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Best bang for the buck Ivy Bridge combo?

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I've been out of the loop for a while with CPU and Motherboards lately, but I've recently come into cash about $500 and I would like to get a new CPU and Motherboard. I'm upgrading from my i7 920 and Asus X58. I'm looking for something like the 920 or the 2500k in it's family; cheap, reliable, high overclocking etc. as well as a decent mobo to go with it, just as long as it has crossfire/sli and pci x1.0. Can I get a few recommendations?
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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Thread Starter 
BUMP.
El Computron
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1 TB (2X500 RAID 0) Seagate Barracuda OCZ Vector 150 120 gb 2 LG DVD drives XSPC rasa 240 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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i5 3570k Asus P8Z77V-LK 980 ti SLI Gskill Ripjaws 16gb  
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1 TB (2X500 RAID 0) Seagate Barracuda OCZ Vector 150 120 gb 2 LG DVD drives XSPC rasa 240 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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post #3 of 6
get an i5 3570k + gigabyte ud5 for 329 if you have a microcenter near you.
post #4 of 6
No need to upgrade from that now IMO. wait for the next tock.
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post #5 of 6
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Although my system ok for now, I've played the waiting game before and its not fun. But I don't plan on upgrading till november so we'll see.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Asus P8Z77V-LK 980 ti SLI Gskill Ripjaws 16gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB (2X500 RAID 0) Seagate Barracuda OCZ Vector 150 120 gb 2 LG DVD drives XSPC rasa 240 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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HAF X Razer Gaming Mouse Raytheon Pad Asus Xonar DX 7.1 
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El Computron
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i5 3570k Asus P8Z77V-LK 980 ti SLI Gskill Ripjaws 16gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB (2X500 RAID 0) Seagate Barracuda OCZ Vector 150 120 gb 2 LG DVD drives XSPC rasa 240 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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post #6 of 6
I dont know if its a waiting game. Theres just no point that I know of to upgrade. Maybe save power?
Our 4ghz 920/930 are not throttled by anything. I run a 7970 OC fine.
If you were going high end for photoshop etc you would spend more than $500 anyway, so once again I dont see the point. Buts thats me and my advice.
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OZ Vertex3 120g WD Raptor LG Blu ray drive Windows 10 64bit PRO 3x Asus 24 eyefinity! 
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