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Here's what I need:

Intel i5 2500k
a motherboard, lets say tops 200$
some memory (I can decide this one on my own)
64-128GB SSD, there are too many to choose from :S

So the largest question marks are motherboard and SSD. Any advice would be great
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Here's what I need:

Intel i5 2500k
a motherboard, lets say tops 200$
some memory (I can decide this one on my own)
64-128GB SSD, there are too many to choose from :S

So the largest question marks are motherboard and SSD. Any advice would be great
Ok you need a p67 motherboard to unlock that cpu to it's full potential i recommend an asus board a p8p67 pro is a cracker

4gb 1600mhz memory is more than plenty unless you do hardcore video editing etc

Grab a 1tb Hdd for storage and a 60gb ssd for your boot drive this has to be the best combo for somebody wanting performance on a budget. Check out the read/write times of the ssd's in your price range higher the read/write the better
Edited by Chewy - 6/9/11 at 10:47am
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Ok you need a p67 motherboard to unlock that cpu to it's full potential i recommend an asus board a p8p67 pro is a cracker

4gb 1600mhz memory is more than plenty unless you do hardcore video editing etc

Grab a 1tb Hdd for storage and a 60gb ssd for your boot drive this has to be the best combo for somebody wanting performance on a budget. Check out the read/write times of the ssd's in your price range higher the better
I'm going to get 8GB of 1600MHz since it's so cheap these days. So Asus P8P67 you say then? I'll have a look. What SSD brand exactly, I know what size I want but there are way too many brands. OCZ Vertex seems good to me though.
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I'm going to get 8GB of 1600MHz since it's so cheap these days. So Asus P8P67 you say then? I'll have a look. What SSD brand exactly, I know what size I want but there are way too many brands. OCZ Vertex seems good to me though.
Intel/ocz ssd's are well recommended around here for there speed and reliability so i would look there first. 50% of ocn users who own 2500k/2600k have asus p67 boards, The mid range pro version has many great features without costing the earth. It has also proven to be a monster overclocker for these cpu's. There really is not much between the different makes of boards tbh so pick a mid range board that you like.
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Intel/ocz ssd's are well recommended around here for there speed and reliability so i would look there first. 50% of ocn users who own 2500k/2600k have asus p67 boards, The mid range pro version has many great features without costing the earth. It has also proven to be a monster overclocker for these cpu's
Many thanks to you buddy. Going to order the setup today, +rep
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Many thanks to you buddy. Going to order the setup today, +rep
No prob's Have fun!
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i like crucial SSDs, they are pretty good.
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