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At the risk of straying far off topic, if I was to go with a i5 2500k, what would be the best bang for the motherboard to pair it with?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128495 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
a little more than the budget, but definitely worth it
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Originally Posted by stilllogicz View Post
At the risk of straying far off topic, if I was to go with a i5 2500k, what would be the best bang for the motherboard to pair it with?
I've been really happy with my p67 asrock extreme4 b3 board. If I were to buy one today I'd go with the gen3 board. Its so sexy. I think they are around $160 on newegg, so not bad price either.

If you go to MC, the 2500k is cheaper than the egg, and they will probably give you $40 off a mobo if you purchase at the same time. That's what I did, and like I said earlier it only came $312 after tax.

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[edit] Just got home, here's a link to that board on newegg. They have some nice pics of it.
Edited by anubis1127 - 10/5/11 at 9:28am
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at this point you're better off with a Gen 2 i5 2500k and a newer and better motherboard
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I know I can say this about my i5 750 it was a work horse. It did everything great. I never had an issue with it. Gaming it hammered out games with great intensity.

Now I turned it up a notch and got me a Intel 2500K with a ASRock Extreme Gen 3 mobo. I'm pretty damn excited too.
Edited by wickedout - 10/5/11 at 12:16pm
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post #36 of 39
My i5 760 is great.
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New egg sometimes has some good mobo+CPU combos...

2500K is my recommendation. This hardest thing about this decision is the rebuild.
    
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I'm gonna go with the rebuild. Gonna get the i5 2500k and a new motherboard which i'm undecided on. Might just put my current equipment in a separate case and keep it as a backup.
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Or use it to fold...
    
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