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Opinions on the MSI Z68MA-ED55? I could grab that from my MicroCenter for $125.

Or the Asrock Z68 Pro-3 M for $75, It has one pci-x slot though, so I'd have to be sure I was happy with the gpu for it.
I've heard bad things about the MSI p67 boards, but I'm not sure about the z68 boards. Why do you want z68 anyway?
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Opinions on the MSI Z68MA-ED55? I could grab that from my MicroCenter for $125.

Or the Asrock Z68 Pro-3 M for $75, It has one pci-x slot though, so I'd have to be sure I was happy with the gpu for it.
pci-x =/= PCI-e. PCI-x is a 64bit version of the normal PCI slot, and it normally used in servers. So please don't use that term when talking about PCIe slots.

anyway, I would personally go with the asrock, because MSI seems to like to be really cheap on their power delivery systems on the boards.
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pci-x =/= PCI-e. PCI-x is a 64bit version of the normal PCI slot, and it normally used in servers. So please don't use that term when talking about PCIe slots.
I actually know that but a co-worker came in and was talking to me while i was typing and my mind was not fully focusing on either task.

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guess some of the people at the beginning of the thread havent seen where the i3 2100 is better than the x4/x6 in games.

if you are buying the 2100 to hold you over until ivy, i would say do it man.
you will be happy, and get the same performance you are now, unless you have a thing for cinebench
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stick with what you have. I dunno what your playing, but the cpu intensive games im thinking of would suffer on an i3.

Can you post anything proving your argument that i3 is better then a x6?
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I actually know that but a co-worker came in and was talking to me while i was typing and my mind was not fully focusing on either task.

All apologies.
ok, cool. Just wanted to make sure you know. I hate it when people come up with their own terms for a part, because it can cause a ton of confusion when it ends up being the name of something else. PCIx is one of my big ones.
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I would say stick with what you have or get a better GPU to hold yourself off until something new comes out or you have a budget to build your real desired rig.
     
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metro 2033 chart...the x6 is a whole 1 frame faster.
and the entire review linky- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...075t,2859.html

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stick with what you have. I dunno what your playing, but the cpu intensive games im thinking of would suffer on an i3.

Can you post anything proving your argument that i3 is better then a x6?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=289

that's against an 1100t, It's more of a sidegrade for gaming, but I wasn't contemplating it for upgrade other then moving to the 1155 system as a whole as the upgrade.
     
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Even an i3 can demolish phenom x4 in most games... except for gta 4 and maybe BC2. So no, if i were you, I'd get the i3 any day for gaming.
    
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