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Okay, well I settled on getting a MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3).
Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130597

It's a bit more than the GD65 but I liked the extra features so it was worth it to me.
Thanks everyone for your comments!
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Nice choice, that's a good board.
As to your question about upgrading from a Q8400, yes it'll be noticeable. I upgraded from a Q9650 and it was definitely a nice bump in performance.
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Nice choice, that's a good board.
As to your question about upgrading from a Q8400, yes it'll be noticeable. I upgraded from a Q9650 and it was definitely a nice bump in performance.
Ha! I remember when I wanted to upgrade TO a Q9650 from my Q8400
Always thought the bigger multiplier and 3x the cache would make a nice jump. But gosh, I may end up getting more than I expected
Thanks for that :]
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Stock for stock you will notice a difference, but one of the great things about the 2500k and the 2600k is that they OC so easy. You are essentially guaranteed to be able to reach 4.5ghz stable while maintaining decent voltages and temps.
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i am planning to build a rig too, and we almost have the same board preferences, is it true that asus pro is that bad? i mean, what issues are its problem? MSIs have gen3 boards too right? i'm having second thoughts of buying now, because i have a feeling that i would regret it if i don't wait for the Ivy Bridge and PCI gen3 mobos. could you enlighten me?

BTW, is it true that IBs will be using the same 1155 pin config? is it worth it to upgrade now? i have a pitiful q8200 desktop right now, but it still serves it purpose, though. i can still wait for a quarter or two
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[quote=exodia8080;14544146]

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BTW, is it true that IBs will be using the same 1155 pin config?
yes

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is it worth it to upgrade now? i have a pitiful q8200 desktop right now, but it still serves it purpose, though.
the perf difference will be noticeable. but if u dont feel your system too slow, you can wait (its at least 2 quarters).
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i am planning to build a rig too, and we almost have the same board preferences, is it true that asus pro is that bad? i mean, what issues are its problem? MSIs have gen3 boards too right? i'm having second thoughts of buying now, because i have a feeling that i would regret it if i don't wait for the Ivy Bridge and PCI gen3 mobos. could you enlighten me?

BTW, is it true that IBs will be using the same 1155 pin config? is it worth it to upgrade now? i have a pitiful q8200 desktop right now, but it still serves it purpose, though. i can still wait for a quarter or two
Well, I've got my GD80 setup now. It's running great. Trying out the 2600k graphics just for funnies atm. Running at 4.0Ghz atm, not even hitting 50C. I'll take it up more later, but I'm just taking it easy until I really get a feel for the board and new hardware.
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