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post #1 of 13
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Below system.

Long story short... my motherboard has gone out. I know that it would be easy enough to get a new one and get back to work... but..

Given what I could sell my ram/cpu (g0 stepping) for.... (which would be what, btw), what would the cost of stepping up to a decent i7 system. I would OC it.. so I don't need to go crazy on processor... however I also don't want to OC to the point where I need to buy another motherboard like this..

Can you guys help me decide and recommend a cpu/mobo combo? I'd prefer to have an error code screen like on my ip35 pro... but it isn't a deal breaker.

All help will be appreciated and rewarded
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Id go with an i5 2500k for the cpu.
Edited by Timlander - 5/23/11 at 10:38am
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I would rebuild if you can't RMA that board - Q6600's are still great CPU's and isn't really your limiting factor in your build at the moment (your video card for games is) - otherwise you're looking ~ $100 for the CPU and $40 for the memory? that doesn't even add up to a new i7 processor, look to spend ~ $400 - 500 for memory, mobo and processor if you step up to something new.
Edited by appleg33k85 - 5/23/11 at 10:34am
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You mean, i5 2500k lol

My P8P67 board cost around $135 and the 2600k cost $340 (damn Canadian tax ..)

But since it's the 2500k, it's more than $250, total $385
So you're looking into 400 bucks into these parts.. oh, and you need ram lol.
$100 for a pair of DDR3 Kingston HyperX, 2x4GB 1600, I got them for really cheap
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
I would rebuild if you can't RMA that board - Q6600's are still great CPU's and isn't really your limiting factor in your build at the moment (your video card for games is) - otherwise you're looking ~ $100 for the CPU and $40 for the memory? that doesn't even add up to a new i7 processor, look to spend ~ $400 - 500 for memory, mobo and processor if you step up to something new.
^ Also true. Depends on how much money you are willing to put out really.

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Originally Posted by SpammisT View Post
You mean, i5 2500k lol

My P8P67 board cost around $135 and the 2600k cost $340 (damn Canadian tax ..)

But since it's the 2500k, it's more than $250, total $385
So you're looking into 400 bucks into these parts.. oh, and you need ram lol.
$100 for a pair of DDR3 Kingston HyperX, 2x4GB 1600, I got them for really cheap
Typo opps lol thanks.
post #6 of 13
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From what games I play (TF2 mostly) the video card isn't holding me back... I'm just trying to decide if its worth it at this point to sell what i can and upgrade
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
From what games I play (TF2 mostly) the video card isn't holding me back... I'm just trying to decide if its worth it at this point to sell what i can and upgrade
Well if you are fine with that gpu then I dont see a reason for you to upgrade at this point IMO.
post #8 of 13
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Don't think there would be a noticeable gain from the new CPU and ddr3 memory?
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post #9 of 13
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And can I get a rec. on a mobo if i stay with what I have?
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
And can I get a rec. on a mobo if i stay with what I have?
Well its been a while since iv been in the 775 section, but I would suggest this one only because you require 4 dimm slots. Should be a pretty decent board too. Poor onboard graphics but you wont be using those anyways so no problem there.
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