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So as of yesterday, I dumped my girlfriend for details I'll leave out. However, I feel like spending money (lots). So I figure it's the perfect time to ditch the old 775 platform.

I plan to re-use most of what I already have. Just essentially changing out the motherboard, cpu, and ram. Everything else I'll keep the same for the time being. Or perhaps I'll throw in an SSD since I'll be reinstalling the os anyhow.

Here is where I'm headed so far:

i7-2600k - $279.99 (I can give details on where if you need it )
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 - $159.99
GSkill Ripjaw X 8GB kit - $59.99

Total before shipping: $499.97

I really haven't spent any time looking at the ram. I figured I'd get something that supported XMP because I could, but I really didn't pay attention to see if something with a better CAS latency could be found at around the same price/size. I've had good luck with Gskill in the past, and I'd also really like to stick with a Gigabyte motherboard too (I switched away 1 time and completely regret it. All of them I've used have been fantastic for me).

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I expected this to be a CH thread to be honest. As far as RAM that's what I have and it works great.
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Looks good. I agree with G.Skill. Great RAM for the price. I like Gigabyte as well, but I believe most of their 1155 boards are having that boot loop issue still.
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Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post
Looks good. I agree with G.Skill. Great RAM for the price. I like Gigabyte as well, but I believe most of their 1155 boards are having that boot loop issue still.
Yep. My friend got a Gigabyte + 2500k and his computer sometimes boots like 4 times before it goes through lol.
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For what it's worth, that's the same RAM kit as me. I'm quite happy with it. I haven't worked on OCing it yet, I've been to busy to even work on squeezing an OC out of this thing. The kit is widly used on OCN, and is quite good I would say. It would look hot as hell on that black PCB mobo.

Also, Inb4 Raz tells you to wait till 2011 socket. I know you wanna spend money now.
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Ram is good, as Hardstyle has said, Gigabyte is still having the boot loop issue. You might do better looking at the ASUS P8P67 Pro Mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
    
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post #7 of 24
Check facebook, if i'd known this thread existed, i would've preferred posting here.

I understand you feel the need to splurge, but this is still a $500 investment for at least 3 years.




As you can see the SandyBridge Es are going to replace the i7 2600s for their in-class slot. This means the same price for a processor that is quite a bit more advanced. The details are here,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_2011

Points to note, a higher L3 Cache, a brand new memory controller, a newer socket that is more flexible and power efficient, and of course support for quad channel memory.

And i'm surprised to see more people aren't telling you the same thing.
Edited by Razultull - 8/5/11 at 10:15pm
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Don't worry Raz, I'm sure he's seen it by now.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoulin View Post
Ram is good, as Hardstyle has said, Gigabyte is still having the boot loop issue. You might do better looking at the ASUS P8P67 Pro Mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
I will second the p8p67 pro suggestion. I've only had it a month or so but it's been a real champ.
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Haven't had one single issue with my board or i5.

I say go for it.
 
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