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I need a new rig, basically for Gaming, Photo edition, every day usage.
I was waiting for the FX-8150, but you know...
This was what I had in mind

Mobo: Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt Link TiggerDirect
CPU: AMD FX-8150
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 [/URL]) Link TiggerDirect
Graphic card: EVGA GTX 590 Classified (no the Hydro) Link TigerDirect
PSU: CORSAIR AX1200 (Why 1200W ? 'cause I hope to get another GTX 590 in few months) Link NewEgg
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series(2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Link NewEgg
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 Link NewEgg
SSD: Cosair 120GB 6Gbps Link TigerDirect
HDD: Seagate 3TB 6Gbps 64MB Link TigerDirect
Optical Drive: Asus 24 X Link NewEgg
Fan Controller: AeroCool V12XT Link NewEgg

Now I'm thinking buying an i7 2600k, but...
Wich RAM memories ?
Wich MOBO ?
Wich CPU Cooler ?

I know nothing from Intel and this could be my 1st Intel CPU (rig)
Recommendations are ALWAYS appreciated.
 

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get the same ram that you had listed. or the patriot viper xtreme div 2s(got mine for $40 - 8gb @ tiger)

get either a z68(discrete and integrated graphics, Smart response technology, Ivy bridge support) or p67(elite gaming chipset for sandy, cant use the integrated graphics though) mobo. MSI and asrock both have very nice z68 boards(pcie 3.0, hdmi/dvi ports) and have confirmed using ivy bridge on them. for a p67 look at the asus mobos.

and why not try to go for 2 lower end video cards like the 570s, save a little money and get better performance.

if you want to do liquid cooling why not look at getting some of the universal gpu coolers($60ish each and still great performance) and pick up a rasa raystorm($65) since im asumming you were already going to pic up a pump etc for the 590. overall better performance and great cooling. just my 2 cents
 

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@microfister
Now I'm considering the Asus Maximus IV (P67 or Z68 IDK yet)

I think in this GPU and planning to buy another one when I collect the money.
I'm looking for better performance in game, specially in BF3 :)

@SMK
NF200 ?
Can you give me some examples ?
 

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Originally Posted by microfister;15287519
if your looking to keep your sandybridge then go p67, if your looking to upgrade to Ivy when it comes out you need to look at the z68 boards.
cant p67 mobos accept ivy?
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iv you getting one get a 2500k unless your data editing or wanna go balls out!
 

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NF200 ?
Can you give me some examples ?
Any board that has more than two x16 PCI-E slots basically for SB uses the NF200 switching chip (Asus Maximus, MSI WS revolution, ASrock Extreme7, etc). Its performance is lower than actual dedicated x16 lanes like on an X58 board, but its still better than dropping to x4/x8.
 

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cant p67 mobos accept ivy?
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iv you getting one get a 2500k unless your data editing or wanna go balls out!
the only companies ive seen confirming the use of ivy bridge samples on their boards were MSI and Asrock, and both pointed at their high end z68 boards with pcie 3.0

and if your going ivy wouldnt you want to utilize all the features of it? the new IGP is up to 30% more powerful(i stream HD movies to my living room with mine through the hdmi port, and still have nvidia surround at the desk) and can run 3 seperate monitors. plus pcie3.0 support, why wouldnt you want to be able to use all the features of the chip when it comes out. apart from just raw power over the 2600k due to 3d transistors.
 

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iv you getting one get a 2500k unless your data editing or wanna go balls out!
What you mean ?
Ok,
I want a motherboard that can run 2 GTX 590 SLI at x16,
not x16, x8, and should be able to run Windows 7 on SSD and everything so far indicates that SSD it's for storage.
I'm so confused with this Intel switch !!!
 

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Any board that has more than two x16 PCI-E slots basically for SB uses the NF200 switching chip (Asus Maximus, MSI WS revolution, ASrock Extreme7, etc). Its performance is lower than actual dedicated x16 lanes like on an X58 board, but its still better than dropping to x4/x8.
even going from x16 to x4 is minimal difference. our gpus barely saturate the bandwidth. yes you will see more drops in FPS, but still negligible difference.

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What you mean ?
the 2500k and the 2600k are pretty much the exact same thing, except the 2600k has 8 threads (2 per core) instead of the 2500k's 4. its a nice feature but isnt utilized by alot of applications, i only really notice it when im doing video encoding.

edit: and is it just me, or do i see alot more 2500ks hitting 5ghz stable than 2600ks?
 

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the 2500k and the 2600k are pretty much the exact same thing, except the 2600k has 8 threads (2 per core) instead of the 2500k's 4. its a nice feature but isnt utilized by alot of applications, i only really notice it when im doing video encoding.

edit: and is it just me, or do i see alot more 2500ks hitting 5ghz stable than 2600ks?

Well charts show that 2600k give better performance in games :s
Intel is more complicated that what I think !
 

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Well, I have no option for the dual PCIe 2.0 x16,
But What do you guys have to said about this MOBO ???
It has plenty of USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s, also
those SATA 6Gb/s on the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
aren't supposed to be used as OS, they recommend to use it as DATA Only

:)

Maximus IV Extreme REV 3.0
 

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What you chose it's perfect don't change anything
Cooler for your cpu i suggest H100 as i have it and i am very impressed by it. Better then H100 would be a custom water loop. I have the same build as you do except the fan controller and am very pleased of my cpu+gpu. I did good to hold off my mobo and i'll probably buy the maximus IV extreme rev 3.0 too.
 

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I choose the H100 !
Now considering in saving some money
from: $2661.07 (Shipped) to $2497.18 (Shipped)
$163.89 less
I'm thinking in buy this EVGA 580.

It could be notable difference on Battlefield 3 & some others game ??
Remember that I plan to buy another one in a near future.
 

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i would go with the 590 and add one later. If you oc them to 630-720 core clock they surpass 580 x 3 easy and cheaper. I am planning to hold my 2x590s until after kepler so about 2-2.5 years but you can hold them for 3 or more since quad sli will pretty much handle any game that comes out in the next 2-3 years. There was a thread around that showed best performance combos and 2x590s was number 3 uner 4x580s and 4x6970s.
 

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Well charts show that 2600k give better performance in games :s
Intel is more complicated that what I think !
not really.
games DO NOT use hyperthreading and the extra cache wont help much either.
go look up performance comparison between the cpus on anandtech. Some games 2500k beats the 2600k and some games the 2600k is like 1-2 fps faster.
 
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