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My friend wants to completely rebuild his computer and he wants to get a Sandy Bridge proc....He was looking to get an i3 or an i5 but have the possibility to upgrade to an i7 later...Do you think this would be a good starting motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131711

I have not owned a 1155 motherboard before. He would do some light overclocking and only wants to have one graphics card. Thanks
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Don't go with an H67 motherboard. The P8P67 will be a bettrer choice since he'll obviously have a decent GPU.

You have the mid range P8P67 which i'd go for

Or

The P8P67 LE which is the diet version.

I certainly wouldn't go with an M-ATX board..

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The ASUS P8P67 Pro is also a great choice... But, I'm Biased...
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That looks like a very nice motherboard...Might have to get one for myself too when i decide to upgrade he has an 8800GT right now, I'm trying to convince him to upgrade it, so he can work his new proc, whatever he may get. Thanks for the replies!
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IT's ok, and the P8P67 pro is overkill for his needs. I doubt he'll use the P8P67 to its full potential, but it's got a lot of headroom etc for upgrades.

Also, if he doesn't replace his GPU that will be a massive bottleneck on gaming. A nice 560ti would suit him down to the ground.

Oh and an i5 2500k without fail. I don't really think that dual cores are standard in a new machine anymore.
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IT's ok, and the P8P67 pro is overkill for his needs. I doubt he'll use the P8P67 to its full potential, but it's got a lot of headroom etc for upgrades.

Also, if he doesn't replace his GPU that will be a massive bottleneck on gaming. A nice 560ti would suit him down to the ground.

Oh and an i5 2500k without fail. I don't really think that dual cores are standard in a new machine anymore.
Yeah, I think he was leaning towards the 2500K. I mean, the 2600K is way better but I don't think he'd be able to use it to it's potential so the 2500K would be good to save some money
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The ASUS P8P67 Pro is also a great choice... But, I'm Biased...
I think all of us asus p67 board owners are these days. lol.

OP: go with the p8p67, the p8p67 pro, or the p8p67 deluxe. All are great boards. If you dont plan on going sli then I would just go for the p8p67. If you do plan on going sli then I would get the pro or the deluxe.
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Yeah, I think he was leaning towards the 2500K. I mean, the 2600K is way better but I don't think he'd be able to use it to it's potential so the 2500K would be good to save some money
If he's only gaming then the 2500k is fine, the only reason to get the 2600k is if you're using applications that support multi-threading.

Basically, photoshop, video rendering and audio apps etc are programs that can use hyperthreading.
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Yeah, I think he was leaning towards the 2500K. I mean, the 2600K is way better but I don't think he'd be able to use it to it's potential so the 2500K would be good to save some money
It's not WAY better and also, just because it's faster doesn't mean it's better too. If the most CPU intensive app he is running is a game, it won't make a difference.
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Why not pick up a Z68 motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rboard&x=0&y=0

Would give you MORE options for only a slight bump in price. (can use the IGP, SSD cache'n, can overclock the unlocked cpu's as well)
    
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