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i ordered the ASUS Maximus V Gene


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830

i needed good audio, i like the Mpcie expansion, good power phase, tons of features. but im not sure what processor to get. i was going to get the i3 2120, but i would like to overclock. i will doing a mix of things. video editing, gaming, encoding, photoshop, etc.

i have a limited budget.. =/ some said ivybridge is going to fail.. suggestions? thanks guys
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post #2 of 25
great board, 2500k if you can stretch that budget, 2600k if the editing you do is fairly heavy
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2500K or 2600K
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Well... I would say wait for Ivy and then judge it. If it needs to be soon. Why not go with a 2500k or 2600k?

Edit: What is the budget?
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im thinking about $150 for my budget. MAYBE could go 200. but im not sure yet.

(gf is buying me a processor because she screwed up biggrin.gif )

and about ivy bridge, thats true. i may as well get something like a 2500k, but its a little out of the range for price, unless i can find a deal.
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Originally Posted by ajslay View Post

im thinking about $150 for my budget. MAYBE could go 200. but im not sure yet.
(gf is buying me a processor because she screwed up biggrin.gif )
and about ivy bridge, thats true. i may as well get something like a 2500k, but its a little out of the range for price, unless i can find a deal.

Lol she screwed up! doh.gif Been there. Only it was me who messed up. Long story short she has an iPhone now... cheers.gif
post #7 of 25
Well I would look at the OCN for sale thread for a 2500k. That should help with the cost. Are you just getting a processor and have the rest? Are you upgrading from the 4100 in your sig?
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Well I would look at the OCN for sale thread for a 2500k. That should help with the cost. Are you just getting a processor and have the rest? Are you upgrading from the 4100 in your sig?

lol yeah, she seems to love to buy me things when she messes up hahah. (caught her in a lie, nothing extremely serious tongue.gif )

but yep, upgrading from bulldozer. selling my M5A99x evo, and my FX4100. il try the marketplace, i dont really see many on there tho.
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post #9 of 25
It'll probablyy fill up soon though with Ivy on the way in about a week.
post #10 of 25
Well, buying an used 2500K at OCN is certainly a good way to save some monies. Now you mentioned that you will be doing some multimedia works. May I suggest Xeon E3-1230? It is the cheaper version of i7-2600 (much cheaper in fact). Does not have iGPU, so no Quick Sync. It is partially unlocked that you can increase the multiplier by 4x. Should work on your board without a problem (I have seen Xeon working on some ASUS Z68 motherboards).
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