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So essentially I need to create the best cpu+mobo for 300ish dollars. I currently have 4 sticks of DDR3 2GB ram as well as a GTX 460 I would like to move into this new mobo. If you feel as though Intel is a better choice (which I doubt it but hey who knows smile.gif ) feel free to post those as well.

Right now I was looking at-

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913

Thanks for any and all help in the matter, its really appreciated guys smile.gif.
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Pretty solid Mobo + CPU imo, but I'd swap the board for an ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO.

Link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646
Edited by Codyusesthis - 11/12/11 at 1:50pm
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Try here and here for a $320 total.
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I have a i3 2100 and it is amazing cuts through any game I throw at it + anything else I want to do. Considering it does better against X6's in terms of gaming I'd opt for it or a cheap i5. Jump onto a nice H67 mobo + a i5 2300 and you have one serious budget gaming rig. I also have a GTX 460 too and I am seriously more than happy with my setup H61 + i3 2100. As long as your not playing on 2 30" Monitors or something.
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Pretty solid Mobo + CPU imo, but I'd swap the board for an ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO.
Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646

Ill definitely take a look into that one if I do choose the AMD route. Thanks!


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Try here and here for a $320 total.

That actually looks really good. 20 extra dollars for a SB seems like it would definitely be worth it. Awesome find, thanks!


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I have a i3 2100 and it is amazing cuts through any game I throw at it + anything else I want to do. Considering it does better against X6's in terms of gaming I'd opt for it or a cheap i5. Jump onto a nice H67 mobo + a i5 2300 and you have one serious budget gaming rig. I also have a GTX 460 too and I am seriously more than happy with my setup H61 + i3 2100. As long as your not playing on 2 30" Monitors or something.

I am playing on a pretty old monitor that is 1440x900 so that would probably be the best idea tongue.gif.
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post #7 of 8
I would use NCIX.com and price match a i5 2500k from Microcenter for $179.99 and NCIX has free shipping also. Then for a motherboard I would get a BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH LGA 124.99

The total will be 304.98 for both.

Trust me I wish some one would have told me to not buy an AMD platform. With the prices being the same I would have defiantly gone Intel which i am now my i5 2500k is in the mail will be here monday.

Friends dont let friends buy AMD!

ADD:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1368 use that link and price match with microcenter.
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