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2600K - MoBo?

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Hi @ll, I am a new member at OCN and really need your help

So I am planning to upgrade my ol' rig. I am quite happy with my GPU (4870 HD), the main thing I want to upgrade is my CPU, meaning I also need a new MoBo and PSU. I am not all too experienced with MoBos and CPUs, so I've spent some time reading thourgh several threads in here and some other forums, until I came to the conlusion to buy an Intel Core i7-2600K. Now I wanted to know which MoBo would be good for this CPU (I read some threads about which MoBos are good for the 2600K, but I just lack of knowledge and wanted the opinion of some1 wiser than me, so I can get a hook of it) and what PSU would be recommended when I use a 4870 -- I am also planning to upgrade my GPU to a new pair of GPUs (not certain which I am going to buy at all, so no idea if I will use SLI or Crossfire) when BF3 is released btw

Considering RAMs I would like to buy 2x4GB - I am also not certain which ones, but I think I will decide this once I finally know which MoBo to get.

I hope I gave enough Information, if not please tell me and I'll add it, since I'm not all too experienced.

Thanks, Pino.

P.S.: My old CPU is a Q6600.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Win 7 Ulti QNIX QX2710LED @120hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW QPAD MK-80 Pro Gaming Keyboard MX-Brown, PS/2 &... Corsair TX850 Enermax Clipeus 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
RAZER Deathadder 2013 Edition Artisan Hayate Audio Technica ATH-M50XBL Beyerdynamic DT-990 PRO  
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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3/1600
PSU: Corsair TX850 v2 850W

Total: ~$675
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That is a good board he recomended you Pino, Well actually it all is solid I would go with something around the lines of what he put up you will see some good gaming with that rig GL
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
Ok, then I guess I'll stick with that. Finally I know which MoBo... I was way too confused with all that P67 and Z68 debate on some threads... I think it doesnt even affect my decision and still it confused me a lot lol.

Thx for the advice, helped a lot!
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Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Win 7 Ulti QNIX QX2710LED @120hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW QPAD MK-80 Pro Gaming Keyboard MX-Brown, PS/2 &... Corsair TX850 Enermax Clipeus 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
RAZER Deathadder 2013 Edition Artisan Hayate Audio Technica ATH-M50XBL Beyerdynamic DT-990 PRO  
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Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Win 7 Ulti QNIX QX2710LED @120hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW QPAD MK-80 Pro Gaming Keyboard MX-Brown, PS/2 &... Corsair TX850 Enermax Clipeus 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
RAZER Deathadder 2013 Edition Artisan Hayate Audio Technica ATH-M50XBL Beyerdynamic DT-990 PRO  
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