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Originally Posted by theturbofd View Post
probably like around 800-1000 in upgrades
There's only a couple boards right now that have x16/x16 bandiwdth for PCI-E if you plan for SLI with GTX 480s or better. These boards have the NF200 chipset and are rather expensive. However, the performance difference between x8/x8 and x16/x16 is rather negligible with today's cards.

Don't know what ppower supply you're using exactly, but GTX 480 in SLI is rather power hungry requiring at least a 850W quality unit if you plan to overclock anything.

Anyways, this will fall within budget:

NZXT Phantom + 2500K

ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION + Corsair 8GB Vengeance....or if you don't care about full PCI-E bandwidth, you can go with the Asus Sabertooth combo HERE

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SilverStone Strider 850W
Corsair Professional AX850
Seasonic X850
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by mcastaneda68 View Post

Based on this, the Core i7-2600k is 35% more powerful than the Core i5-2500k.

The question is how much real life difference this 35% more CPU power brings...
In real-life performance and mostly gaming, there's almost no difference whatsoever. Where the 2600k really takes over is in multi-threaded apps like video editing.
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I'd personally go with the P8P67 Deluxe/8GB Vengeance combo over the Sabertooth or Revolution.

For a PSU, this Corsair 850HX is awesome. That Silverstone is good too.
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