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Hello, I'm new here and need a little help building a new rig. I have been out of the game for a while and I really don't know what is good anymore. Here are links to what I have in my current desktop:

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814015
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131025
GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150294
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115014
CPU FAN: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231114
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144184
CD ROM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131410

I plan on keeping my case, power supply, CPU fan, and CD ROM and looking into buying the following:

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121512&Tpk=BOXDP67DEB3
GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231442
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
Thermal Compound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608008

And just because I can:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236122

I will be mostly using this for 3D Cad (solidworks), a little gaming (css and cs:go when it comes out) and some simple Please let me know your suggestion. Thanks is advanced!
 

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My suggestions, switch the motherboard because i7 2600k is intended for overclocking so you need a better phase power delivery. I recommend the ASRock Z68 Extreme3. For the thermal compound, Arctic Silver 5 is the best there is.
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Edit: For RAM it's better to go with 1600mhz instead of 1333mhz, so I suggest CORSAIR Vengeance. As for graphics, its a great choice. I wouldn't get anything else
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My suggestions, switch the motherboard because i7 2600k is intended for overclocking so you need a better phase power delivery. I recommend the ASRock Z68 Extreme3. For the thermal compound, Arctic Silver 5 is the best there is.
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Edit: For RAM it's better to go with 1600mhz instead of 1333mhz, so I suggest CORSAIR Vengeance. As for graphics, its a great choice. I wouldn't get anything else
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Im not a very experienced overclocker, and I don't plan on overclocking my CPU by much if I do. Do you still suggest the AsRock?
 

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Nothing wrong with your choice of mobo. It's essentially the same except that is uses and older Northbridge (P67 instead of Z68). There won't be any decrease in performance so there nothing to worry about
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I cringe every time someone buys a -K processor and doesn't overclock. We on OCN are glad to help and there are guides here that can assist you with that. But I hope you enjoy your new comp and congrats
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Nothing wrong with your choice of mobo. It's essentially the same except that is uses and older Northbridge (P67 instead of Z68). There won't be any decrease in performance so there nothing to worry about
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I cringe every time someone buys a -K processor and doesn't overclock. We on OCN are glad to help and there are guides here that can assist you with that. But I hope you enjoy your new comp and congrats
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I had my old CPU overclocked, but not by much. I think I went from 2.0-2.2. I will definitely look into overclocking this rig when I get it tomorrow and I will probably come back here for some help.
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Well, got everything today and almost have it ready to fire up. Except I have to purchase a new CD ROM drive because apparently mobo's don't support the ancient 40 pin connectors anymore, man it was time for an update lol
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I'd suggest seriously considering OC'ing the 2600k. That's the whole reason why you paid the higher price point for the unlocked cpu. A good analogy would be: buying a Ferrari and never going past 60 clicks, whats the point? You'll have no regrets over clocking it and there are tons of guides and useful resources here on the forums to do it the proper way.
 

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Yes I was still using IDE. That CD Rom drive was the same one I had when I bought my first computer back in 2005.

I purchased a new one and got everything up and running. I might tinker with OC'ing tonight when I get home. Does anyone have any suggestion for cable management? I would really like to reduce a lot of this clutter. I tried to do it with zip ties, but I'm not satisfied. Any suggestion? I was thinking about cutting the wires and joining the fans and stuff together, but I am unsure if that would effect them at all?

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Also, does anyone have some insight into overclocking? What is the maximum allowable temp?
 

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The K processor is designed for overclocking. Why would you spend that kind of money and not utilize it ? Did you know there are starving children all over the world that would love to have that CPU?
 
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