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Im getting kinda of bored of my H55N-USB3 MITX mobo setup so I have the upgrade bug!!

So local COMP USA has the EVGA P55 FTW mobo for $200. I was thinking instead of buying a GTX580 would It be a better idea to get that mobo with my current i5 661 OC to 4.6Ghz ( i have it at that with my MITX i know that EVGA will go higher) and get maybe a Corsair 400R case and pick up a 2nd GTX 460 SC and go SLI for gaming? I know my PSU and RAM are good for it. Would it bottleneck or have issues??


Or should I just scrap it all and go SB?

EDIT Remember I NEED a case still. I have a CM V6GT for CPU cooling until i can fit my WC into whatever case I would get

my budget is $500
Edited by tx-jose - 11/6/11 at 9:28pm
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That's a great mobo, but $200 is a bit too much. If you had a Lynnfield Quad, I'd have said go for it since i7 800's are still nice chips that perform somewhat similar to i7 900's; in lower TDP/temps as well.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/192?vs=100

However, with a dual core... meh. You're better off with Sandy.
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Whats wrong with my dual core??
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If you are going from 4.4 ghz to 4.6 ghz what is the point?

If you can already get a OC of 4.4 ghz on your H55 board, I don't see a reason for you to upgrade to a P55 board just to get an OC of 4.6 ghz? Even if you can hit 4.8-5.0 ghz it won't be much of a difference as if you were to get a GTX 580 or 2nd GTX 460.

That being said and your budget is $500, i would got i5-2500k + mobo + 2nd GTX 460. Your psu and ram supports the new mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.763032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127518R
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Reason for mobo upgrade is FOR SLI. I dont need it to OC my cpu more. Maybe i didnt say it right. I think sli 460s would hold me for a really long time. I see no issues with one i just want SLI
On that note.

Are gigabyte boards still having boot loop issues?? I mean a Z68 UD3P and a 2500K are soooo tempting


EDIT:: Wow u read my mind!!! Scarry!!!
Edited by tx-jose - 11/7/11 at 8:47pm
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I don't know what you mean by 'boot loop' issues. i have used mine for 6 mths now not a single problem
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post #7 of 12
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If u read the feedback on the board u will see what i am talking about. I mean i trust gigabyte since my current toaster on steriods is a gigabyte platform and i have had MUCH sucess with it and love it to death.

I habe read and heard here on OCN about this boot loop issue and i dont want to have to RMA my mobo every few months due to this problem. Like only 30% of people get it but im paranoid like that lol. But this board is sooooo perfect for the white 500R. I dont like the colors of the ASUS P8 line and am shy from ASROCK.

Im liking this SB upgrade idea but would it really be worth it?? I mean all i do is game and some SLIGHT video encoding once in a while. 5GHz would be sweet to see but i know thats up to luck of the draw on the processor unless i would go 2700K
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It is worth every penny of it. you going from last gen. dual core to the latest quad core.

you will love the i5-2500k. as what you said is all you do is 'game', and this si all the processor is good for is game !!
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as for your gigabyte issue, i still dont know what you talking about. all i know is they are great boards.

yes the color scheme is good..i have the white 600t
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I could just make my sig rigg like a download box and step up to a 2500K or if someone sells their 2600K when ivy comes out soon. I think i should get a good mobo maybe a UD5 or even a UD7 amd hope for a cheap 2500K or 2600K no??

And on the boot loop problem its not a big deal giggy has a really good warrenty program. Oh and memory is cheap so 8GB wont be expensive just a big HDD will maybe an SSD would be sweet. I need to save more money up!!!! Lol

Would i really notice a drastic improvement in performance like in gaming and general tasks with a 2500K?? It doesnt seem like that big of an upgrade from last gen i5 to new gen i5 (tho the 2500K is a quad core)
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