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Thanks Munaim, and about the PSU, its actually a really good brand 80 plus certified and all that jazz.
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Ok, seeing as you guys both recommend i5, what motherboard do you guys consider. I was think the MSI z68 G45 G3, but any better that may be cheaper?
No MSI boards, the are known to catch fire. I wish I knew that before I bought mine

Go for an Asus, ASRock or Gigabyte board.
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Thanks Munaim, and about the PSU, its actually a really good brand 80 plus certified and all that jazz.
Could you link your PSU please, just curious about the internals.


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No MSI boards, the are known to catch fire. I wish I knew that before I bought mine

Go for an Asus, ASRock or Gigabyte board.
That was with MSI amd mobo's, the weak VRM's wern't ideal for overclocking, however that's not the case with SB, MSI has produced some very good mobo's, the GD55/65/80 are all pretty good, take a look here and you'll find more info on the VRM power phases etc:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
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Another vote for the I5 2500k, and as the others said you could always crossfire later or buy a high end card when the next generations come out.

EDIT: I have the asrock z68 extreme 4 mobo, may be a little out of your price range though


Edited by AfroDave - 10/25/11 at 9:22am
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Could you link your PSU please, just curious about the internals.




That was with MSI amd mobo's, the weak VRM's wern't ideal for overclocking, however that's not the case with SB, MSI has produced some very good mobo's, the GD55/65/80 are all pretty good, take a look here and you'll find more info on the VRM power phases etc:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
or

http://www.super-flower.com.tw/produ...&ID=56&lang=en

http://www2.hardwareversand.de/artic...4479&agid=1629
Edited by Manooloo - 10/25/11 at 12:19pm
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the 2500k wont disappoint
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