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I say go with the i5 2500k. ( *** I got mine for like 209.99 only the cpu ... )
But you should wait until you buy your new gpu to pay even less on the mobo and cpu. cause there is no way your cpu bottleneck your 6870 currently
yeah maybe, but like i said i just got a 6870, and ive only had it for about 3 months so i dont feel like upgrading until the 6 series from nvidia folds out.
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The only people who will say its held back is elitist's. I have ran 6950 CF on my 955BE @ stock clocks. Performance was great... I refer you to my first post. You can nit pick your rig all day long, yea my sig rig is faster than my back up, but I can't notice when I play on them. after you do this, you'll need to upgrade to the next line of shiny new mobo's.. not to mention later this summer when when more new shiny parts promising faster performance come out... after that you can drop even more money on your rig around X-Mas time for that shiny new hardware.
The difference between my sig rig and my back up rig playing BF3/skyrim/name the game has never been more than 10-15 FPS(with the 6950's unlocked to 6970's in CF)... like that matter's when your pulling 100+ FPS anyway. I hope I don't come off sounding rude:D

well i was gonna pick up a 6950 actually but i had no money and this 6870 popped up locally so i grabbed it. i agree with you in every aspect i could keep upgrading time after time, but i dont think im gonna upgrade for another 4 years honestly... i bought my 965 day of release and its been great and its not even like i want to get rid of it i just want something new to oc and to build.

maybe ill hold off and just pick up another 60gb ssd sell the 6870 get another i dont know... i gotta sell some network stuff some wheels and some moniters and then count my pennies and decide what to do.
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

The 955 (overclocked) will only bottleneck dual high end cards. But most people will not notice the bottleneck anyway.
What Asus mobo are you talking about?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387156

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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577


and like i said the goal is go go higher at the end of this year.
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yeah maybe, but like i said i just got a 6870, and ive only had it for about 3 months so i dont feel like upgrading until the 6 series from nvidia folds out.
well i was gonna pick up a 6950 actually but i had no money and this 6870 popped up locally so i grabbed it. i agree with you in every aspect i could keep upgrading time after time, but i dont think im gonna upgrade for another 4 years honestly... i bought my 965 day of release and its been great and its not even like i want to get rid of it i just want something new to oc and to build.
maybe ill hold off and just pick up another 60gb ssd sell the 6870 get another i dont know... i gotta sell some network stuff some wheels and some moniters and then count my pennies and decide what to do.

I totally understand the want for something new to play with! lol. But as you mentioned your in collage I'm sure you could come up with a more effective way of getting something to play with. After the penny counting you could pick up a 6950/70 and still play game's very smoothly. I don't plan to upgrade my wife's 955 rig until it A) is incapable of providing usability in her use's B) it lights its self on fire from holding 4.0Ghz 24/7 for how ever long it lasted(made it for over a year and a half so far and it lvoe's life).
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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387156
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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577
and like i said the goal is go go higher at the end of this year.

I would be leery of that board. If i recall correctly, the LX series are not great overclockers. And that mobo doesn't have heatsinks. You probably would not get a great overclock since Ivy runs hot to begin with.
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I would be leery of that board. If i recall correctly, the LX series are not great overclockers. And that mobo doesn't have heatsinks. You probably would not get a great overclock since Ivy runs hot to begin with.

well i did not realize it but they discount the asrock with the ivy bridge too so instead of the asus i could get the asrock, but i guess the heat is still an issue? For that i guess i would want to keep my watercooling setup. agg decisions, i appreciate everyone's help looks like i got some soaking to do.
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well i did not realize it but they discount the asrock with the ivy bridge too so instead of the asus i could get the asrock, but i guess the heat is still an issue? For that i guess i would want to keep my watercooling setup. agg decisions, i appreciate everyone's help looks like i got some soaking to do.

If you get the discount with the Extreme3/4 board. That would be better tongue.gif
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If you get the discount with the Extreme3/4 board. That would be better tongue.gif

im bumping this back up because micro center does not carry the extreme 3/4 online anymore and i kinda doubt ill find one in the store maybe ill get lucky but if they dont have that board what board should i get? id like to keep it in the same price range 130ish.
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Hmm yeah the fairfax MC seems to be running a little low on stuff.... You can get this openbox for $95, or this openbox for $130 or this new for $140
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