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Hello all, im new, thats the matter:
My setup is:
CPU: Core Quad Q660(2.4Ghz) The old fashioned
MB:Asus Maximus II GENE Socket 775
GPU:Gygabyte Nvidia gtx295 1792 MB GDDR3
PSU:Tacens Raidx 1200W
Ram:8 Gb DDR2 800 Kingston

I want my PC just for gaming.

The fact is that I have about 800$ to spend on a MB,CPU and RAM, I've thought in a i-7 2600k, and i need some ideas, first of all, should I buy that CPU or wait for the new stuff? I didnt find a MB so I also need help here, and dont forget about the RAM, so how do you see it guys?
PS:I'm an european user,keep it in mind if you suggest some strange product wich is only available on America.
post #2 of 6
$800 is plenty for just the CPU, motherboard, and RAM. I'd pick up a high-end Gigabyte Z68 board and a 2600K if you want to buy now, and then grab a decent 8GB (2x 4GB) RAM kit.
post #3 of 6
if you have 800 for only those three parts, get a 2600K, a good Z68 motherboard and 8gb RAM... at least 1866mhz with that budget.

Edit: alternatively, you could wait for Bulldozer benchmarks if you've considered AMD CPU's
post #4 of 6
This is assuming you are partial to Intel/Nvidia combination. If you are open to AMD, just say so.

Will the case fit an ATX? Or does your board fit the case like a glove?

If the i7-2600k breaks the bank in the UK, go for the i5-2500k. If you are not overclocking, then the i7-2600 or i5-2500.

A Z68 motherboard. I like the Gigabyte UD3. Asus has the Maximus IV if you like their BIOS.

For memory, the lowest latency then highest speed you have money left over after CPU and MB are bought.

Another thought is to update the graphics card to DX11 for the latest games. I like the MSI Cyclone series.

If you have a particular website you like someone could price some of this and give a better answer.
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for all your answers, Now I see it more clearly, I forgot to put the case, I have a Thermaltake 8000 WS Armor, so the space is not my worry jaja, Now I am thinking in that 2600k, a Z68 MB and a good setup of ram, like 16 GB @ max frequences, I am wondering if this RAM is good for what it costs, those are G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 8GB 2x4GB, ofcourse I may take 2 of this, so each pair costs about 92€, about 125$.
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Thanks for all your answers, Now I see it more clearly, I forgot to put the case, I have a Thermaltake 8000 WS Armor, so the space is not my worry jaja, Now I am thinking in that 2600k, a Z68 MB and a good setup of ram, like 16 GB @ max frequences, I am wondering if this RAM is good for what it costs, those are G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 8GB 2x4GB, ofcourse I may take 2 of this, so each pair costs about 92€, about 125$.

This may give you some insight on memory. Depending on the application, 4GB of memory may be plenty and is easier to overclock.
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