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well I'll do some research and I guess try to pull for a 1155 board and an i series chip, I'm not pleased with an i3 at all so I'll be looking at something better than that.
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Agreed!
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Hate waiting..even then when those newer procers come out there still like thousands of dollars. I could get an 1155 board & an i5, but if i keep waiting around for the best than I wont have anything.
I cant overclock my cpu past 2.4ghz though..something is wrong. My new cooler is great but the cpu just cant the overclocking for some unknown reason.
The CPU probably can't over-clock because you ran into an FSB wall with your motherboard. Only current CPUs that cost thousands of dollars are the six-core Xeons and the 12-core Opterons. Everything else is $999 or lower. We never told you to keep waiting for the best. If you have money now, make a Deneb or Sandy Bridge build. If you're gonna have to wait for the money, buy Bulldozer or Sandy Bridge. Again, you're throwing money at a sinking ship if you get the Q9400. It's not worth it. You have to redo everything if you want something decent. Even my laptop is significantly faster.
    
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Simple answer: If you have 300$ to spend. Go with a SB motherboard and a 2500. If you want to overclock (not needed really) go with the 2500K. RAM modules are very cheap today. 8GB should be about enough for mostly anything. And if I count correctly. You should be set back about 350$ total. If you get a cheap motherboard.

If you want to wait, then save the 350$ add another 350$ when Intel releases Ivy Bridge.
Then you should have a futureproof build. At least for 2 years to come, before they release something EVEN better.. Like always
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well I'll do some research and I guess try to pull for a 1155 board and an i series chip, I'm not pleased with an i3 at all so I'll be looking at something better than that.
i3 is an extremely good chip. I don't know why you'd say it's a bad choice. It's much faster than what you have now and will push any GPU. An i3 2100 coupled with an H61 board is a great choice for a budget gaming rig, as is a Phenom II X4 925 with an 880G or 790X/890GX motherboard.
    
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i3 is weak. I saw some dude gaming with an i3 530 playing GTA IV on youtube and getting an average of 30-35 fps. I like Intel because they are more performance driven. I'm planning on taking your advice and getting a better board w/ ddr3 support and an i5 chip socket 1155.
I can still sell these memory sticks for some cash and put towards my investment. Possibilities, possibilities. This tech i talked too really clarified a few things I was unclear about. . .socket 1156 & 1155, fsb and all that. I'm looking forward to a newer system.
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i went from a amd phenom quad core 940 at 3.6ghz to a sandy bridge setup using the P67A UD4 B3 mobo and a 2500k at 4.7ghz and the difference in games is night and day.
if you have a strong video card like a gtx 570 or ati equivalent then sandy bridge is the way to go to truly unlock the potential of a mid range gaming rig.
the only down side is flakey bios's for a lot of the sandy bridge mobo's at the moment.
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