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I hate you!!
Im getting a second gtx580, guess im already almost outdated !
Just dont think i can wait that long to sli.
I haven't even stated the entire build.

I'm looking at about $2000 to play with in UPGRADES over my current Sandy Bridge build.

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It has nothing to do with the cpu ( ivy bridge) its the chipset, mobo. The pci e lanes will support more bandwidth! ( correct me if im wrong)
Correct.
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So...Asrock board then? lol I will be using either a mid or full tower ATX case.
    
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So...Asrock board then? lol I will be using either a mid or full tower ATX case.
I think a mATX board would look kind of silly in a mid / full tower personally, so yeah I'd go for the ASRock Extreme3. Its a very VERY solid motherboard.

Only reason I even linked the Gene-Z is because its a beastly mATX board, and I love tiny little builds. The Extreme3 is just as good.
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If you want a good gaming rig these days at a good price point. Your best bet is to build off of a 2500K. If you want to get the most out of it and you want to create a well balanced build, let me recommend you a build for you...

i5-2500K
Asus P8P67 Pro
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3/1600
The best single GPU you can afford.
Crucial M4 64GB
Western Digital Caviar Black or Samsung Spinpoint F3.
Lite-On iHAS424-98
Corsair 400R, Cooler Master 690 II or Bitfenix Shinobi.
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or Thermalright Silver Arrow.
post #35 of 37
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I haven't even stated the entire build.

I'm looking at about $2000 to play with in UPGRADES over my current Sandy Bridge build.

Sweet $2000 in upgrades wow! Did i mention i hate you yet?


Ps. i plan on sli then this rig is complete, i think i will start from scratch and build a sb, sbe or ib build next!
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Okay, after debating, and reading reviews/benchmarks, I am going to settle with a sandy bridge processor, most likely a 2500k, since I didn't see huge marginal differences in gaming performance from the 2600k compared to the 2500k. What do you guys think of this board? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo I'm reading mixed reviews on newegg, some people love it, other people have trouble with it. I want a board that can overclock well, not too extreme maybe 5Ghz on 2500k, and that games extremely well. Other suggestions for boards would be great as well. I read the support sucks, but I just hope I don't have any issues, and I also like the fact it will support Ivy Bridge, and also has PCI-e 3.0
    
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Okay, after debating, and reading reviews/benchmarks, I am going to settle with a sandy bridge processor, most likely a 2500k, since I didn't see huge marginal differences in gaming performance from the 2600k compared to the 2500k. What do you guys think of this board? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo I'm reading mixed reviews on newegg, some people love it, other people have trouble with it. I want a board that can overclock well, not too extreme maybe 5Ghz on 2500k, and that games extremely well. Other suggestions for boards would be great as well. I read the support sucks, but I just hope I don't have any issues, and I also like the fact it will support Ivy Bridge, and also has PCI-e 3.0
Why do you need such an expensive board? The ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 would work just fine as long as you're not going to use more than 2 graphics cards.
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