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have 400 bucks, buying i5 2500k and..

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so my system is being bottle necked and i recently got a job and am about to get 400 bucks. i5 is 220 but theres one on craigslist for 200 flat so i have 200 left for a motherboard..which is the best? Im a gamer.
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I'd recommend the p8p67 pro / deluxe. Both great boards for their price.
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Are you gone to be overclocking?
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post #4 of 22
If you live near a microcenter

EDIT: Also, is this for gaming? are you sure it is your CPU that is bottlenecking?
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/9/11 at 1:46pm
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hey e peen, care to give me a link to a exact one?

Yes, i will be overclocking, but only a normal oc to 4.5 nothing to extreme, which reminds me to get a cooler, which cooler is a good one to?

Yes this is for gaming, i know for sure im being bottlenecked becuase my gpu is at 50% while my 2 cores are at 100% in rage. and i do not live next to a microcenter,.
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post #6 of 22
get yourself i3 dualy chip if you r a gamer... and spend more money on GPU/SSD
Edited by Ha-Nocri - 10/9/11 at 1:57pm
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why would i want to get a i3 dual core if i have 200 bucks to spend on a i5? -_-
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post #8 of 22
you don't need it. better invest in something else
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post
get yourself i3 dualy chip if you r a gamer... and spend more money on GPU/SSD
Why ?? He clearly states he wants a 2500k. Maybe the best bang for buck gaming CPU available. To OP: I have the p8p67 pro and its very solid. A hyper 212+ will get you to 4.5ghz for sure and is a super value. Silver arrow or anything from noctua if you want to spend a bit more. There's an Nh-d14 in the FS section for 65$ right now.

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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by kingkoopa95 View Post
why would i want to get a i3 dual core if i have 200 bucks to spend on a i5? -_-
Get what you want bro. You will love that I5.

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