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Originally Posted by battleaxe231 View Post

If I'd wanted to crossfire I would need a new mobo because my current mobo doesn't have 2x PCI-E slots. I am told that the Asrock Gen3 Extreme3 Z68 is a perfect board. Upgrading just the RAM isn't a crazy idea, because I notice it's lacking a bit of power compared to what the CPU is capable of.

derp, i misunderstood and assumed you would be snagging a new motherboard.

i would definitely go for the i5 2500k and the h100.

from there, a second 6950 would be ideal but if you need to stay single card then i would work on selling the 6950 and taking the money you have left from the original budget and get one of the newly priced 7970s. A 680 would be a good one to grab, if you can, but at 479 for a 7970... even a 680 is hard to justify as the better card.
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If I'd take a 2500k without snatching a new mobo I wouldn't be able to overclock on my "H61"mh mobo, because it lacks the ability of overclocking. Therefore I'm forced to snatch a new mobo. I was thinking about a Asrock z68.
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Ok, thx! The F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL looks fair enough, and since 4GB these days gets a little tight this will be just perfect! +REP:thumb:
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/16/12 at 12:28pm
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post #15 of 43
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you think the 2600k is worth it, over a 2500k, for a gamer?
if i were on a budget, i'd snag a 2500k and use the money i saved to put towards the motherboard and h100

For just gaming a 2500K would be fine. A 2600K is worth it for his budget, IMO. I think its up to him to decide ultimately. But his build definitely could use the mobo/CPU upgrade first
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How is a 2600k worth it on a $500 budget? They're about 80 euros apart - that's 15% of his budget for no noticeable gains.
    
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post #17 of 43
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How is a 2600k worth it on a $500 budget? They're about 80 euros apart - that's 15% of his budget for no noticeable gains.

this is true, actually. could use the 80 euro and get a mech keyboard?
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post #18 of 43
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If I'd take a 2500k without snatching a new mobo I wouldn't be able to overclock on my "H61"mh mobo, because it lacks the ability of overclocking. Therefore I'm forced to snatch a new mobo. I was thinking about a Asrock z68.

just built a rig for a friend with the asrock extreme3 gen4? and a 2500k. We haven't worked on the OC just yet but man that board is pretty sweet... completely decked out on features.

If you're replacing the mobo, you could still work on xfire 6950s... or sell the one and upgrade to a newer generation card.

with a new mobo and proc, we start to run low on funds in the budget... unless you can get more funds by selling the old mobo/proc and possible the video card.
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post #19 of 43
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How is a 2600k worth it on a $500 budget? They're about 80 euros apart - that's 15% of his budget for no noticeable gains.

With either CPU +mobo he'll still be under budget (euros btw) and will be able to get some decent money out of his old hardware. i7 or i5 is just a choice available to him to consider if he does anything other than gaming on his PC
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With either CPU +mobo he'll still be under budget (euros btw) and will be able to get some decent money out of his old hardware. i7 or i5 is just a choice available to him to consider if he does anything other than gaming on his PC

if he is able to recoup some cash from the old hardware, and include that as part of this upgrade budget... he'll have a lot more room to wiggle.

However, if his luck is anything like mine... i am never able to sell the hardware i am replacing, quickly enough to include it as part of what i am replacing it with lol :sadpanda:
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