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Considering Switching to to Intel.. suggestions.

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Hello OCN,

I came into a little bit of money, and I am really not going to switch to Bulldozer, but I am tired of my AM3 platform. The thing that made amd an easier choice was the lack of selections on MB and the Low Price. Most AMD boards, don't ever get above $200.00.

So here is my options I have my current sig rig, out of all those parts and I also have(hope due to the amazon deal )2 x 6970s on their way.

I am pretty sure that my current processor will be a large bottle neck with those cards, and I am in the process of getting a 3rd monitor. For 5760x1080 gaming.


Computer Usage,
I use my computer for mostly games, but I do like to record footage from those games and use Premier and other like minded software to make HD videos. I would like to play games like Metro 2033, Rift, Diablo 3(if it ever comes out). Audio is important to me to, I would prefer buying a motherboard with a great quality sound card.

So the suggestions that I am looking for is CPU i5/i7 ram and motherboard. I am pretty sure that my Power-supply will be enough to for crossfire 6970s. My budget is around 600-700 range.

-Thanks alot for the help
Aaron
post #2 of 7
All you need is a 2500k or a 2600k and a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

The rest you can just bring across and save your money sell the cpu/mobo as a bundle and jobs a gooden, your psu is moooooore than enough for 2 6970's
post #3 of 7
Your power supply is more than enough.

And if all you need is a CPU, mobo, and ram you can get a best of a machine for 1/2 of that price.

First, grab an i5 2500k from NCIX.com on sale for $189.99 and cheaper than NewEgg. You won't need the extra threads from the i7 if you are only gaming. Some people have had success in price matching them down to $179.99 that MicroCenter sells them at.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=579...l&promoid=1208

Next, grab a motherboard from a brand you like. I see you already have an Asus board. They are a fine board and I would suggest the classic P8P67. The colors are kind of ugly though, you may want to consider going with something else like the Maximus IV.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131705

I'm a Gigabyte guy myself and this is what I would get if I was building again.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128507

As for RAM, pretty much anything will do. G.Skill Ripjaws are quite popular and quite cheap.
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Thanks for the Board suggestion ryan, I have never used anything other then Asus and Gigabyte for motherboard, but I have seen quite a few people who have 2500k/2600ks have the ASRock in their signatures. Is there anything about those boards that stands out?
post #5 of 7
Newegg has some great Open Box prices on motherboards. here are some you can check out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1&srchInDesc=
What I like about Open Box is that they come with a full warranty, unlike Recertified which tend to have a 90 day warranty.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far, and know that we are talking about motherboards like INTEL is so different for me, they have the same name with many different price ranges for the ASUS Maximus IV. Like cheapest being Asus Max IV and the most expensive being the Asus Max IV I do not plan to go above 2 video cards. So not sure what the difference are.
post #7 of 7
If you live near a Frys or Microcenter they have pretty good deals going on right now:


If you dont plan on crossfiring I would recommend this budget motherboard im using, it's an asrock p67 pro3 and im running my 2600k @ 5ghz with no problems! although i cant wait to replace it
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