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post #11 of 17
This is one of the best budget Z68 motherboards: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3
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So the Intel 2500k is ok but I need a Z68 motherboard? Any recommendations of a good one around the same price (53.99)?
post #13 of 17
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No way I could afford it at this point. Haha. Is the one I have on there right now decent enough for time being?
post #14 of 17
you can overclock on p67 or z68. you wont get anything decent for $50, though.
 
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post #15 of 17
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you can overclock on p67 or z68. you wont get anything decent for $50, though.

^^ This.

If you plan on overclocking, you're going to need to look at the $100+ boards. As timpattinson stated, Asrock Z68 Extreme3 would be a good board if you plan on overclocking.

You will also need a decent cooler too. Cooler Master 212 Evo is a great budget cooler. Has a budget price but with performance of a mid range cooler.
Edited by konoii - 3/24/12 at 9:28pm
post #16 of 17
Overclocking that 2500k is a fairly easy thing to do. I highly suggest you get the Asrock Z68 mentioned above, you will get a nice performance increase.
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post #17 of 17

The 2500k does not easily fit this budget and if you do fit it in it comes at the cost of the GPU which, of course, is the game-changer when it comes to... well... gaming.  Look to lower the CPU budget and adjust the balance to favour the GPU.  Don't get the CX 600, so long as it costs $70 it costs too much for a basic 500W (going by 12V rail) PSU; the RG530 outperforms it for less.  The Enermax ETS T-40 T.B. SILENCE (Newegg link) outperforms the Hyper 212 EVO for less, so at this point I can't recommend going with the 212 EVO.

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