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I've decided not to build a whole new system as I am quite happy with most of the parts, however I would really like to get a current generation CPU and of course some fast DDR3 RAM.

Basically I am going to replace the CPU, Mobo and RAM and keep everything else.

What would you recommend? I don't want to spend a lot, I would just like a moderate upgrade.

For example, dual or quad core and a motherboard that supports SLI, and about 8GB DDR3 RAM, maybe more considering how cheap it is.
Edited by Korruptive - 8/20/12 at 5:12am
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post #2 of 16
I5-3570k
ASrock Extreme6
Samsung RAM
?

An actual budget would help.
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AS Rock seems to be the leader in 1155?
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post #5 of 16
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About £300 or $450
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About £300 or $450

Then ya, what I suggested hits around there. Swap out the Extreme6 with a Extreme4 if you need cheaper.
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Then ya, what I suggested hits around there. Swap out the Extreme6 with a Extreme4 if you need cheaper.

What's the difference?

All I would like is being able to go SLI in future and overclock smile.gif
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post #8 of 16
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What's the difference?
All I would like is being able to go SLI in future and overclock smile.gif

The Extreme6 adds another x16 socket at x4 (2.0), a x1 socket, and a mPCI-e socket. Both can do SLI/Crossfire at x8/x8 and have PCI-e 3.0.
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post #9 of 16
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I've decided to get the i5-2500k because it overclocks better because it uses fluxless solder instead of thermal paste on the IHS...and the asrock extreme4 with 8GB corsair vengeance memory

Totalling £310, good choice? smile.gif
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I've decided to get the i5-2500k because it overclocks better because it uses fluxless solder instead of thermal paste on the IHS...and the asrock extreme4 with 8GB corsair vengeance memory
Totalling £310, good choice? smile.gif

It works, but in exchange you lose PCI-e 3.0 at minimum, and it doesn't really OC any better, it just makes less heat.
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