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I thought the Z68's outperformed the P67's?
Not entirely sure. It's still a 4 phase design, so I would imagine its going to have the same limitations.

The difference is that Z68 has SSD Caching and onboard video. P67 does not. Otherwise they're the same.
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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.
If you MUST go down to 4GB of RAM to fit the 470, Antec PSU, and the Biostar board into the budget....just say so. I'll find you a good deal on 4GB of RAM too.

Just trying to help you get the biggest bang for your buck. RAM is stupid cheap right now though, that's why I'm pushing you towards 8GB.....before the prices skyrocket again.
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This doesn't look so bad for 8GB of RAM. Nice voltage and timings.
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You might as well. I've got Kingston DDR3-1333 with SPDs of 9-9-9-24 and I just lowered them to 8-8-8-24 and ran a few rounds of memtest86+ and Prime95 to verify stability. Seems good so far. (Then again I am not yet overclocking my i5 760; the RAM will presumably hold my system back if I start raising the BCLK)
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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?
Here is a 460 for $139 after rebate, but check out the for sale section here, you can get great deals on last gen stuff since we all upgrade so quickly.

Here is a PNY for $129
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This doesn't look so bad for 8GB of RAM. Nice voltage and timings.
Wait till the ShellShocker hits I linked you earlier. Same price and its MUCH better RAM. It'll be live at 1pm PST.

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Here is a 460 for $139 after rebate, but check out the for sale section here, you can get great deals on last gen stuff since we all upgrade so quickly.

Here is a PNY for $129
EVGA B-Stock has GTX460 1GB cards for $109.
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Here is a used Galaxy 470 for $145...
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Here is a used Galaxy 470 for $145...
That's also a GREAT find too. Assuming he can fit that into budget.
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You will love your 2500k rig when you get it, I have an old p35 + e2180 hooked up to my bedroom tv, and it's slow as molasses compared to sig rig.
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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...
Lol, you currently have an "Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.2Ghz" and now want to go for a 5Ghz+ i5 ?
    
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