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or maybe let someone in your family who has a credit card pay for it and you give them the cash thumb.gif
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You can load money onto paypal as well via the card I think?
    
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microcenter man, your just around the corner from one,

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1673c8ec#/1673c8ec/28

2500k for 159.00 pick up a cheap asrock h61 board for 49.99 total 210.00 and you've got your 2500k upgrade the board later
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There's a Micro center in Marietta, which is about a 20-25 minute drive. Really not that far.
As for Ebay, at the checkout there is an option to use my card to pay for something as a Paypal guest.
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Oh and instead of an i5, I've decided to go for an i7 860 =)
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That cpu is perfect, forgot they had other hyperthreaded CPU's for 1156
    
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Originally Posted by brootalperry View Post

Oh and instead of an i5, I've decided to go for an i7 860 =)

that will hold you over just fine. Ive got one in the GF's pc and i'm using the x3440 (almost the same thing) and it's ran everything without any issues. Did have sli 480's untill i gave the gf one and it ran those with 0 problems.
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microcenter man, your just around the corner from one,

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1673c8ec#/1673c8ec/28

2500k for 159.00 pick up a cheap asrock h61 board for 49.99 total 210.00 and you've got your 2500k upgrade the board later

OP this.
please. don't make me sad.
replacing the motherboard in the future to something overclockable+a good vrm setup will be cheaper than you sticking to your i5-i7 old generation whatevers with the 1366? or 1156? socket? don't buy those. Only if the combo is under like $120.

for goodness sake, you can get better combo deals brand new @ microcentet
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Hes not getting a combo, its simply a replacement cpu which he can sell to cover some of his cost making it less net cost overall. Besides why would he want to get an H series board with that cpu?
    
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So I can see I'm not the only person who gets annoyed when someone asks what CPU to get as an upgrade and half a dozen people reply "3570k" WITHOUT READING THE ORIGINAL POST.

@OP, good choice. I hope it serves you well. What are you using for cooling? If you plan on OCing your new CPU, make sure you at least have a decent air cooler on there.

Another thing to note, update your motherboard bios, assuming you haven't already done so, to the latest revision BEFORE installing your new chip. Sometimes they add support for additional chips in subsequent revisions that weren't supported to begin with.
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