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post #1 of 25
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I was holding out for bulldozer to upgrade my current mobo/cpu. After feeling disapointed with the initial reviews, I dont think itll be that impressive even after a few months following.

So since I'm new to intel and not knowing what mobo goes with what chip I'll need some help from you all. I'm not looking to spend an outrageous amount, but I am willing to spend about equal amount if I were to buy an AM3+ mobo and the FX-8150. So roughly $350-400?

Would like to get some information and mobo/cpu options.. I think in the future I may decide to do a raid 10 setup as well. I'm currently running my 6990 and probably dont plan on upgrading gpu for quite a while.
I'm wanting a mobo with blue/black to match my custom build (no brown mobo color )
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 10/25/11 at 7:02pm
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Gigabyte/asus have alot of blue/black themes. Get a 2500k, if you're a gamer. If you want the 2600k is also availablebut the 2500k will be the same performance wise. 6990 will suite you greatly with a 2500k. OC galore!
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o geez..i buy mobos based on performance..not color..hmmi think the p8p67 pro is blue..and it's a solid board..takes forever to boot,though i'd buy a board that looks like THIS..if it has the right performance ..also..i vote for 2500k..and get high-bandwidth low-voltage RAM (2000-2133)..i believe the AsRock boards are..ehh pewp-brown with blue n white theme

Edited by Schmuckley - 10/12/11 at 8:08am
 
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2500k and an Asus P8z68-v pro around $400.
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so 2500k.. and im just confused about mobos. I had a good understanding on am3+ but it feels like im in a whole new world.
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so 2500k.. and im just confused about mobos. I had a good understanding on am3+ but it feels like im in a whole new world.
I noticed that AMD is failing to make a comeback. They waste all their money advertising and telling their CPUs are faster instead of innovating and going farther. They only went far with the IGP o their Fusion platform.

A Intel 2500k uses a LGA 1155 socket. Motherboards can come from $60 to $400. A good upgrade is a 2500k and a $200 mobo (like the ASUS P8Z68 vpro, but there are cheaper boards which are similar).
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130610R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131679R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131730

A wide price range.. Not sure wha the difference is with all the P8P67, P8Z68, P67A-GD65

If its worth the additional $ for a better mobo at this point to go with the 2500k, I can just hold off for an additional month or so to get more cash.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130610R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131679R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131730

A wide price range.. Not sure wha the difference is with all the P8P67, P8Z68, P67A-GD65

If its worth the additional $ for a better mobo at this point to go with the 2500k, I can just hold off for an additional month or so to get more cash.


Here ya go

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...l#post12027137
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I would take a peek at the z68 UD4 and a 2500K

If you do a lot of multi tasking or use multi threaded application it may be worth to belly up for a 2600K

I fear with AMD not really presenting much competition the x79 platform will be crazy expensive
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post #10 of 25
i am so happy of the mobo i got. nice color too if u care about that. check my sandy ***** sig rig
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