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Hi All,

I have generally been happy with the AMD rig in my sig. But I felt like AMD just played its faithful customers and since it is clear that BD will not deliver the goods, I have decided to revise my sig sys. So I have ordered an I7 2600K and an Asus P8Z68 v Pro GEN3 mobo. I will be reusing the Corsair HX 750 P/S, 8 gig of GSkill 12800 ram, the Hyper 212 Plus, the HAF 932 and the Seagate 7200rpm 1.5 Tbyte HD. Of course the LG blu-ray burner and MSI dvd burner will also stay. I figure I will probably look to go to maybe 4.5 gig with the 2600K. I will continue to run my 5850 at 850 core and 1200 mem oc. Anyway I think it will make a solid system. Thanks to the folks that put the Asus P67/P68 board club together. That's what finally made me decide on this board. I still don;t hate AMD just disappointed in the whole BD thing.
    
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How did you decide on the asus over the as ASRock z68
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Hi drufause.

Read a bunch of comments and reviews and weighed the features that were important to me then compared peoples results. The Z68 V Pro Gen3 gave me what I needed at the price I was willing to pay and had very good OCing potential.
    
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Sounds like a solid system, congrats. The 5850 will no doubt be the bottleneck but I think you can deal with it until the next gen gpus come out.
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Hi GmcDougal,

I agree. I'm holding off with the vid upgrade until the new series from both sides come out.Actually the 5850 oc'd to 5870 lebvels has been fairly respectable in 3d06. With an 1100 at 4ghz I was turning in 20,000 consistatly with a 790 chipset. So I figure it may hold the system up a little but it should be fine for the near future.
    
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