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Title says it all, my AMD setup doesn't post boot, beep, anything. Prolly the mobo, but anyway since I gotta buy a new one I was thinking of switching over to Intel since gaming seems to favor the Intel CPUs. So my question is what would be the best combo for me to get, I only need a cpu and mobo, and the mobo must must be a good supporter of SLI and preferably have at least two x16 slots. This will be mainly a gaming setup, with some photo/video editing mixed in a couple times a month. I would like to keep my budget to around $600. Time frame of purchase would be roughly 8-10 weeks out.
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Title says it all, my AMD setup doesn't post boot, beep, anything. Prolly the mobo, but anyway since I gotta buy a new one I was thinking of switching over to Intel since gaming seems to favor the Intel CPUs. So my question is what would be the best combo for me to get, I only need a cpu and mobo, and the mobo must must be a good supporter of SLI and preferably have at least two x16 slots. This will be mainly a gaming setup, with some photo/video editing mixed in a couple times a month. I would like to keep my budget to around $600. Time frame of purchase would be roughly 8-10 weeks out.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501&Tpk=3770k

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128552

The motherboard is far more than you would need, but if you are happy to spend $600 overall then it's a good choice.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 9/25/12 at 3:58pm
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I would recommend a 3570k and this motherboard instead and save a load of cash. A couple times a month doesn't really justify that much money IMO.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard
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post #4 of 41
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I would recommend a 3570k and this motherboard instead and save a load of cash. A couple times a month doesn't really justify that much money IMO.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

I just went for the 3770k as he could end up doing more video editing later on and he could afford it.

However yeah there are cheaper options, you could also go for something like the P8Z77 Pro
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Assrock sucks pick a Asus. Gigabyte or MSI board instead
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Nice choices, wish the mobo were more aesthetically pleasing but I love the features on the board.
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some people may think 600 is too much but I figure I can get quite a nice upgrade for the cost, plus since I already have everything else....
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post #8 of 41
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Nice choices, wish the mobo were more aesthetically pleasing but I love the features on the board.

Which?

Also if you were willing to spend a little more then you could get the Maximus V Formula, which IMO at least, looks better.
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Which?
Also if you were willing to spend a little more then you could get the Maximus V Formula, which IMO at least, looks better.

I second a Asus Maximus V Formula much better then a Assrock motherboard
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I would recommend a 3570k and this motherboard instead and save a load of cash. A couple times a month doesn't really justify that much money IMO.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

I'm reqading the lanes are x16/0 or x8/x8. I will only accept a x16/x16 board
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