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H i guys, I'm setting up a computer and I need your advise.I will be getting i7-2600K, MSI GTX580 Twin FrozR II OC, Kingston HyperX H2O Cooler 6GB DDR3 2000MHz RAM, 1 TB WD Cav.Black HDD.I was looking for P8Z68 ASUS but there isn't any left in the shop that I'll be buying the comupter. Can you advice me some motherboards which can I buy instead of?And I'm confused about RAM, do you know about H20 Coolers? And Will 6GB DDR3 2000 MHz will be enough for me? Should I buy Geil Plus 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Voltage Dual kit (2X4GB)?Appreciate your help!Thanks a lot!

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Seems like a good question for the hardware forums.Any Z68 from Asrock or Asus. 1600MHz is plenty. Shoot for <1.5V

i think the p67 platform would b better than the z68 anyway
Say what now?

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i think the p67 platform would b better than the z68 anyway
Why do you say that ? And you base that on what information?To the OP, Gigabyte or Asus Z68 would be the best. Both rock solid boards and good o/c's.

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DISCLAIMER FIRST! Without access to a larger supply of CPU's the following may well be anecdotal, but it convinced me.I have 3 sandy bridge cpu's, 2x i7 2600k's & an i5 2500k. I've also used both p8p67-pro and p8z68-deluxe motherboards.On both boards, all 3 cpu's became unstable at the same clock speeds as on the other board (ranging from 4.3 to 4.6) and at +/- 5c temperature difference.They seemed to run slightly hotter on the z68, but that could also be largely due to a warmer ambient temperature (my A/C failed when I started testing out the z68 board so the house was about 15-20f(8-11c) warmer)Both i7's were tested with HT disabled

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They seemed to run slightly hotter on the z68, but that could also be largely due to a warmer ambient temperature (my A/C failed when I started testing out the z68 board so the house was about 15-20f(8-11c) warmer)Both i7's were tested with HT disabled
I think you answered your own questions there!

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Yes, I suspect that was the reason, but I also thought it was still worth mentioning.

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