2600k Which Motherboard? No SLI - $1000 total

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Hello Everyone at Tom's

I haven't updated my computer since the intel core 2 duo was cool :) .. With that said it's time for me to upgrade this slow computer. I want to build a nice gaming RIG that can also run the mac VM's (for work).

Parts reusing:
What I currently have:
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
I believe my power supply is OK 750 Watts with a 32 rail. - It caught on fire once :non: but I replaced the fan and everything has been OK for about a year.

Video Card: Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563

Parts I could use but shouldn't:
Ram
: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231417
I don't want this ram anymore since it's only 1333.


What I've been looking to upgrade
I would love to get the 2600k for a little overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

The motherboard I'm really torn about and its a huge reason I'm here.
I don't plan on getting SLI anytime soon... so I don't need the z68 motherboard then right?

ASUS Sabertooth X58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665
$194.99 6×240pin (24GB ram)

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702
199.99 4×240pin (32GB)

What's the difference from the x58 and the P67?
Anyone suggest a motherboard for around $225?

Ram?:
Would love to have around 24 GB of ram with these VM's for work.
I'm completely open for suggestions.

SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211569

\\\ UPDATE to motherboard
I believe I would like to get the SMART cache SSD installed. How should I go about this?
 
I'd say, this is probably best u can get for the $200. It is very good mobo.
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI + PCIE 3.0, Bluetooth

$204.99 + FREE SHIPPING

Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

And if u want to add another card later, its all ready. With bonanza of the features and strong OC. It is also ready for the future CPU compatibility.

13-131-790-Z05
 
[fixed]UPDATE to motherboard
I believe I would like to get the SMART cache SSD installed. How should I go about this?[/fixed]
Forget about that, if u are getting SSD like that above, install all , the system + apps + page file on that directly and there is no need to cache it anymore. It would be good, if your system would be on the HDD.
 
Your GPU is great, use that : )
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[fixed]Ram?:
Would love to have around 24 GB of ram with these VM's for work.
I'm completely open for suggestions. [/fixed]
U should use with 2600K , dual kit.

32GB 16GB 8GB - assuming u have x 64bit windows.

For more than 16GB RAM, u need Win7 Pro, Ultimate, Enterprise.
 

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No video editing, mostly I run eclipse or multiple VM's for different software testing ( I work as a software QA engineer)
This PC will be for gaming and mostly multitasking with work (multiple applications + every web browser open you can think of), eclipse IDE, VM's (Mac, windows, linux).
 

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I'm sold :)
MAX 32 GB but the 8GB ram is very pricy.. so it looks like I'll have 16 GB. 16 GB should be plenty then :) -
 

All u need than, is 2500K and some beefy GPU : ))
 

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Currently I'm running windows 7 ultimate so I'm good there. The 32 GB of ram looks pricy so I guess I'll stick to 16GB.

And nikorr ... I've never had someone so helpful on the internet. You are an amazing person. Thank you so much for helping me!!!
 

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I'm checking out with it as we speak :) Grand-total with a dvd burner $998 :) Right on the money!
 

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