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You will see a HUGE performance game in everything you do, even surfing the web! Check out this flowchart somebody made a couple days ago. I thought it was pretty accurate (I still think Core 2 Quad is better than Pentium Sandy Bridge though). Look how far behind the Pentium Dual Cores are, and how high the i5 Sandy Bridges are.



Plus, here are some benches!
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/68?vs=288
Core 2 Quad Q9XXX series are normally faster than Pentium Sandy Bridge CPUs. and Core i5 sandy bridge is slower than Core i7 first generation??
Edited by HopeUTKN - 8/18/11 at 6:31am
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Here's what I found for you....

GTX 460 1GB (Free Performance Boost) - $109.99 (EVGA B-Stock, just google EVGA B-stock)
OR GTX470 - $159.99 (EVGA B-Stock)
Open Box Biostar TP67XE - $84.99
OR Brand New Biostar TP67XE - $124.99
Corsair CX430 - $44.99 - $20 MIR
OR if you pick the GTX470, Antec EA430D - $44.99

If you can squeeze in the B-Stock 470, use the Open Box Biostar TP67XE, and get the Antec PSU that'd be one killer gaming machine. The reason I picked the Antec PSU over the Corsair for the 470 is because the Antec has a higher 12v rail design, so it'll handle the load a little better.

EDIT:
Forgot RAM.

GSKill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600, 2x4GB kit - $45 with a free 4GB Flash Drive.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 8/18/11 at 6:34am
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Here's what I found for you....

GTX 460 1GB (Free Performance Boost) - $109.99 (EVGA B-Stock, just google EVGA B-stock)
OR GTX470 - $159.99 (EVGA B-Stock)
Open Box Biostar TP67XE - $84.99
OR Brand New Biostar TP67XE - $124.99
Corsair CX430 - $44.99 - $20 MIR
OR if you pick the GTX470, Antec EA430D - $44.99

If you can squeeze in the B-Stock 470, use the Open Box Biostar TP67XE, and get the Antec PSU that'd be one killer gaming machine. The reason I picked the Antec PSU over the Corsair for the 470 is because the Antec has a higher 12v rail design, so it'll handle the load a little better.
That open box Biostar TP67XE is out of stock at the moment. I might just wait and hope it goes back in-stock, because that'll save me a ton of money. And I'm liking the PSU, but I am just really picky because I have had PSU issues in the past with some of my computers. Then again, they were DELL's with cheapy ones so....

Also, going with the GTX 460 Seems like the best bang for my buck at the moment.
Edited by CampPersonality - 8/18/11 at 6:37am
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That open box Biostar TP67XE is out of stock at the moment. I might just wait and hope it goes back in-stock, because that'll save me a ton of money. And I'm liking the PSU, but I am just really picky because I have had PSU issues in the past with some of my computers. Then again, they were DELL's with cheapy ones so....
Those PSU's I linked are both SOLID and will handle whatever you can throw at them (the Antec is slightly better). I wouldn't recommend something that would fail you.

And see my edit above for RAM too.

If the board is out of stock, it may or may not come back in. It's tough to say. I can look around for other solid P67 boards too Open Box. See what I can find. Even brand new though, $125 for that board is pretty cheap. I paid $160 for mine when I bought one.
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You should add a aftermarket heatsink to your list. You'll be able to have the 2500K at a stress-free 4.4Ghz minutes after the first boot. You'll have twice the speed and double the cores you have now!
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You should add a aftermarket heatsink to your list. You'll be able to have the 2500K at a stress-free 4.4Ghz minutes after the first boot. You'll have twice the speed and double the cores you have now!
It'll do 4.0-4.2 on the stock cooler though.

I think it'd be more important to get proper equipment first, before a cooler. That $30 could make the difference between a GTX460 and a GTX470. He can add a good cooler in any day, once he gets hooked on overclocking.
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What pioneer said. If you're lucky, you can grab a EVGA B-Stock GTX295 for $109, which will outperform a 560TI at half of the price. A good 430W PSU should power it nicely, and I'd grab a Z68 mobo, maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157252
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What pioneer said. If you're lucky, you can grab a EVGA B-Stock GTX295 for $, which will outperform a 560TI at half of the price. A good 430W PSU should power it nicely, and I'd grab a Z68 mobo, maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157252
The cheaper motherboards are 4 phase power design though. They'll throttle with high overclocks. That's why I got rid of my Biostar TP67B+ for a Biostar TP67XE (and then later my Asus P8P67 Pro).
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The cheaper motherboards are 4 phase power design though. They'll throttle with high overclocks. That's why I got rid of my Biostar TP67B+ for a Biostar TP67XE (and then later my Asus P8P67 Pro).
I thought the Z68's outperformed the P67's?
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I think I have decided. Probably gonna go with that Biostar motherboard. Looking at reviews and things like that, it seems pretty easy to get to 5.0Ghz+ with the right cooler, and that would just be oh so sweet. Guess I could shell out the extra cash for it. Gotta watch my limit though.

Oh! And also, I am checking out the 460's on Newegg, and they all come out about $170-$190. You guys were pointing out that they were around $120. Certain website, open box... or?
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