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Ok current system is sig rig.

I can "Upgrage" (?) to 2500k and a GIGABYTE P67A-UD3-B3
Is this a decent board? how does it compare to my current board? And is it even worth switching it out? Also how does this board OC?

Edit
also does it have intel raid? i cant find that out
Edited by iCrap - 6/2/11 at 1:08pm
    
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post #2 of 18
You cannot upgrade to a 2500 with your board if this is what your asking. It is a different socket.
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i don't see why you can't sufficient psu, everything else checks out
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No im not upgrading to 2500k on my current board.

I also have that board that i said in OP.
    
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yeh its fine man swap the mobo and cpu and you'll be fine
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post #6 of 18
The board & the 2500k will do great, the overclocking potential would be allright with this motherboard. However your currently system doesn't seem to me as a need for an upgrade. Also what do your primary use your computer for ?
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post #7 of 18
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Its gaming, schoolwork, photoshop, lightroom.

the board and 2500k is actually my MediaPC so its totally going to waste.

But i don't want to be downgrading my motherboard. Thats why i want to know if the Gigabyte really is better.
    
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post #8 of 18
#7 Would fit you allright for abit longer then, therefor wait, till you think its starting to become a must for a new PC. You can stay happy with your current system by now
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by BCon View Post
#7 Would fit you allright for abit longer then, therefor wait, till you think its starting to become a must for a new PC. You can stay happy with your current system by now
Yea but for a free upgrade why not right? just a simple swap.

Although i still can't figure out if the gigabyte has raid... :/
    
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Ok current system is sig rig.

I can "Upgrade" (?) to 2500k and a GIGABYTE P67A-UD3-B3
Is this a decent board? how does it compare to my current board? And is it even worth switching it out? Also how does this board OC?

Edit
also does it have intel raid? i cant find that out
Yes and no. Yes because it would be easy to just swap mobos and CPUs, but you probably won't notice much of a difference. You'd only notice if you were doing video transcoding or really heavy photoshop work, but you have a p67 board so it's not optimized for that anyway; it's really for gaming. But since it's free, why not?

and yes, the Gigabyte board has RAID. Almost every board that has more than one SATA port has RAID. It just matters how many hard drives you want to connect to it. It also supports SATA III 6.0 Gb/s if that matters to you.
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