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And what is HT? rolleyes.gif

hyper threading. worker threads that make up essentially 4 more fake cores.
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My i5 2500k has been nothing short of amazing in every game I have played maxed out! Only 1 or 2 games benefit from having HT, others actually suffer when its turned on!
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You can't use the 2500K in that motherboard anyway. You're looking at a 1136 socket motherboard when you need a 1155 socket motherboard to use one of three processors you're asking about.
HT = HyperThreading.
4 Physical Cores + 4 Logical Cores = 8 Threads. It's a quad-core, but reads and operates as 8.

+1 1155 socket motherboard. Your best bet is going to be a z68 chipset, it has all the newest features. Any 1155 mobo will support any of the cpu's you have listed.

Yes, HT allows 1 physical core to handle 2 threads at a time! While 1 HT core isnt as fast as 2 physical cores, its still a improvement vs 1 non-HT core, and drastically so when your handling 5 or more threads!
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Ok, allright thanks, I FAIL biggrin.gif
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Ok, allright thanks, I FAIL biggrin.gif

Not at all. You only fail if you don't ask!
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
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ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

is this any good?
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
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Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power ...
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
is this any good?

Looks pretty solid.

I have 2 suggestions:

1. With SSD prices dropping, you may consider a larger capacity drive. Trust me when i say, after a few weeks (or less) youll be jonsin for some more space!

2. Consider the 560ti 448 vs. the 570. Its only very very slightly slower (1-4%) but can be found quite a bit cheaper. ($280~ range on sale). And it overclocks like a beast.

And a question: What resolution will you be gaming at?
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rather nice, i would look for an aftermarket HSF if you want to overclock
depending on your needs
a CM hyper 212+ or evo, noctua nh d14, planteks, silver arrow.. for air
Corsair H80/H100 for closed water loops.
or a goodway to get started into water cooling is an xspc 750 rasa rx360 kit
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2500k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Totally forgot cooling frown.gif Well Maybe if I downgarde the GPU, I could upgrade the ssd to 120gb.
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