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Okay so recently I upgraded my video card from a GTX 260 C216 SC to the HD6950 2GB... now its time to step up the main components! I need a sandy bridge build that isn't going to break the pocket. I'm not up to speed with whats the best out there currently so I'm turning to the OCN community for some back up. What is the best bang for the buck bridge build currently!!?!

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2500K
Corsair H60
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Thank you for the build, I couldn't find the P67A-UD5-B3 but I did find the UD4. The total on that is around $475 shipped which is a lot cheaper than I thought. I'm still open for suggestions to new builds as well!
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The UD4 is a quality motherboard. I also have the Corsair Vengeance and let me warn you not to get a large heatsink with that RAM and Mobo combo because it will be a tight fit. I have to have my A70 mounted for vertical airflow which is fine but one of my DIMMs is still touching it slightly with the sticks in slots 2 and 4. With an Hxx you obviously won't have that problem though.
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This is my current selection for my build, I figured might as well go big or go home because I want something that is going to be future proof for a while...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

If you have any suggestions or replacements you would prefer feel free to let me know! I'll have this on order in just a couple of days.
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sell you one of my 2600k for 250 plus shipping

for the board... best value/price would probably be the p8p67 pro, ud4 b3, or the asrock extreme pro.

a 2500k new is around $229

EDIT: if you are never going to sli or overclock much... there are cheaper boards that will do...

depends on what you want to do i guess

EDIT: that msi board is fine, but the p8p67 pro and ud4 b3 would be better imo
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/6/11 at 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
sell you one of my 2600k for 250 plus shipping

for the board... best value/price would probably be the p8p67 pro, ud4 b3, or the asrock extreme pro.

a 2500k new is around $229

EDIT: if you are never going to sli or overclock much... there are cheaper boards that will do...

depends on what you want to do i guess

EDIT: that msi board is fine, but the p8p67 pro and ud4 b3 would be better imo
Is the different between 2500k to 2600k noticable? I do plan to OC but I wont mind if there isn't much headroom. Running this CPU at stock speeds I'm sure will be more than enough.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
Is the different between 2500k to 2600k noticable? I do plan to OC but I wont mind if there isn't much headroom. Running this CPU at stock speeds I'm sure will be more than enough.
the difference is negligible if you are just gaming... but for multi-threaded apps like encoding or rendering the HT on the 2600k really helps. It will increase performance by about 30% or so...
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...WS#ReviewStart

How would you rate the motherboard on this combo deal? I've read a lot of the reviews and have even checked Google but I still value the opinion of Overclockers. Help me get the most of my money!
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Just to let you know. I have the biostar tp67xe and this board is pretty nice and on the cheaper side.

As for p67 boards. They all pretty much over clock the same. The difference is really in the list of features. So the best place to start is get a board that is going to suit your needs.

Some boards only support sli and other only support crossfire and other boards support both. So ask your self if you are ever going to use those features and which way you are going to go. The biostar is cheaper because it does not have as many sata ports or pci ports. but it will do sli or crossfire. So if you don't need a board with 4 pci spots there is no need to buy one that has it. Its not going to over clock better or run any faster.
Edited by leichtwork - 5/9/11 at 7:37am
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