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So here is what iv come up with as of now. What i want to end up with is a full gaming rig that will last for some time, My price range is pretty much unlimited but the higher the price the longer before I'll have a full build. All advice is appreciated!

i7 2600k

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

ASrock Extreme over ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional?

Crucial M4 slate drive (own)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair AX850

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Or Jawripper?

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

I know I have left parts out but this is where I'm at as of right now, So with much luck and the help of anyone I'll have a premo build.

- Thanks!

Edit : I have all the essentials keyboard, mouse, OS, (ECT.) All i'm asking for is advice from the pro's on how i should go about building this computer.
I'v decided i might as well wait for the kepler because i am going at this paycheck to paycheck and i don't plan on buying everything at once.
Edited by Jwerd - 2/29/12 at 3:16pm
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Get at least a GTX 560 Ti or higher - personally, I would wait and see about Kepler, which is slated to release next month. If you plan to overclock your processor, you may consider getting an after-market CPU cooler. The entry-level would be the Hyper 212+... through to a Noctua or Corsair isolated WC solution. ASRock seems to be a hit or miss on quality - usually Asus and Gigabyte have the better long-run reliability. However, the reviews look good on Newegg so your mainboard should be alright. The most current chipset for LGA 1155 is Z68. Finding a Z68 mainboard with video-out ports will allow you to leverage your processor's integrated graphics (if for some reason your dedicated graphics card is out of commission) - fyi. The power supply is overkill for your current setup. Unless you're thinking of doing something equivalent to a GTX 570 SLI setup or higher, you can definitely cut back there. With a GTX 560 Ti, I believe a good quality 650W power supply should still leave you with plenty of headroom.

Did you get your M4 at Newegg today? It was super-discounted... like SUPER discounted biggrin.gif

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personally, if you budget is unlimited, for AMD 8-core goodness, than use a Asus Crosshair v formula to overclock it to over 5 Ghz! Using a H100, with Corsair link system is a good idea, too!
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I should update my main post because i have a keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor and operating system. Yes i did get my M4 slate today and i'm glad i did! I do wanna OC with this build and from everything i'v read doing a multi monitor setup can still be a miss or hit too so i decided i don't need that. 1 monitor should be enough for me. Am i even going to utilize 8 cores for the games that are going to be coming out? anyways thanks keep it coming!
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Be advice on crucial m4 5000 hr bug if you dont know it, it was already fix.

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Originally Posted by jacobwt226 View Post

personally, if you budget is unlimited, for AMD 8-core goodness, than use a Asus Crosshair v formula to overclock it to over 5 Ghz! Using a H100, with Corsair link system is a good idea, too!
You got it backwards. If your budget is unlimited, you go Intel.
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Get at least a GTX 560 Ti or higher - personally, I would wait and see about Kepler, which is slated to release next month. If you plan to overclock your processor, you may consider getting an after-market CPU cooler. The entry-level would be the Hyper 212+... through to a Noctua or Corsair isolated WC solution. ASRock seems to be a hit or miss on quality - usually Asus and Gigabyte have the better long-run reliability. However, the reviews look good on Newegg so your mainboard should be alright. The most current chipset for LGA 1155 is Z68. Finding a Z68 mainboard with video-out ports will allow you to leverage your processor's integrated graphics (if for some reason your dedicated graphics card is out of commission) - fyi. The power supply is overkill for your current setup. Unless you're thinking of doing something equivalent to a GTX 570 SLI setup or higher, you can definitely cut back there. With a GTX 560 Ti, I believe a good quality 650W power supply should still leave you with plenty of headroom.

With a 560Ti and a 650W youll have headroom, legroom, armroom, and a mini-frige. I agree with getting more GPU power though. If you dropped down to a 2500K, that $100 would make a MUCH bigger difference if it went towards graphics. Of course if you can get a 2600K and better graphics that would be "better," although most games today dont benefit from the 2600Ks 8 virtual threads over the 2500Ks 4 threads. Almost all games are basically the same framerates with the 2, although the 2600K should theoretically last longer. If youre not in a hurry to buy, I would wait for Keplar to come out and see what that does. If anything prices should drop on some current products. Which reminds me, Ivy would be out soon after that and should be replacing SB at the same price of the products they are replacing, or again at least drop the price of current products a bit.

Edit:
Dont know much about Asrock boards, but I always see people talking about the Extreme 3/4/7, not much about the Fata1ity (at least for 1155). The Extreme # series seem to be very good boards, especially for their price.

Also, please dont buy a Hyper 212+/Evo at $35. For $5 more, you could get this. A 212+ at $25 is fine, as all the other alternatives in that price range I would recommend have taken a spike in price or are out of stock. The Evo is essentially a 212+ with a shiny fan for $10 more.
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