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Vanzagar
06-18-11, 05:02 PM
Thoughts? Improvements for near same $$?

CPU = Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Motherboard = GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
Review = http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/reviews/43666-gigabyte-ga-z68x-ud3p-b3-living-review.html#post121236
Can edit BIOS from the OS, this working okay, or is it plagued with issues?

Memory = G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Will be running 570 GTX SLI... any problems/issues you can see?

Thanks,

Vanz

Rummy
06-18-11, 07:22 PM
Just get the 2500k. I have that same ram in my P8P67 Pro, works great.

mullet
06-19-11, 08:40 AM
No matter what you choose you just can't lose.

frenchy2k1
06-20-11, 05:37 PM
buy it from microcenter. cheaper
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587

Recommended to buy the 2500k instead of 2600k unless you do a lot of heavy multithreading.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Get the difference and buy a 64GB SSD to use as cache on the Z68
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351760

Vanzagar
06-20-11, 07:37 PM
ya, the 2600 is a bit more but I really hate ripping apart my whole machine to change the cpu, I think I'll spend a little more now and so I can wait a little longer until I have to do my next upgrade...

ICE2K
06-21-11, 03:49 AM
nice let us know when u get it runing...

lee63
06-21-11, 10:40 AM
This is basically what what I have, except I have the Evga P67 board. I need to get the GPU, PSU and monitor...but that's a $1000 I don't have right now :thumbdwn: