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Hey guys

I am looking for an upgrade of the CPU, Motherboard and Memory. Current specs are in Sig/System thingy tongue.gif . I want the upgrade to last quite a while and was thinking about this:

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I chose the 2600k because I do quite a bit of video editing for college. Maybe I should change the Silver Arrow to the H100 on pre-order? If anyone can recommend me anything different, I am all ears .

OR, should I wait and see what bulldozer will offer? Looking to buy after payday next month biggrin.gif
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Asus P8P67 Pro £142.99 cool.gif
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I've heard stories that it doesn't overclock as well? Also, thanks for linking me to that site biggrin.gif Looks cheaper than Overclockers on some stuff smile.gif.
Edited by Greg0986 - 6/7/11 at 12:33pm
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It will overclock just as well,
SCAN is 100% cheaper than OCUK, Especially if you get free delivery there smile.gif

p8p67 pro, remember it is not a X68 board so you will be missing out on some features such as SSD caching.
the board you chose would be the better choice, or maybe the P67a-gd65 if you stick to p67

- do you really need the extra threads the 2600k offers? or will you end up disabling it for a higher overclock, if so, get the 2500k
- do you even need 8gb lol biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antipesto93;13787318 
It will overclock just as well,
SCAN is 100% cheaper than OCUK, Especially if you get free delivery there smile.gif

p8p67 pro, remember it is not a X68 board so you will be missing out on some features such as SSD caching.
the board you chose would be the better choice, or maybe the P67a-gd65 if you stick to p67

- do you really need the extra threads the 2600k offers? or will you end up disabling it for a higher overclock, if so, get the 2500k
- do you even need 8gb lol biggrin.gif

Im doing a lt of video editing for college smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by Greg0986;13787610 
Im doing a lt of video editing for college smile.gif.

With the 2600K you can do that while playing games cool.gif
I do wink.gif
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=Thanks for all the input guys smile.gif I have looked through all of the websites you have put forward and compared and they are more or less the same prices. I will have a look at some of the reviews for the Asus and decide smile.gif

@ACHILEES,
That is what I am planning on doing wink.gif
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