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Hi guys

I'm making the switch to a 2500k & was just wondering where I should buy it from & what motherboard to get. I will be overclocking so.. i'm mainly looking for an Asus board.

Thanks!

Also not sure if this is legit. They accept paypal.
http://www.ecrater.com/p/12756674/in...processor-with
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/3/11 at 1:28pm
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From looking at your sig rig, I'd probably get this Asus board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771

You want one that will do at least 8x/8x since you have dual GPUs, and since you don't have an SSD, Z68 doesnt matter much.
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Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz View Post
Hi guys

I'm making the switch to a 2500k & was just wondering where I should buy it from & what motherboard to get. I will be overclocking so.. i'm mainly looking for an Asus board.

Thanks!
P8P67 PRO or P8Z68-V PRO are great boards.
However there are plenty out there, have a look here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post
From looking at your sig rig, I'd probably get this Asus board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771

You want one that will do at least 8x/8x since you have dual GPUs, and since you don't have an SSD, Z68 doesnt matter much.
Thats the one I was looking at. I kinda of wanted 16x/16x, but 8x will do just fine. Also I am looking at getting a SSD in the future. Whats the differance?

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Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post
P8P67 PRO or P8Z68-V PRO are great boards.
However there are plenty out there, have a look here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
Thanks & +rep to both of you.

Also is that site I linked for the 2500k legit? They are part of google checkout & accept paypal.

& is the P67 Sabertooth not a good board?
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/3/11 at 1:38pm
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Sabertooth is fine, just looking for the most inexpensive option. The Z68 board will allow you to cache your data to an SSD before writing it to spindle drives. I never really understood or got into it, so I cant be of much help. I have a P67 board with my OS and games on my SSD's and all my data (movies, music, downloads) on a spindle hard drive.

As for the site, never heard of it. I guess if they accept paypal, you can dispute any issues. I would google them to get some reviews before using them. It may be worth waiting until Cyber Monday to look for great deals.
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