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Im getting an Intel i3 2100 cpu and this is a list of what I need/want.

at least 16 gigs DDR3 (so I can increase from 8 if I feel the need later)
at least 5 sata ports (preferably 1 or 2 6gbps but not a big deal if none)
either VGA or HDMI
3 or more onboard usb
2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 (will most likely add a 2nd card after a bit)
price $130 or lower.

Ive found several on tigerdirect but most have h67 chipset and dont say if they are before the recall or after and there are so many others that I just dont know, Ive looked everywhere
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post #2 of 8
Nvm
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Well, they will be after the recall, hence it being a recall, so there will be nothing to worry about, also, they are legally bound to tell you they are pre-recall boards.
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Sounds good, how is Biostar motherboards? Only thing I dont like is its a micro
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post #5 of 8
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Hows this board? It looks like it would be exactly what I need but one thing Idk about, after getting the dual slot graphics cards installed I will no longer be able to use one PCI-e and one PCI slot right?

How do you think this RAM would stack up with the i5 2500k I just ordered and that motherboard?
Edited by Velvetdreams21 - 5/28/11 at 10:11am
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you can get a Z68X-UD3H pretty nasty little board. Get a 2500K and OC to 4.5ghz.
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I did already order the 2500k so its on its way, that board does look good, Its actually got more than I need which is what I wanted anyway so thanks.

What about the RAM I posted?

EDIT: I just thought of something, dont I need P67 chipset in order to OC the k chips?
Edited by Velvetdreams21 - 5/29/11 at 2:16pm
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3.16 TB of HDD space. SSD(s) soon Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" viore Ultra X3 1000w 
Case
CM Storm Sniper 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
3.16 TB of HDD space. SSD(s) soon Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" viore Ultra X3 1000w 
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CM Storm Sniper 
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post #8 of 8
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Nvm found the answer to both

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigabyte
Combining the advantages of the Intel® P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel® P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel® Core ™ processors.
and that the cpu only supports up to 1333Mhz
Edited by Velvetdreams21 - 5/29/11 at 3:19pm
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Intel i5 2500k GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Radeon HD 6850 8gig G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
3.16 TB of HDD space. SSD(s) soon Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" viore Ultra X3 1000w 
Case
CM Storm Sniper 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Radeon HD 6850 8gig G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
3.16 TB of HDD space. SSD(s) soon Windows 7 Ultimate x64 32" viore Ultra X3 1000w 
Case
CM Storm Sniper 
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