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So I'm kind of considering getting a new CPU and mobo. As my Phenom II x4 965 BE seems to be taking it's last breath.

I'm willing to spend up to $430 on each of the parts. I mostly use my computer for gaming and watching videos.
I'd also like to have a go at some overclocking. Now then, what would you guys recommend me to get?
post #2 of 11
For that budget, you can go with an i7-2600k plus an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3.

Or save a little money and get the i5-2500k plus an ASRock Fatal1ty mobo
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What is your current rig (specific specs), and what games do you play?

That $430, is it just for the CPU and motherboard? Are you sure your GPU is up to scratch? Are you sure your RAM works with the latest platforms? Do you already have an aftermarket CPU cooler? et etc
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I'll take a look at the mobo.
Been looking at the i7-2600k, but I haven't been sure as to what mobo I should get.

If anyone got any other recommendations I'll be glad to check it out.
post #5 of 11
With that budget ($430) for each of the parts, just get a 2600K and a MIVE-Z.
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Originally Posted by willibj View Post

What is your current rig (specific specs), and what games do you play?
That $430, is it just for the CPU and motherboard? Are you sure your GPU is up to scratch? Are you sure your RAM works with the latest platforms? Do you already have an aftermarket CPU cooler? et etc

I just got a new set of Ram (G.SKILL Quad Channel KIT 16GB For Intel X79 platform Intel XMP)
I got a Gpu that is going to be replaced when the Radeon 7000 series come. (Which will be soon, hopefully)
My cpu cooler is Noctua NH-D14.

$430 for a Cpu, and $430 for a mobo.

I play a few different games. SC2, TW: Shogun 2, WoW (Not much), going to try SW:TOR, Skyrim and Dirt 3. Those are the ones I remember atm.

Hope that info helps.
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@OP: Welcome to the future.
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post #8 of 11
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I've been looking a bit on the Core i7 3930K aswell, with a Asus Rampage IV Extreme/BF3 mobo.

Does anyone have any opinions about those two?
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The 3930K is a total beast and would do whatever you needed for sure. The only question is do you really need that much power? A 2600k rig will do anything as well at much lower cost but if you wanna have the best, SB-E is the way to go....
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

The 3930K is a total beast and would do whatever you needed for sure. The only question is do you really need that much power? A 2600k rig will do anything as well at much lower cost but if you wanna have the best, SB-E is the way to go....

I'm more concerned about wether or not my Noctua NH-D14 will fit with that mobo.

Do anyone know something about that?
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