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Hey here is my parts list for my new rig but i need to try to save some money without hurting the performance. Thanks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($286.49 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.89 @ CompUSA)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1495.29
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Hi grifenfox, Posted Image

What will be the main use for the rig?
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Im mainly trying to build a high end gaming rig
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Please consider this build. Case has better airflow/control, separate PSU compartment, more acceptable washable filters.
I have not included your GPU as there are better available, suggest you do more research before deciding. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130787
> http://www.fudzilla....70-ftw-reviewed
> http://www.bit-tech....70-2gb-review/1



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b3vC<br class="Apple-interchange-newline">
$922.00
Alternative, current generation Mobo, > http://www.newegg.co...5E13-157-295-TS
SSD review. > http://www.hardwarec...-review-13.html
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Okay thanks! I will definitely look into different GPUs. Thanks for the info any help is always appreciated
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Just want to make sure everything is compatable before i start making purchases. Thanks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Antec DF-85 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 850W CPX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
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Hi.
Yes everything is compatible.
You have selected a Z68 platform, which is OK. Please confirm that it is your choice. compare the full specs.
> http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
> http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
Download the user manual for the board you are going to use as they are often more up to date than the one included in the retail box.
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I'm thinking i should go with the P8Z77-V PRO. Is that the choice you recommend?
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I'm thinking i should go with the P8Z77-V PRO. Is that the choice you recommend?

Yes. Some functions on the Z68 are achieved with BIOS firmware.
Here are the 2 boards side by side. > http://www.newegg.co...9^13-131-819-TS
On the Z77, I think, for a gaming/entertainment build, the Wi-Fi is more useful than eSata. more PCI-E bandwidth, slightly better LAN, Display Port.

"By moving USB 3.0 onto the chipset without reducing the number of available PCIe 2.0 lanes, Z77 allows manufacturers to stuff more devices onto their boards at lower cost. In many instances, this means they can even avoid expensive multi-lane PCIe bridges to bring us enthusiast-class features at mainstream prices. While we probably wouldn’t spend the money to upgrade from Z68, new system builders have nothing to lose and a few small things to gain by choosing a motherboard with Intel’s latest mainstream platform controller hub."

Source, > http://www.tomshardw...rk,3174-10.html


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okay thank you!!
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Have you any experience with computer building?
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