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Time to upgrade, but need some help.

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Hello all, as you can see in my sig that i am currently running a 1090t and a am3 mobo. after talking with the wife last night, her rig is in dire need of an upgrade ( msi k9n2 platinum sli mobo with a am2+ 940 AMD phenom proc)as well as mine.we currently cant afford to do massive upgrades to both our rigs(we have a 8 month old lol), so i was thinking of jumping ship from AMD and going to intel. i know bulldozer is around the corner, but i am tired of waiting(if you guys think i should then i will). what i was thinking of was just upgrading my mobo with this


and getting either one of these proccessors.



and giving my wife my current motherboard and processor.
from what i see here on the forum is that this processor is a beast and should easliy destroy my 1090t in gaming.the wife only plays things like l4d2,killing floor, tf2 so she should be fine with the 1090t for a little while longer. but i have no clue as to what motherboard to pair the sandy with. any thoughts, suggestions will be very helpful. thanks.
Edited by kfxsti - 8/3/11 at 6:44am
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Oh wow, I can't imagine how awesome it is to play LAN games with your wife.

Yep, the Sabertooth is an awesome mobo, but is limited to 2 way SLI (you should know that by now). It has good overclocking features, an awesome mobo armor thingy, 5 year warranty(if i'm not mistaken) and is very reasonably priced.

If you want the highest performing mobo, get a Maximus or Big Bang, but a Sabertooth is fine and invest in a H80 or H100 to overclock the 2500k. If you are just mainly gaming, not running Autocad or anything like that, 2500k is fine, 2700k unless you are running Photoshop or sth like that. An overclocked 2500k will perform very well in games.

Gigabyte mobos are the best for overclocking imo, but the sabertooth is my fav by far.
    
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yes, yes it is awesome getting to enjoy gaming with the wife. until a heated payload match in tf2 and us being on opposite teams from one another breaks out LOL. thank you for the info, i will do some more looking at the motherboards you mentioned. another question , will the memory out of current rig be supported by this board? or will have to get a couple more sticks of something else?

as for the sli/crossfire support of the board. i will only ever run a max of two cards any way. ive been looking into another 6970, but i think i am going to wait and see what the next gen cards have to offer.

after looking around i think i may grab this.


about mid way of the page, it shows where i can get all three (mobo,2500k and ram) for 449.97
does this seem resonable? i was trying to stay around 450-500 for the upgrade and that looks good . that way i know we have the cash for 2 copies of bf3,mw3, and dead island for the wife and I.
Edited by kfxsti - 8/3/11 at 8:51am
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