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19 Apr 2012  

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
New PC Build - Advice on MOBO and PSU Options

Building a new PC for gaming & blu-ray authoring (1080p video from home movie camera)

The basic components:
Core I7-2700K (3.5ghz)
Corsair Hydro H60 cooling
60 GB Intel 520 Series SSD (for Smart Response Technology)
60 GB Intel 520 Series SSD (data HDD for OS - Win 7 Pro 64)
640gb WD Caviar Black 7200
500gb WD 7200
8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600
geForce GTX 580 (1.5ghz)

PSU options?:
850 Watts - Thermaltake TPG-850M Gold Modular 80 Plus PSU ($77 cheaper)
1,200 Watts - Thermaltake TPG-1200M Gold Modular 80 Plus PSU

Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 (will allow CPU to be overclocked to 4.2ghz)
Asus P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 (no overclocking - $50 more)

With the 1200W PSU and the Z68 mobo, the unit is just under $2,000 US, which is my budget.

Update: reading around today, internet rumors state that Ivy Bridge may drop on 4-29-12... not sure of the pricing, but maybe it would be worth it to wait?
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