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Old 04-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Help select final motherboard and GPU

Hi everyone. I have finally come down to my final parts which I have bought throughout the past year. I'm down to the motherboard and the GPU and I would appreciate your input. These are my parts which I have selected so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
:http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...3299837&sr=1-1
PSU: Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-850HX
:http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Profes...3299934&sr=1-1
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
Mouse: Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104318
KB: Logitech Call of Duty: MW3 Edition G105 Black 6 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Keyboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126260
Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h60
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064D/AM 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136767

Now I was thinking for a MB I would go with this one:
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131792

For GPU I was thinking the new Nvidia 680. I was wondering if I should hold out for the 4GB version i heard PNY are coming out with or should I go with the ones out now? I'm factoring in mods as I figure the beefier the virtual ram the better.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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If you can afford the 680 go for it, and no need to wait for the 4gb version, the 2gb can handle 3 monitors with ease so you won't have any issues. Also, your psu is a little overkill unless you want to sli in the future, I suggest instead of getting a 850 watt psu, you should get a corsair 650 watt psu and use that extra money to upgrade your WD caviar blue to a black.

The motherboard you chose is a good motherboard, perfect for your system.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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If you can afford the 680 go for it, and no need to wait for the 4gb version, the 2gb can handle 3 monitors with ease so you won't have any issues. Also, your psu is a little overkill unless you want to sli in the future, I suggest instead of getting a 850 watt psu, you should get a corsair 650 watt psu and use that extra money to upgrade your WD caviar blue to a black.

The motherboard you chose is a good motherboard, perfect for your system.
I got the 850 watt because I got it like $30 off the regular price and I got the blue because dell had them on sale for $65 bucks a couple of months ago (I got 3 of them).
So with games like GTAIV; when I run the mods will the current stock 680 be able to handle it with only 2GB of ram?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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I got the 850 watt because I got it like $30 off the regular price and I got the blue because dell had them on sale for $65 bucks a couple of months ago (I got 3 of them).
So with games like GTAIV; when I run the mods will the current stock 680 be able to handle it with only 2GB of ram?
Yes, 2gb is well over enough vram
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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Yes, 2gb is well over enough vram
Cool! Thanks for the reply. Any input on motherboard?
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