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Ok so finally making the much needed swap over to intel. this latest I5 seems good value for money. Is $350 ($400 if I get with coolermaster V6 GT) Aus decent price for this CPU + Mobo + installation. Normally I would install myself But I have never swapped over Mobo. This should be a good performance increase and will stop me bottlenecking my GPU. Any ideas on what I should buy or if this is a decent deal?
Mobo - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16885
CPU - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52210
Edited by Zach12_9 - 5/25/11 at 11:42pm
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post #2 of 15
Looks good to me and your rig will fly with a 2500k.

I would buy an asus p8p67 pro board, It is an excellent overclocker and has the uefi bios which makes things much easier!

4gb ram is plenty unless you do hardcore video rendering & multitasking in which case the 2600k would be the better choice, But for gaming the 2500k/2600k perform the same.
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Well as you can see I really need to upgrade but was wondering if this was the best deal for money atm because I am very strapped on cash XD not doing much video rendering and I think over 4GB ram is so pointless barely anyone ever actually uses it
Intel>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AMD lol I am also curious if the new AMD bulldozer or whatever will be decent?
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post #4 of 15
Great choice. maybe choose a different board if you want SLI support.... or you can use an SLI hack.
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My GTX will run anything anyways well OC if it doesn't
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach12_9 View Post
My GTX will run anything anyways well OC if it doesn't
ya they tend to
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ya they tend to
The cooling on mine is beast
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The cooling on mine is beast
very nice! bet it looks sick in your system too The temps on mine finally made me water cool them now I have no problems
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Rumours flying around atm of bulldozers release being put back till Q3 this year. Like i said there's a thread on it in the rumors section.

Bang for buck i think you are well on track with a 2500k, With a mid range p67 board you can also overclock it easy and then your rig will last for years playing games at high res
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post #10 of 15
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The funny thing is that if it wasn't for my CPU I dont think my system would make any noise.. XD I don't have the money for watercooling although it is very beastly! Upload a pic of your system
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