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So this is going to be my 2nd build ever. It's going to primarily be a gaming build, but everything else too. Opinions and suggestions are appreciated.

CPU: Intel Core-i5 2500k

Motherboard: ASUS Sabretooth P67 B3 TUF Edition

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 XMS3 4GB 1600Mhz

PSU: Corsair CP-9020003-NA Enthusiast Series TX750M

Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer

HDD/SSD: Seagate 750GB
Crucial m4 64GB Solid State Drive

Case: NZXT PHAN-001BK Phantom Full-Tower Case

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

I also plan to be adding a second monitor so I'll be running dual monitors. It'll be a Acer S232HL. As I said, suggestions and opinions are appreciated. This is going to be a 1k build. Thanks! (:
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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post #2 of 40
Looks good!
think of going z68?
Edited by FyreBurn - 1/29/12 at 6:12pm
post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post

Looks good!
think of going z68?

Meh, my motherboard choice is somewhat up in the air right now. :/ I just can't decide.
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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post #4 of 40
u planning on running 12gb or is it a one or the other deal?

i would go z68, just so u have the option of upgrading. asrock has some very nice ones, not bad on the wallet either.

i know cases are all personal preference, but i would want a better card. 560ti. u can probably get a cheaper case and 650w psu.
 
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post #5 of 40
If you are near a microcenter, do go there. Super good deals. You want a much better card than that. 560 ti or 6950 at least.
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post #6 of 40
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The 8GB of Vengeance is in my system right now, just got it this weekend and it was going to be for the new system. So I'm just taking the RAM from my current system and slipping it into my new one. What pros do Z68 have over the Sabretooth P67? Yeah, my friend has a Phantom case and I love it. So, I'll probably look around some more or just most likely stick with that one. I'm not exactly sure about the 560 Ti...I'll have to recalculate everything I suppose.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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post #7 of 40
go z68 mate. newer board and architecture and down the track (like I will be doing) upgrade to 1155 ivy bridge.
post #8 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

go z68 mate. newer board and architecture and down the track (like I will be doing) upgrade to 1155 ivy bridge.

Any specific model of Z68 that's above all others?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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post #9 of 40
I've got the gigabyte z68x-ud3r-b3 and absolutely love it. here is a link to the spec.

http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3851#ov
post #10 of 40
Thread Starter 
I'd like to get an aftermarket cooler for the CPU. Any ideas?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
  hide details  
Reply
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 750GB LITEON CD/DVD w/Lightscribe Cooler Maser Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Acer S232HL(main)/Acer 231HL(secondary)/Vizio 3... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair TX 650W 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Altec Lansing 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 NF980-G65 (MS-7612) NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  Seagate Barricuda 750GB LG DVD Writer/Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S232HL abid 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard Corsair 650W ATX NZXT M59 Gaming Case 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Mouse None 
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