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Yes! The one I linked can OC up to 5Ghz. And more if you are willing to push it. But even if you aren't they will go far and fast. With the base clock speed at 3.3GHZ it give's you a ton of room to keep going.

I highly suggest spending the extra money on that. Especially considering it can outperform a $1000 chip in certain circumstances. Though I also agree that you should be getting at least a 560 for gaming. I would suggest that to your friend. Even if it just breaks the budget just a little.

Otherwise you will regret it later and end up spending more money down the track anyway.
Awesome, which GTX560 would be the best for this computer?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130661

The 560 I would use. With a review http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1617/8/

Or the ATI option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909

Both would be more then enough for gaming. The 6870 may out perform the 560 though. Depends on game etc etc.
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1. You definitely NEED the i5 2500k if you want to do any overclocking, and with the hyper 212+ you can easily hit 4.5GHz and possibly get closer to 5.0.... but you need a little bit better motherboard

2. a better motherboard. that motherboard is only 4 phases here is information on the motherboards. More phases means more stable OC. Also that board doesn't support SLI if you want to go with Nvidia.
If you WANT Asus I would recommend the M-Pro if you're wanting to stay around 150. I would also recommend the ASRock EXTREME4.

3. I would recommend a better GPU like an HD RADEON 6850/70 for your price range or a GTX460 1GB or 560

6870 recommendation

Edit: if you want nvidia you'll want a motherboard with SLI, but the EVGA ^^^ is what I would say for a 560; this ASUS should be good as well

4. You can probably save some money getting a slightly cheaper PSU; like a 650W or 750W around 80-100

5. You can also save money getting a cheaper case; a good one to check out is the CM 690 II Advanced (or basic) and the CM Storm Scout

or save a lot with the Xigmatek Utgard or Zalman Z9 or an NZXT case

Edit: Good Corsair TX 650 and 750 to save some money
Edited by veritas-truth - 5/19/11 at 10:17pm
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