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Originally Posted by ASSAD101;13807550 
Hey guys, i currently have a E5300, EP45-UD3L, and 2gb Corsair dominator that i want to upgrade from to something up to date and more effective. I have $300 to spend and i can push for a tiny bit extra max probably 380. I'm not quite sure what would be best for value. I like gaming a bit, but mainly general use and bragging rights are all i need it for. tongue.gif

I was thinking this but it pushes the budget a bit:
4Gb ripjaws 1600mhz
ASRock P67-PRO
2500k

Anyone have recommendations?

Cheers
I'm in the same boat as you... P45 mobo, 775 hardware and same budget.

I think the suggestion you received is good.

What is your Corsair model? I would look at whether the other Dominators can be placed right in... the CAS latency/timings should be similar so it is easier to manage.

If you don't need or care for integrated graphics, then the mobo suggested seems like a good choice.

I was going to wait for BD myself to see but now I'm convinced to just go with SB. I gave up the idea of pursuing current AMD tech, too, even though it's cheaper. SB is a bit more expensive but from my research, SB stuff runs cooler and on less power consumption.
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This would fall under $380:

RAM: 4GB G Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 ($40 with $10 off code)

2500K CPU+MOBO Combos:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3
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If going with asrock and you plan on getting a good stable overclock dont go for the entry level boards i have now seen two ppl here unable to achieve 4ghz stable on them.

The mid/high end asrock boards do very well
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post
Your 4870x2 will literally max out any game out there, so no need for upgrading the GPUs.
I upgraded (yeah thats right, upgraded) from a 4870 tri-fire to a 6950 set up, and love it.
Game quality looks ten million times better, even if it is at lower fps.

i say sell the 4870s and get 6950 + phenom IIx3 or something
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Any GPU upgrade will be bottlenecked by the rest of your setup. Your SB plan would give you a great performance boost. If you could manage to sell your 4870X2 and save up some more money you could upgrade your GPU later on.
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Thread Starter 
I plan on trying to keep my card, probably until it dies. I'm from Australia so newegg is a no go Could you guys recommend motherboards from here please?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...h=138_711_1183
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Originally Posted by ASSAD101 View Post
I plan on trying to keep my card, probably until it dies. I'm from Australia so newegg is a no go Could you guys recommend motherboards from here please?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...h=138_711_1183
Bang for buck i would go with the asrock p67 pro 3 if your only after a one card solution. Or the asus p8p67 pro being better if your looking for cf/sli support

I like the asrock p67 extreme 6, Awsome features for the price, I very nearly bought one myself
Edited by Chewy - 6/10/11 at 7:48am
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post #18 of 18

ASRock p67 Extreme4


Intel i7 2500k

http://www.acmemicro.com/ShowProduct.aspx?pid=8717

about 380 dollars without tax tho. but that would be a great choice without a budget. Also you will be selling your old stuff wont you? On ebay land of the idiots you can prob get $150 for ech of those componts.
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