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Right you wanna play games,.. drop the 2600k to a 2500k and spend the difference on the gpu, Games dont use HT from the 2600k but they will use the powerfull GPU.

Which one? That is the question.
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I like my mobo. The ASRock Z68 extreme4. Super easy to OC and a ton of features for the price. The Asus P8P67 that everyone is suggesting is also a great choice.

For GPU, I would always recommend going with the single most powerful GPU you can afford. If you get 2 6950's they will be faster than 1 580, but you can't go anywhere from there. My 1.5 GB GTX 580 has maxed every game I've thrown at it. SLI and Crossfire can bring a lot of headaches along with it. Not that it's not a great option, but if you can afford a 580, get that. Later on down the road, when a 580 gets cheaper, you can pick up another one and SLI them. 2 580s in SLI will beat 2 6950s by a pretty wide margin.

The only thing I would recommend with a 580 is to get one that has good cooling. I bought a stock 580 and I was getting temps around 80C under full load. That is normal, but I'm kinda freaked out by high temps so I bought an aftermarket cooler that took the temps down to 64-65C under full load. If I could do it over, I would buy the MSI Lightning 580 bc, from what I've read, the cooling is top notch.
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I would buy the MSI Lightning 580 bc, from what I've read, the cooling is top notch.
I was gonna go with that originally but It looked to expensive (The extreme edition) Got any good deals? Yes I checked ebay. I would rater get the extreme edition. But still very expensive.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

Thats the one I would recommend. It's 499.99 after the rebate. It is the most expensive one but I think it's worth it. It comes with Batman right now too so you could always sell that for an extra $35-40 off of the GPU. Get the i5 -2500k to save $100 and then put that towards the GPU.

Edit: I wouldn't worry about going for the Xtreme version bc 3GB of VRAM isn't necessary unless you're going to play at super high resolutions or with multiple monitors.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

Thats the one I would recommend. It's 499.99 after the rebate. It is the most expensive one but I think it's worth it. It comes with Batman right now too so you could always sell that for an extra $35-40 off of the GPU. Get the i5 -2500k to save $100 and then put that towards the GPU.

Edit: I wouldn't worry about going for the Xtreme version bc 3GB of VRAM isn't necessary unless you're going to play at super high resolutions or with multiple monitors.

And there's a plane on the box! A nice plane.

(F-22 Raptor to be exact)
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OCZ power supplies are fine by the way i even have a cheap 40 dollar 500W and it still pumps what it should. In fact I only use OCZ and they are great Never failed, yes corsairs PSU are also very nice. I'm using a gold series OCZ ZX 850W and have another 500W OCZ on standby. Like i said to many OCzed haters around here. If its from personal experience i understand, but i doubt it a lot of ppl just like what they like, or what other intel nerds tell em. I say get what ever is more power for a better deal.
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Agreed about SB. Asus/Asrock and a 2500K is the way to go for gaming
post #28 of 29
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The ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 is also a good option for motherboard. Make sure you get one that at least has 8/2 power phases.
I second that suggestion.

I have that motherboard an love it. Same quality as an ASUS board at a lower price. It also posts about 8 times faster than my buddies ASUS board. It's a great overclocker as well, and there a decent amount of people on the boards who use it, not as much as an ASUS though.

I think ASRock is becoming one of the leading competitors in motherboards. They're starting to give ASUS a run for the money. With an ASUS board you're just paying for the name.
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I second that suggestion.

I have that motherboard an love it. Same quality as an ASUS board at a lower price. It also posts about 8 times faster than my buddies ASUS board. It's a great overclocker as well, and there a decent amount of people on the boards who use it, not as much as an ASUS though.

I think ASRock is becoming one of the leading competitors in motherboards. They're starting to give ASUS a run for the money. With an ASUS board you're just paying for the name.
My ASUS P8P67 Deluxe not only posts but boots into Win 7 in less than 15 seconds from a cold boot. So your saying his computer only gets to the post 8 times slower than yours, so lets say at best you are at 10 seconds from cold to windows (even past post) that would = 80 seconds, he either has a VERY bad board or 8 times might be a little stretch. Now if we are simply talking power to post you should be looking at 3-5 seconds with most boards, even at that you are saying 24-40 seconds just for him to post, he needs to send his board back in, he has some SERIOUS issues. I would need some of the 8x's faster.

Same quality? I have to disagree with that statement. They are getting a lot better than they were years ago, but I would hope so. They are one of the better manufactures, but not the same quality.

back on topic...
I would go with the 2500k also, just as I have, money was no object with my build, I could have had the 2600k but there is simply no need, I game period, save your $100 and put that into a quality PSU, I suggest AX750 as that is plenty to run either dual or single cards, and full modular is the ONLY way to go unless you like a rats nest of wires.

You are starting to put together a killer computer esp. for bf3.
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