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Then you would be a very very happy man.
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Oddly the MC website pictures of this card doesn't match whats im finding online.
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How is the 2500K compared to the fx8120. What if i can get the 2500k for $30 more with this board?

For only $30 more that is a no brainer. The 2500K core for core whips the 8120. Every 2500K is capable of at least 4.5Ghz even if you get a crappy chip from the wafer. Just as long as the board can do it.

Edit: and I just looked at the board you linked and that Asus P8Z68-V is ROCK solid! I own the Gen3 (Ivy bridge compatible) version of it.
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For only $30 more that is a no brainer. The 2500K core for core whips the 8120. Every 2500K is capable of at least 4.5Ghz even if you get a crappy chip from the wafer. Just as long as the board can do it.
Edit: and I just looked at the board you linked and that Asus P8Z68-V is ROCK solid! I own the Gen3 (Ivy bridge compatible) version of it.

The board is ASUS P8Z68-V LX .
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The board is ASUS P8Z68-V LX .

Can you get the LE version? LX has no heatsink on its VRM. Also look into ASRock Z68 Pro3 and Biostar TZ68A+/TZ68K+.
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As an 8150 owner, I can't support the 8120. Only thing I think this series is good for is a linux folding machine. Just my two cents.
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As an 8150 owner, I can't support the 8120. Only thing I think this series is good for is a linux folding machine. Just my two cents.

I think Linux is much more optimized for BD than Windows.
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Can you get the LE version? LX has no heatsink on its VRM. Also look into ASRock Z68 Pro3 and Biostar TZ68A+/TZ68K+.

The options are:

ASUS P8Z68-V LX + 2500k = $255

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 + 2500K = $297

Can't i add vrm heatsinks to the board?
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The ASUS P8Z68-V LX would probably still be good up to 4.0-4.2 Ghz in all honesty. Not sure of the phase count but if its 8 or more I'd say go with it, VRM heatsinks or not.
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The ASUS P8Z68-V LX would probably still be good up to 4.0-4.2 Ghz in all honesty. Not sure of the phase count but if its 8 or more I'd say go with it, VRM heatsinks or not.

LE, LX (with heatsink), Z68 Pro3, and TZ68A+/K+ can take CPU up to 4.5 GHz. After that it depends on whether the CPU is golden or not.

UD3H overclocks better, thou Gigabyte BIOS is very dated (no GUI style like UEFI).
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