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if you do go with intel since your already getting a z68 board I'd highly
recommend setting up your SSD as a hd Cache I did and really haven't noticed any real world difference from when I ran my SSD as the OS drive/primary programs drive

Personally, I noticed a world of difference when I installed my SSD. If you're looking at a low-cost compromise, Corsair just released their Accelerator series, which are basically small, cheap SSD's meant for Intel's Smart Response SSD caching.
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Talked to my friend and the verdict we came to is the i5-2500k with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 motherboard is the way to go for what he needs.

However, I told him to hold off while I look into when the Ivy Bridge will be released.biggrin.gif

From what I've read the release date is suggested to be April 29th? That's just a month away, is this the general agreement for when they're coming out?

If so, I'm making my friend wait and he'll just have to suffer using his laptop a little longer lol!
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Swap out the 212 EVO for an Enermax ETS-T40 T.B. SILENCE as it outperforms the 212 EVO for less cost and at lower noise level.

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Swap out the 212 EVO for an Enermax ETS-T40 T.B. SILENCE as it outperforms the 212 EVO for less cost and at lower noise level.

Swapped it, thanks for the suggestion!
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