Re: First Gaming Rig in a while would like some input.
i7 2600k supports hyperthreading, but you don't really need it unless the programs you run can support more than 4 cores. The Asus P8z68-V Pro is the same thing has the P8P67 Pro except it has the z68 chipset which allows for SSD caching and use of onboard graphics when the dedicated card isn't being used...if you won't use those features, it's a waste of money...the reviews on that motherboard do not give it justice (I'm assuming you're talking about Newegg right?)...it is perfectly fine.
Asus P5Q Motherboard * OC'ed Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.82ghz w/ Arctic Silver 5 * OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066ghz * Kingston Hyper X (2x2gb) DDR2 1066ghz * EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked * Ultra X-Blaster ATX Mid-Tower * OCZ Vertex 2 120gb * WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 rpm * OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU * Sony Optaric DVD Burner * Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit * 22" LG Flatron W2252TQ LCD * LG Flatron E2281
Samsung Series 7 17.3" Laptop w/ 256gb Vertex 4 SSD