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I currently have an asus a8n-sli se and a geforce 8800 gt alpha dog edition graphics card. i am looking in getting a ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX and i wanted to know how those would run with gaming at very good quality and i also wanted to know what is a good CPU to go along with that i am not to good with computers and trying to get more knowledge little by little. I wanna keep the budget pretty decent nothing to low nothing to expensive but i want to have a good setup. Let me know guys! thanks! Also if you have any other recommendations on motherboards let me know
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Well really 2500k + a midrange P67/possibly Z68 board offer the best bang for buck. What exactly is your budget? This is what I would consider middle of the road, not too high or too low. The single threaded performance blows AMD out of the water, and when overclocking the 2500k it will come close to/exceed the 6 core Phenom II / 8 core FX in multithreaded things, and will vary depending on the specific application in use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317
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Well i might be looking at a budget around 400-500 if that's not to bad i dont really know a good price for what will run good so i thought id come on here and ask before making a final decisions.
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Well i might be looking at a budget around 400-500 if that's not to bad i dont really know a good price for what will run good so i thought id come on here and ask before making a final decisions.
Sandy Bridge is the way to go then. If you play games and do general computing- grab the 2500k. A quad core is plenty and fast for games and general usage. If you do things like video encoding, rendering, transcoding, and other heavily multithreaded applications, 2600k is what you want.

For motherboard given I know your budget now, go with the Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3. It has many features, will overclock your CPU very good, and then in the future if you ever want to upgrade- it will support the next gen 22nm Ivy Bridge processors and enable you to use PCI-E 3.0 (with a Sandy Bridge chip installed you only get PCI-E 2). Don't forget to buy an aftermarket heatsink, on the budget end for light-moderate overclocking the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is great.
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Thanks a lot i will be checking these out and see how soon ican get them! . last thing do you have an recommendations on a good graphics card to go along with this setup
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