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Well, I really wanted the ASUS Crosshair V 990FX board if I go the AMD route. Also, it comes with a full version of Kaspersky Anti-virus, and has a lot of other cool features.
    
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I was originally intending on getting a 2500k, but then saw the new Bulldozers and hearing about the revisions for the first quarter of 2012, and started to change my mind a bit. I know they have great potential, they just needed to polish them up a bit before officially releasing them.
    
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go for 2500k
    
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I was originally intending on getting a 2500k, but then saw the new Bulldozers and hearing about the revisions for the first quarter of 2012, and started to change my mind a bit. I know they have great potential, they just needed to polish them up a bit before officially releasing them.
I'd hate to recommend you to buy something in the hopes of a new CPU in the future to finally bring some performance to the table.

Buy the best that you can afford NOW. Right NOW, that's the 2500k.

Otherwise, you could easily end up being just like those guys that bought 990FX boards for Bulldozer a year ago, only to find out Bulldozer sucked.
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I'd hate to recommend you to buy something in the hopes of a new CPU in the future to finally bring some performance to the table.

Buy the best that you can afford NOW. Right NOW, that's the 2500k.

Otherwise, you could easily end up being just like those guys that bought 990FX boards for Bulldozer a year ago, only to find out Bulldozer sucked.
That's some great advice lol Thanks I didn't think of it that way. You guys are right, the 2500k is the way to go right NOW for performance. Thanks, and any recommendation for 2500k boards?
    
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I'd hate to recommend you to buy something in the hopes of a new CPU in the future to finally bring some performance to the table.

Buy the best that you can afford NOW. Right NOW, that's the 2500k.

Otherwise, you could easily end up being just like those guys that bought 990FX boards for Bulldozer a year ago, only to find out Bulldozer sucked.
^This. The 2500k will be more than plenty for whatever games you throw at it. Just do it. Now.

Edit* you ninja'd me >.> what else are you going to be doing with this rig? Are you going to SLI in the future? Etc.. just some info that would help narrow down the MB search.
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Most likely no SLI for me, I usually like to buy the best single GPU I can afford, but I mean, if it's cheap enough then I may eventually choose to SLI the GTX570. But...for the most part I haven't messed with SLI.
    
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That's some great advice lol Thanks I didn't think of it that way. You guys are right, the 2500k is the way to go right NOW for performance. Thanks, and any recommendation for 2500k boards?
Yeah, this board. I absolutely LOVE my P8P67 Pro (3.0), but I would love to replace it with that.

The only thing its missing is the NF200 chip for tri / quad GPU setups (only matters if you plan to use it).

Here's another drool worthy board, the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. I could just imagine a beastly mATX water cooled build with that board and some SLI or Crossfire action.....all packed into a teeny tiny little case!

Then if you wanted to go Tri / Quad GPU's...look into the Asus WS Revolution. Not linking it, simply because most of us have no use for it anyway.
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If you had to choose between the Asrock or the ASUS, which would you choose?
    
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Well...I know the board was nice, and don't worry, I've already got a Kingston SSD to use as the boot drive
Dont get me wrong, its not bad. But you could do better imo! Just look for rebates and specials, you can match or beat the combo savings!

PS. you cant go wrong with the 2500k(imo)
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