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My current motherboard seems to have died, and I need a replacement motherboard/CPU. I was looking at getting another 890FX motherboard, but then I thought why not just sell my current CPU and get a i5 + new mobo instead.

So being a poor student with no money I need the best bang per buck with an ATX motherboard and i5 2500K. I live in South Africa so please don't like sites like newegg or amazon

Currently I can sell my CPU for ~R1000 and I have about R1000 in my account as well as it being my birthday soon I should have up to R4000 at most.

So if you guys could be so kind as to find an i5 2500K + any decent motherboard for R4000 or less I would be very grateful
I just need an ATX or bigger motherboard, and decent VRM's with at least 2 PCIE slots that are at least 3 slots apart. (soundcard + 3 slot GPU cooler)

So far I have found an ASUS P8P67 + i5 for R3671
From this store: http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/
Also the less it costs = the better
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Those looks good components, but if you want Crossfire in future go with the Pro mobo.
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Go with the P8P67 Pro board for the higher VRM and the ability to Crossfire/SLI in the future.
It's worth the investment.
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/12/11 at 6:19am
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I will never crossfire/SLI in the future, hated it and I see no need for it. If I ever upgrade from this 5870 it will be the ATI/Nvidia best single card.
How does the Gigabyte UD3R compare to the ASUS P8P67 Pro?
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I will never crossfire/SLI in the future, hated it and I see no need for it. If I ever upgrade from this 5870 it will be the ATI/Nvidia best single card.
How does the Gigabyte UD3R compare to the ASUS P8P67 Pro?
The UD3R is for socket 1366 and doesn't work with SB and is more expensive. If you don't plan use multi-GPU, then, you are good to go.
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I meant this one: http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/gi...et-p-6765.html
sorry terrible with Gigabyte names XD

I can find that + i5 for R3400 locally (ignore that sites pricing)
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I will never crossfire/SLI in the future, hated it and I see no need for it. If I ever upgrade from this 5870 it will be the ATI/Nvidia best single card.
How does the Gigabyte UD3R compare to the ASUS P8P67 Pro?
You really can't go wrong with either one.
The Asus P8P67 Pro has a few features over the Gigabyte P67A-UD3R, but nothing you'd miss.
This is a great thread for reference.
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You really can't go wrong with either one.
The Asus P8P67 Pro has a few features over the Gigabyte P67A-UD3R, but nothing you'd miss.
This is a great thread for reference.
There is no way in hell that I am going back to weak VRM's
So I guess now its between the ASUS P8P67 Pro or Gigabyte UD4 P67
I am leaning towards the ASUS motherboard, if only I can find it in stock here
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I meant this one: http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/gi...et-p-6765.html
sorry terrible with Gigabyte names XD

I can find that + i5 for R3400 locally (ignore that sites pricing)
That Gigabyte is very good too, but I'd go with the ASUS in 1st place.
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I know with AMD that motherboards like mine stop me from even considering overclocking/overvolting. Will the difference in VRM's from the ASUS P8P67 to the P8P67 Pro stop me from overclocking as much? Or will it be unnoticeable?
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Intel 2500K 5Ghz ASUS P8P67 Pro EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 G.Skill RipJaws X 2133Mhz 16GB 
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240GB Corsair Neutron GTX RAID0 Samsung 850 Evo 1TB WD Red 8TB Corsair H115i GTX 
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EK Vardar fans Windows 10 Dell u2713hm Apple Cinema Display 
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Razer BlackWidow 2013 CoolerMaster V1000 Corsair 760T Artic White Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
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CoolerMaster Swift-RX XL ASUS Xonar DX Schiit Magni Sennheiser HD650 
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