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post #41 of 55
2500k
and THIS board
wait..i vote for p8p67 pro here..but..look @ all of them and pick one with sinked vrms
http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1263
microcenter offers junky boards with the combos..as a general rule
 
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post #42 of 55
Even a low end Z68 board will have no problems taking a 2500k to 4.4 or 4.5 GHz.

For $30 more than the FX8120, it really is a no-brainer in favor of the 2500k.

In case you were unaware of how the FX8120 performs compared to a 2500k:

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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

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.

The asus has 4 + 2 phase and the UD3H has 7. I would like to push the 2500k to at least 4.5 with the D14 cooler.
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post #44 of 55
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With the

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Intel i5 2500k - $297
Thermaltake V3 case - $28AR
Rosewill RG630-S12 630W - $60
Kingston HyperX blu 8GB 1600Mhz - $35
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 500GB - $60
VisionTek Radeon 6870 - $159
Noctua NH-D14 Cooler - $0

This puts me at $649 and $639AR. Well under my $700 budget. Any changes?
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Change the psu, don't trust rosewill.
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Change the psu, don't trust rosewill.

Past gen Rosewill were trash but the new gen's are supposedly good... The hive series and this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200 have good reviews/awards
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Change the psu, don't trust rosewill.

That Rosewill PSU unit is a quality PSU. No need to change it.
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post #48 of 55
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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?

in true use, its arguable.
amd actually tends to do better in 3d rendering, a lot of intel's benchmarks use a specific calculation that their chips are good at.
but really they trade blows.
check here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1204943/fud-amd-pulls-blind-test-at-recent-show
really this thread summarizes the lack of true difference, go with what you like/what is cheapest
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post #49 of 55
if you can i would defenitly shoot for a 6870 if in single card.
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if you can i would defenitly shoot for a 6870 if in single card.

Yea just picked up a $216 6870 for $150 at MC.

is there any difference between the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 and GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 besides the $15 price difference. Remember my goal it to hit at least 4.5Ghz on the 2500k.
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