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Few days ago while running open case, my motherboard lit on fire and died. This is even after I salvaged what was left of it after it didn't play nice with my PSU and burned the connector. Now that I mailed it in for RMA, I think to myself, maybe it's time for a new system. So I was hoping you guys can recommend a cpu + mobo system that is under, 550 usd for low graphic intensive mmo gaming.


Bang for Buck, not "bug". sry. A bit drunk right now.
Edited by connectwise - 11/8/12 at 8:03am
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what system? amd or intel What socket?
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Thinking x79, but I'm not sure if 2011 socket is worth it. I was looking at some asrock n asus x79s and they sure look nice.
Edited by connectwise - 11/8/12 at 8:01am
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It doesn't sound like you have any use for a X79 board that would make it a cost-effective solution for you. Unless you plan to use a lot of RAM, soemthing that is very CPU intensive like heavy-duty rendering, or run tri- or quad-SLI there really isn't any point in socket 2011. Just get an Ivy i5, a Z77 MB, and 8GB of DDR3-1600. You plan on overclocking?
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i5 3570K- $220, or i7 3770K- $320
ASUS P8Z77-M Mobo - $125

Should be more than enough. RAM is cheap... pick accordingly, and with what you have left, if you still need a GPU, get what you can.
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Indeed z77 looks like a good solution, but my psu is 1200 watt, so I plan to go tri sli or fire sooner or later. The other thing is from newegg I found the 3820k 2011 cpu is 280 atm, and a x79 mobo is around 210 on sale atm. They're in my price range so I'm leaning both ways atm. All I do is some online mmo gaming, maybe move to skyrim online when it comes out. Anyways I appreciate the suggestions. But I'm still totally undecided like those dumb ass undecided voters 5 minutes before the election. I'll definitely check out more mobo and build threads on ocn and research more.

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If all you are doing is MMO, why would you go tri-card? Are you running a multiple monitor setup? If you just want to spend the money, then a 2011 system is a good idea for tri-card setups, but it doesn't really sound like you need that kind of GPU power.
Edited by Forceman - 11/8/12 at 5:36pm
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I do have 3 monitors, 26 inchers. But the only reason why I'd want three cards is b/c, COMON man It'd look so nice.
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For a Z77 system, i5-3570K + Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 > Every i5 + Z77 combo in terms of price/performance.
post #10 of 13
I say the 3570k + GA z77X-UD3H

What I recently went with. Furthermore at MicroCenter (if youre near one) the combo is 180+105=$285 (before taxes).

Also at MC is the Asrock Extreme4 for 95 + 180 for 3570k=$275 (before taxes)

I was originally going with the extreme4 but ended up going with the gigabyte. I prefer gigabyte and its supposedly "higher quality". Regardless, either will be a solid choice.
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