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I appreciate all of the suggestions. I do need some help with the mobo though, I'm currently looking at this, thoughts?
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+1 on the Radeon 6950 2GB. Great card for its price.biggrin.gif
    
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I appreciate all of the suggestions. I do need some help with the mobo though, I'm currently looking at this, thoughts?

Cant speak about that one exactly but. I am using one of gigabyte z68 mobos (GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3) and so far I love it. But i'll tell you what, the default drivers that came with the CD are terrible, save yourself trouble and go get the latest from Gigabytes website. My default drivers for my USB 3.0 didn't work so I actually had to find them on Etrons website. After all these bumps I still love this mobo. Its works VERY well and overclocks extremely well also. Plus my boot time even on a crappy HD is still very fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

Edit: If you look at the reviews and see boot loop issues, these were fixed in revision 1.3 (which I have) and I've never experienced it. Also people say that when they connect their reset switch to the MB header it just shuts the computer down and clears the bios. This is true......if you connected the cables backwards!
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Cant speak about that one exactly but. I am using one of gigabyte z68 mobos (GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3) and so far I love it. But i'll tell you what, the default drivers that came with the CD are terrible, save yourself trouble and go get the latest from Gigabytes website. My default drivers for my USB 3.0 didn't work so I actually had to find them on Etrons website. After all these bumps I still love this mobo. Its works VERY well and overclocks extremely well also. Plus my boot time even on a crappy HD is still very fast.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
Edit: If you look at the reviews and see boot loop issues, these were fixed in revision 1.3 (which I have) and I've never experienced it. Also people say that when they connect their reset switch to the MB header it just shuts the computer down and clears the bios. This is true......if you connected the cables backwards!

great, thanks. I don't think i'll be able to fit that mobo in my budget though.
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I appreciate all of the suggestions. I do need some help with the mobo though, I'm currently looking at this, thoughts?

Get the non microATX version, the Gigabyte Z68M-D2H-B3
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thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at this mobo for $30 cheaper, how does it compare to the one you listed?
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thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at this mobo for $30 cheaper, how does it compare to the one you listed?

I think gigabytes are better than MSI mobo.
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This is a good setup and is much more forward compatible then your current selection of parts. I think a Z77 would be a more suitable board then Z68

Edit: Spending a little more on your mobo and GFX wil help a lot in the long run. Probably will save you money in the end.
    
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This is a good setup and is much more forward compatible then your current selection of parts. I think a Z77 would be a more suitable board then Z68
Edit: Spending a little more on your mobo and GFX wil help a lot in the long run. Probably will save you money in the end.

Is the 7850 that much better? I'm looking at these benchmarks and I'm not seeing that much of a difference.

& is the mobo that I linked above no good?
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