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I'm thinking about maybe dropping my tax return on switching my sig rig over to intel. Need suggestions about parts and prices, i usually use ncix or newegg as i'm located in Canada.

Looking to spend 300-500 bucks, can go higher if the value for performance is there, parts needed would be;

CPU: seriously considering an i5 2500k, but am open to something with hyperthreading

Mobo: I don't know anything about intel chipsets, requirements are decent OC, and SLI, as i plan to pick up another 570 sometime this year

Depending how much is left over (once i actually do my taxes lol), i'd like to maybe grab

an SSD; 128GB+

2nd 570: First one is a galaxy, and pick up a 2nd right now for 250


Really open to suggestions right now, was hoping for bulldozer to pull up it's socks and make something of itself, but at this point i'm not sure amd is even going to try to compete with intel in terms of performance anymore.
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $122
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
Crucial M4 128GB SSD $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

$507 at newegg, there probably are better deals especially on the chip elsewhere smile.gif
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i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
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you can also wait for the ivy bridge to come out in the near future and get that.
 
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