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I'm contemplating which way to go, I have an i5-750 and saw that the i3-2100 has some really good performance and it works on a H61 board...

 

Will the i5-2500k* work on an H61 board, or would it be better to go to P67 or Z68 Board?

 

I'm considering price, some, but would prefer to get the best CPU as I will most likely buy a good video card to play BF3 on the computer...

 

Anyone?

 

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Edited by _GTech - 2/20/12 at 10:50am
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I'm contemplating which way to go, I have an i5-750 and saw that the i3-2100 has some really good performance and it works on a H61 board...

Will the i5-2600k work on an H61 board, or would it be better to go to P67 or Z68 Board?

I'm considering price, some, but would prefer to get the best CPU as I will most likely buy a good video card to play BF3 on the computer...

Anyone?

The i5 is a 2500K the 2600K is an i7...

but that is a minor detail. If you want to OC you should go with the P or the Z board.
    
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2500k with a z68 mobo cant go wrong

OR......
Wait 2 months and get z77 mobo and get the new ivy bridge 2500k equal
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Honestly I see no reason for you to go for an i3 from your i5.

Even buying an i5 2500K would be kind of questionable. And if you're going to be doing any overclocking you should avoid H61 and go for P67/Z68.

Depends entirely on your budget I'd say smile.gif
 
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That makes sense guys, except the Ivy Bridge z77 mobo, won't that cost more?

 

I mean if it's going to produce some improvements in performance I'm all for that, otherwise, all I need is SATA 6.0 Gb & USB 3.0, cause I plan on using those!

 

I'm only planning on a 6870 Video Card, something good enough for Battlefield 3, can you guys suggest another video card maybe?

 

 

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no one knows price of z77 but it should drop the z68 price a bit and replace the them at that price point. Also rember ivy has native USB 3.0 support and pci-e 3.0 native support, not that makes ita game changer. Ivy should be same price point as 2500k (220ish) so either pay 220ish for a 2500k now or wait and pay 202ish for ivy and gain 10% power and maybe better OC MAYBE

also we dont know the z77 performance, but Im sure it will depend on brand and board. And why not wait 2 months and get newer tech for same price?
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That makes sense guys, except the Ivy Bridge z77 mobo, won't that cost more?

I mean if it's going to produce some improvements in performance I'm all for that, otherwise, all I need is SATA 6.0 Gb & USB 3.0, cause I plan on using those!

I'm only planning on a 6870 Video Card, something good enough for Battlefield 3, can you guys suggest another video card maybe?


the 560 Ti would be my choice...

and unless you are planning on going with a PCI 3.0 video card... no need to move to that Z77 board
    
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the 560 Ti would be my choice...
and unless you are planning on going with a PCI 3.0 video card... no need to move to that Z77 board

if he's going to get a new board why not?
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if he's going to get a new board why not?

Budget is one factor... how long he wants to wait is another...
    
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That makes sense guys, except the Ivy Bridge z77 mobo, won't that cost more?

I mean if it's going to produce some improvements in performance I'm all for that, otherwise, all I need is SATA 6.0 Gb & USB 3.0, cause I plan on using those!

I'm only planning on a 6870 Video Card, something good enough for Battlefield 3, can you guys suggest another video card maybe?


the 560 Ti would be my choice...

and unless you are planning on going with a PCI 3.0 video card... no need to move to that Z77 board

Unless he's getting a 448 core Ti, he won't get much of a improvement. Just stick with the 6870 until Kepler or something.

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