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-Edit- This is my 2nd try. -Fixed mobo-

PSU: Corsair HX750w ($133.50)*
This was almost everyone's pick for a PSU and looking at the reviews I fell in love with it :3

Mobo: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 ($129.80)
This was a hard choice especially since this board seemed to have a lot of Bio problems and lack of customer support according to Newegg reviews. But, the Azus P8Z68V's complaints were problems with the board itself while ASRock's were mostly customer support related.

CPU: i5 2500K ($168.16)
I know that HT will help with my video editing but it seems with this mobo and ivy coming out next year sometime, I decided to save and wait for ivy.

Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 ($72.54)
This was only suggested once while the H series was almost unanimously praised. But the Havik is just so classy looking and from reviews it is almost equal to D14. Differences being Havik is a bit cheaper, smaller, and louder. I might get D14 anyways, but it's just so very ugly, and the Havik matches my case. So my excuse is because, girl.

Graphics: AMD 6950 2gb ($255.20)
Took almost everyone's advice and upgraded to the 6950
Decided to Xfire in the future.

HD: SSD Crucial M4 128gb SATA 3.0 ($139.80)
Will be getting TB drive in the future as well.

Adding RAM (Random fact: RAM was my favorite character in Tron since I was a kid)

Programs/Games I will be running:

Photoshop CS3 (who's cheap? me.)
Premiere Pro CS5.5
Starcraft 2
Random MMOs
Portal 2
Minecraft
Skyrim
Diablo III
Assassin's Creed
Reckoning

It's short but this post is already too long.

Warning: all prices are from Japan. I'm sorry they are so low. D:
Edited by TiffTaro - 2/7/12 at 7:56am
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post #2 of 63
If you plan to OC the cooler will work, but I would go with an h series 70/80/100*
If you absolutely must have the HT with the i7 then you should be good to go... the i5 I belive is just as good, just no HT and a .1GHz difference for $100 less
I don't know much about gigabyte boards... but I love my z68 extreme4 gen3 from ASRock. Will have no problem when I go to an IVY chip later this year.
PSU is solid... but there are also some quality PSU's for less.

But great none the less....

If you have room in the budget.. maybe consider xfire... and bump the PSU to a 900w
just my thought's...



* the h100 is a 240mm Rad

edit: my numbers in price difference are through newegg.com
Edited by HardheadedMurphy - 2/5/12 at 7:50am
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post #3 of 63
What will you be using your computer for?

If you don't use applications that are highly threaded, go with an i5-2500K (or 2600K, though I think the extra $ doesn't make up for the minor boost in performance)

Have you considered purchasing an SSD? e.g. Crucial M4, OCZ Vertex 3, Samsung 830, etc?

You'll get a much faster boot time if you have an SSD as your primary/OS drive. Install your most frequently used/important applications on it and you will get very fast load times as well.

Will you be gaming?

Your budget is quite large, you could definitely afford a higher end video card, e.g. GTX 560ti/570/580 or a AMD 6950/6970


That said, your component selection is pretty good, I myself use the Gigabyte Z68MA series motherboard, M indicating it's microATX. Is there any particular reason you have three hard drives? You could sell them for decent money and instead get a single 1 TB hard drive or something just to cut down on some noise/heat in your case from having multiple drives
post #4 of 63
I would hold off on the GPU because the next gen stuff is starting to fill in... As for the components that you should purchase now...

Intel Core i5-2500K (If you are just gaming, however splurge on a 2600K if you are folding or other heavily threaded tasks)
Biostar TP67XE
Crucial M4 (60 or 120GB depending on the size requirements of your C drive)
NZXT Havik
Corsair TX 650W

Then just get as much GPU as you can afford/need...
post #5 of 63
u shud get i5 2500k instead of i7 2600k barely any difference performance wise and get somethnig like ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 or ASUS P8Z68
and also go with something thats fully modular like from seasonic or something. Corsair Enthusiast TX 650 has all the power cables fully on but if nzxt phantom has nice cable management then do wat u like
    
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you could save some good $$$ by buying a 2500k, if you are only gaming or doing some more basic tasks it makes a lot more sense,
but also if you are planing to stay a long time without upgrading later, the 2600k could be a safer choice, but still I recommend going for the 2500k

most of the 1155 MBs don't have IDE connectors for your old HDs
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With your budget I would bump up the power supply to something with a bit more juice, grab a better graphics card maybe 6950 or 6970 (crossfire it later on) and grab yourself an ssd, an ssd makes a huge difference in everyday use, a lot faster

Stay with the 2600k or even a 2700k if there isnt a big price difference and maybe go for a h80 or h100 if you plan to overclock at all to give you a bit more headroom
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post #8 of 63
rev 1.3 is the one you want (PCIe 3.0 support).

Add SSD to your budget (Crucial M4, Intel 320, Samsung 870, Plextor M3S, or Corsair Performance Pro).
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With the z68 chip set get an ssd and use it as a chache...i love mine
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As other stated if this is to be an gaming rig then getting the 2500k and using the money saved on that to get and better GPU is the first step. PSU is a good choice and will handle any single GPU setup with ease and will be able to power some CF/SLI setups as well but will start to run out of juice with power hungry heavy OC'd cards. Rule of thumb 650w can power 4x 6-pin but might not be able to power 2x 6-pin + 2 8-pin. Sorry for the lecture redface.gif Short version 650w good 750-850w better if you are open to CF/SLI in the future.

Ram: See if you can find 4GB more of the same ram you have. If its cheap enough it is worth the upgrade.
    
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