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I'm putting together a build for a friend that fits right between budget and mid-range. It will be used mostly for gaming and school. No intense number crunching going on. I'm setting aside $250 for CPU and mobo, so k series is out of the question. He wants something that will last him a while and I doubt he'll be doing any upgrades. Here are the two options I've come up with:

Micro Center 2400 ($150) and an H67 mobo.

This puts him with current tech, and is slightly upgradeable (though that isn't too much of an issue)

My sig rig CPU and mobo

This gives him a proven setup that still fares very well, though it's on an EOL socket.


The thought of selling my current setup and upping to Sandy sounds appealing because I'll have the opportunity to sell the Lynnfield for what it's worth in my mind, then drop some coin on a nice 2500k setup. The other part of me realizes I still have no need for an upgrade, so I probably shouldn't spend the money.

Anybody have any idea how an OC'd 750 will fare against a 2400? I think I know the answer to this already, but I just want to get some other opinions.
Edited by champyg - 1/15/12 at 9:54am
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Well i am assuming the 2400 will be close to the 750, now if the Mobo can OC the 2400 would be better. But i personally would sell your Rig for a bit more than u think...if he will buy it still and get a Sandy smile.gif But that's just me smile.gif He will be happy with that rig and you can focus on a New Cpu and stuff. Course you could always wait till "Ivy" drops and get that instead of a Sandy smile.gif
 
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I'd get him the 2400 setup.
it will perform, and an i5 750 is plenty for anyone at the moment. especially at 4GHz, you don't really need the upgrade to Sandy Bridge.
I'd keep your rig, and upgrade at Ivy (or even later tongue.gif) and get him the i5-2400/H67 combo.
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Yeah I ended up deciding on setting him up with a sandy. I was going to get an H67, but I found a decent asrock Z68 for about $90 after rebates, so I jumped on that. I'm gonna see if he can drop another $30 for the k, but if not he'll be fine with a 2400 I'm sure.
Edited by champyg - 1/17/12 at 10:07am
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Yeah I ended up deciding on setting him up with a sandy. I was going to get an H67, but I found a decent asrock Z68 for about $90 after rebates, so I jumped on that. I'm gonna see if he can drop another $30 for the k, but if not he'll be fine with a 2400 I'm sure.

If you get an i5-2500K you actually also get $50 off most Z68/P67 motherboards at Microcenter so it might end up being cheaper.
Edited by Logicproof - 1/18/12 at 9:39am
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I looked through all of them. They're either really nice boards on the higher dollar side, or lower end mATX, which I'm trying to avoid. Once tax is figured in, I'm pretty sure I did better with the Gen3 Pro3.

EDIT: Looks like I was actually looking at the 2100 combo deals. Either way, the Houston Micro Center doesn't have that many boards in stock to choose from, and the Asrock is already on its way tongue.gif
Edited by champyg - 1/18/12 at 11:04am
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