Originally Posted by Thryack
@Sligari Asus owns Asrock
, so you get the point. I've never really had any experience with Asrock so I can't tell you much about it.
Same goes for liquid cooling, I'd just get a NH-D14. As for memory, this
is pretty good.
The GTX 560 TI is probably the best budget card there is in the market, you can always SLI it in the future if you need to.
Btw OP, I think about the part I bolded, I think Thryack meant it literally as in Asus literally has ownership of Asrock, not that Asus owns Asrock. Well, I used a x58 Asus Sabertooth, pretty decent, now I use Asrock's flagship board, z68 Extreme7 Gen3. And got a very easy and decent OC on the board, despite not being able to use the mouse in the Bios. Honestly, not a problem at all.
The best budget card you can get right now is probably the 5850 honestly, it is 1 gen behind, yes, but it is only a few frames behind the 560ti, but the card is probably hard to find right now. If not, the 560ti is good.
I do hope the liquid cooling you mean isn't the H50 if you plan on doing "extreme overclocking".
If you plan on doing an "extreme overclock", you can get the Maximus Extreme-Z z68. Though it does not have video ouput :/ The P8Z68 Pro is good as well, as it has been proven to reach OCs that CPUs are capable of on the Maximus as well. The Deluxe does not have video output if I rmb. You can wait for the Gen 3 boards.
For normal overclocking, you can get the Asrock Extreme4 G3. Great value for money, great aesthetics and overclocking that will be enough for the normal consumer. Plus it's Gen 3.
Stick with the 2500k, no way you can go wrong with that.
Get Ripjaws 4Gb/8Gb, I have my RAM at 1333 Mhz instead of 1600Mhz, and honestly saw no difference at all in normal usage (normal as in 34 tabs in Chrome; 12 in Firefox, while running Team Fortress 2) and heavy usage (3D rendering in Sketchup Vray, 3DS Max) Just get as cheap as you can. If you really want to go hardcore, the G Skill are really no different from Corsair RAM.Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 10/16/11 at 7:50am