 board. I didn't think it would be that much better, but number of PCIE 2.0 is a major player. Also newer chipset is a bit of future proofing
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Coolmax 700W Apevia X-Jupiter-Jr Midtower 
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Intel 4670K MSI Z87 AC ITX MSI GTX 760 ITX G.SKILL Sniper Series 2x8GB 
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post #5 of 10
Looks great except one thing,the Vengeance memory.If you are gaming it is fine but for benching you can do better as they don't scale that well.I would rec. these GSkills http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445
or the low-voltage Vengeance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233199

also I highly rec. you add this steal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233194
Corsair F60 series 3 60GB SSD for $79
I would add support for Z68
I would also suggest you take a look at the new ASRock Extreme boards,very impressive
E7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157269

Edited by Redwoodz - 8/18/11 at 7:40pm
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post #6 of 10
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@RedWoodz. Unfortunately my budget is tight. I'm considering the ASRock Extreme4 in my list of motherboards. The Ram, I put on my list because I've been researching that card for a while now. SSD, maybe.
    
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post #7 of 10
I've never really cared for Asrock, but the GSkill is a solid choice.

edit: Missed the SSD, and if you can fit it in definitely do it. No upgrade has made a more noticeable difference to me.
Edited by darthjoe229 - 8/18/11 at 8:22pm
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post #8 of 10
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You're right. I'll try to squeeze in a 60 gb SSD.
    
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQookieMonster View Post
You're right. I'll try to squeeze in a 60 gb SSD.
If you can afford it, look at the 64 GB Crucial M4. It is phenominal.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LtCheese View Post
If you can afford it, look at the 64 GB Crucial M4. It is phenominal.
I've heard great stuff about Corsair, and my Mushkins' a thing of beauty.
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Intel 4670K MSI Z87 AC ITX MSI GTX 760 ITX G.SKILL Sniper Series 2x8GB 
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Coolmax 700W Apevia X-Jupiter-Jr Midtower 
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