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If you looking to save a little money this board is great for the money. Its also 10 phase. Which will give a nice overclock.

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thanks for the reply you guys, yea i think ill get the i5 2500k, and ASUS P8P67 PRO

that mobo seems to be able to fit both my crossfired 6870 since my top 6870 has the gelid icy vision rev.2 on it, which makes it take at least 3 slots

edit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

now looking at this mobo, it seems to do the same. which would be better? does both work for the new intel cpu's?
    
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thanks for the reply you guys, yea i think ill get the i5 2500k, and ASUS P8P67 PRO

that mobo seems to be able to fit both my crossfired 6870 since my top 6870 has the gelid icy vision rev.2 on it, which makes it take at least 3 slots

edit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

now looking at this mobo, it seems to do the same. which would be better? does both work for the new intel cpu's?
Either of those boards would be great. The Biostar will do everything the ASUS will do. Its just the difference in price is what makes the Biostar preferable.
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As a brand, Asus is much more reputable than Biostar.
 
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so your saying that asus is just more trustworthy then biostar. thats the only difference though?

also, does both motherboards have at least 5 sata connectors? also what about raid 0, i have 2 in raid 0 right now, but i can find out any info about raid on any of those motherboards
    
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As a brand, Asus is much more reputable than Biostar.
ASUS better then Biostar? Hmmm

Yeah offcourse !!!

Faster, Louder, Better, Harder and Stronger!!!

Oh yeah and a decent driver support on their site. Also good/fast support

Buy a 2500K if only gaming (2600K if you can afford it is always better, but is the same as 2500K for gaming)

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (B3) --> Always at least the 3.0 BIOS (it's a fixed bug)

A decent CPU cooler, don't know if it will fit your case but a Silver Arrow is best for me

And buy 2x 4Gb of Vengeanc DDR3 1866MHz (or 1600MHz is just fine)

Was very cheap (for what you get!!!) upgrade for me: only 600€ = 800$ (2600K)

Good Luck!


EDIT: Hmm didn't read entire post yet... So your budget is not 800$...
2500K
P8P67 (normal one, not PRO or not Deluxe is fine --> be sure BIOS is 3.0)
If not overclocking, buy a 2500 (not 2500K) and use stock cooler (or just buy the cheapest Zalman that fits 1155/1156 socket--> Always better than stock. A CNPS5x or CNPS10x Performa)
Use 2x2 Gb 1333MHz DDR3 (Corsair will be fine) Like one of these 2 kits (select just 1):
TW3X4G1333C9A (2x 2Gb DDR3 1333MHz)
CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 (2x 2Gb DDR3 1600MHz)
Price between RAM is in my country like nothing...

Total here is 360€ so it's around 480$ I guess

Sorry I constantly edited my post for the past 15 minutes so this is it FINAL STOP
Edited by ASUSfreak - 10/9/11 at 1:47pm
   
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post #27 of 29
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thanks everyone, i just made my order from newegg.com

cpu - i5 2500k
motherboard - asrock Z68 extreme4 gen 3

how does that look?

edit:

but wont my ram that i have and the cpu cooler i have be fine already?
the motherboard seems to support my ram and the hyper 212+ says that it supports LGA 1155

haha no problem, tahnks for the insight
    
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post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by j8ninja View Post
thanks everyone, i just made my order from newegg.com

cpu - i5 2500k
motherboard - asrock Z68 extreme4 gen 3

how does that look?

edit:

but wont my ram that i have and the cpu cooler i have be fine already?
the motherboard seems to support my ram and the hyper 212+ says that it supports LGA 1155

haha no problem, tahnks for the insight
Nice, I have a feeling you'll like the 2500k + z68 more than you would have an i5 760. No point in buying 2 year old CPU, and a dead socket (1156).

Yes, you'll be fine with the ddr3 you are using in your current build. It looks like you may be using 4 dimm's. That may limit your ability to OC a little, generally only using 2 dimm's will yield better OC restults (IMC is on CPU for SB). Hyper 212+ is also fine, as long as you still have the 1155/1156 bracket. If they are labeled, it will probably be labeled 1156, but fret not, they are the same size.
post #29 of 29
Wow, cost more than my 2500k...
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