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Hey everyone,

Well I didn't plan on jumping ship to Sandy Bridge, but I got offered $600 locally for my CPU/memory/motherboard, which is an offer I definitely can't refuse!

I'm wondering which LGA1155 CPU/motherboard/memory combo I should go with?
The i7 2600k for $220 at Microcenter definitely looks nice. The 8GB kit of GSKILL Ripjaws X on Newegg look like the best set of memory available at the moment.

Where I'm stuck is choosing which motherboard to go with. I'm not sure if I want a Z68 board or a P67 board.
The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 looks good, but is missing the Lucid Virtu technology, which is pretty dumb considering it's a Z68 board. On the P67 side, the Asus P8P67 Deluxe looks like it would be my best bet.
I plan on pushing this chip as far as it can go, so please let me know which components (CPU/memory/motherboard) you guys think would be best. Thank you!
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/21/11 at 10:09am
post #2 of 10
nicely done dude! but what dope would pay you $600 for that stuff lol biggrin.gif...
CPU and RAM looks nice but for mobo I recommend this
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Originally Posted by stinky;13585638 
nicely done dude! but what dope would pay you $600 for that stuff lol biggrin.gif...
CPU and RAM looks nice but for mobo I recommend this

Beats me, but I'm not going to complain! biggrin.gif
That motherboard looks great man, I hadn't even considered it!
I'm always upset that the high-end stuff is usually red/black, but this matches my gear great! biggrin.gif
I'm a bit worried that I'll be missing out on what Z68 has to offer, though.
Any suggestion on what other upgrades I could do to my sig rig? I'm not really interested in a SSD at the moment, they're a little too overpriced for my tastes right now.
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/21/11 at 10:35am
post #4 of 10
W00t! Cena's going to SANDIES!

Haha!

Now WHERE does it say the 2600 is 220 at Micro Center! I must go complain immediately!

Pretty good deal you can get for your current setup. Good deal for you!
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
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HAF 932 
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
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HAF 932 
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;13585777 
Beats me, but I'm not going to complain! biggrin.gif
That motherboard looks great man, I hadn't even considered it!
I'm always upset that the high-end stuff is usually red/black, but this matches my gear great! biggrin.gif
I'm a bit worried that I'll be missing out on what Z68 has to offer, though.
Any suggestion on what other upgrades I could do to my sig rig? I'm not really interested in a SSD at the moment, they're a little too overpriced for my tastes right now.

I think that after you have the following gear...
i7-2600k
ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
g.skill ripjaws x 8gb ddr3/1600

then you should only really need a better gfx card... maybe a gtx 570?
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Originally Posted by stinky;13585922 
I think that after you have the following gear...
i7-2600k
ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
g.skill ripjaws x 8gb ddr3/1600

then you should only really need a better gfx card... maybe a gtx 570?

I think he's waiting for the next gen of gfx to upgrade.

Good recommendation though. But ****.. even the 570 is expensive..=[ Why can't they make amazing cards at price points we can afford.
The HAF 2600k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Pro 2x GTX 460 2GB 8GB 1600 G-Skill RipjawzX 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
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HAF 932 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
64gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 640GB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 27" ASUS Corsair AX750 750Watt 
Case
HAF 932 
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by WuLF;13585850 
W00t! Cena's going to SANDIES!

Haha!

Now WHERE does it say the 2600 is 220 at Micro Center! I must go complain immediately!

Pretty good deal you can get for your current setup. Good deal for you!

Hey WuLF!

I made a mistake, it's actually $230, not $220. Still a great deal!
Hopefully this sale will go through and I'll be getting a nice little sidegrade. tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinky;13585922 
I think that after you have the following gear...
i7-2600k
ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
g.skill ripjaws x 8gb ddr3/1600

then you should only really need a better gfx card... maybe a gtx 570?
Quote:
Originally Posted by WuLF;13585939 
I think he's waiting for the next gen of gfx to upgrade.

Good recommendation though. But ****.. even the 570 is expensive..=[ Why can't they make amazing cards at price points we can afford.

I wasn't going to upgrade my GPU until next gen, but since I'm getting so much for my current gear, I figure I might as well.
I would go with the 570, but the EVGA one doesn't match my set-up. tongue.gif
Maybe I'll save up a little longer and go for a 580. Hopefully it will go down to around $400 over the next couple of months. biggrin.gif

I'm still not sure if I want a P67 board since Z68 is out now though...
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/21/11 at 11:22am
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the 2600k is $280 still. i got the 2500k and an asus p67 pro for $358 after taxes last month they might still be on sale.
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9tb storage (4x2tb,1tb) 2 dvd burners silver arrow windows 7 blk 64bit 
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post #9 of 10
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Looks like I actually won't be going with the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution, since I'm hearing a lot of bad things about it.
It's a shame there aren't a lot of options with LGA1155 motherboards when it comes to having PCI-E x16/x16. Would I be gimping myself if I had a motherboard with PCI-E x8/x8 for SLI/Crossfire?
post #10 of 10
Yea looks like your only other option is either the P67A-UD7 or the Z68A-UD7. I would honestly go with the P67 because it is cheaper and I honestly don't believe the features that the Z68 boards provide to be all that good...
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