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Hi guys please let me know what you think of my new build,

MOBO
Asus P8Z68-V-PRO - 4x DDR3, 8x Sata, Gigabit Lan, 4x USB3.0, HDMI, LGA 1155 $244.00

CPU
Intel CPU Core i5 2500K, 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, LGA1155
$213.00

RAM
Corsair DDR3 8GB PC-10600/1333 (2x XMS3 4GB) CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 Ram $77.00

CASE
Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU) $132

thinking of adding an SSD drive to boot,
and snatching my coolermaster 650W PSU.

guys suggestion and or better parts/upgrades are kindly accepted
this build will cost around $700

have a budget max of $800

thanks
 

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i figured im going to use the onboard video card, not really using for intense graphics
however will be overclocking to 4.5ghz.
however what VGA do you suggest ?
 

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I will be using this build for general every day usage, photoshop/adobe packages, watching movies (have a 24" samsung monitor), and playing some games such as GTA IV. (which i had ran off a C2D en8800gt quite laggy older PC)

i want to overclock cpu for fast video encoding of movies i download.
also be able to make movies and compile movie data fast.
thanks for you suggestions mate
 

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no the SSD will only be for OS and most used applications, not for storage as i will have a spinpoint f3 large enough for storage.

what graphics card could you recommend me then

~$150
that would be suitable enough for some modern games.

ssd caching is the feature i like in the Asus z68 Pro
and will use the igp along with the added dedicated graphics that you suggest me, to play the games.
 

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sweeeet thanks will check it out

will it all fit into the Antec 900 v3 series CASE???
do you know if this case is a good one in terms of upgradeability and durability by any chance?
 

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Gee wizz, thanks for you suggestion Acefire much appreciated,
I will update my ram to the 8gb you have.

Radeon 6850 seems great will definately look into it,

i just hope that it fits this case
http://media.ldlc.com/ld/products/00...00838552_2.jpg

just a question regarding the ASUS Pro Z68 motherboard
do you think its overkill or suitable enough to overclock,
what I do like is the SSD Cache feature and the Virtu where you can switch b/w graphics.

Do you think im better off with the ASUS Z68, (NON PRO version)
or even a Gigabyte UD3 or UD4 with the HDMI?
 

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thanks ironsurvivor

do you recommend a different motherboard,

i only need the ssd caching featuring and want a reliable overclocking board

dont mind spending less on it just to have these few features, will require sata 6 though for ssd.
 

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you actually convinced me not to go for this board now, thanks for doing that actually because it seems logically smarter to have a seperate SSD for OS and HDD for other files. Easier on the pocket and more of a better option. thanks buddy.

just in regards to your question, yes i will be interested in crossfiring at some later point in time for future proofing of the latest game releases.
what typical motherboard would you suggest if i was to Crossfire, and also for stable Overclocking ability?
 

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was thinking a 60gb Corsair Force Series 3 SSD for the OS, and some useful software.
not thinking of putting games on this.

i was reccommended GA-Z68XP-UD3 as it can overclock to 4.5ghz

and i think it has the x8,x8 SLI/Crossfire support
 

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wow, I have reconsidered my whole build, i much prefer the ocz from which i have heard about before, have not heard the ZOTAC ZT-40406-10P GeForce GTX 460 2gb before but seems very good, ill be able to pickup at a fairly good price.
Acefire you got me thinking man you've been such a great help.

this MOBO you suggested has got really good review about it, and its a 12 phase with fantastic OC ability however would it be worth going the extra ~20 to get the 16 phase GA-Z68XP-UD4?
 
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