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Long story made short, I've been out of the game for quite awhile now and have been wanting to upgrade for a few reasons, (1) I'll be moving places and need a smaller form factor (2) My parents will be needing a new computer and (3) I feel like I need to.

The only stuff I'll probably passing on to my parents are my CPU/mobo, then I'll be getting them the rest of the parts needed.

Since Haswell has just pretty much emerged, I'm wondering if by switching to an mATX, should I just go Haswell already, or check out Ivy? So far my plans are looking like this:

Processor: Intel i5-3570k or Intel i5-4670k
Motherboard: ??? (Looking for a decently priced mATX board that can offer the possibility of SLi)
Case: Corsair 350D
Cooling: Corsair H100

I'll be using the rest of my old stuff for the remaining parts.
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The price difference between haswell and ivybridge is pretty insignificant tbh but then again I don't share the same wallet everyone else does. Personally I see no reason to choose ivybridge over haswell.

Whether you chose to overclock or not the board will have quite a price gap considering your average sli board matx will cost you around $140usd+/- but there aren't other options if you choose to overclock; asus maximus vi gene for example offers the gaming suite however comes at a hefty price.
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Good point.

With that said, given my limitations on boards, if I were to go with an i5-4670 instead without the overclock capability, would that hinder the performance of 670 SLi?

Oh and could you name those boards with SLi? I've been looking around, I can't seem to find much aside from the Maximus Gene. I think $140-/+ is still ok.
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Processor: Intel Core i5-4670k - $225 (@ Amazon.com)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M OC Formula LGA 1150 - $189.99 (@ Newegg.com)
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Awesome, thanks for the motherboard suggestion!
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Good point.

With that said, given my limitations on boards, if I were to go with an i5-4670 instead without the overclock capability, would that hinder the performance of 670 SLi?

Oh and could you name those boards with SLi? I've been looking around, I can't seem to find much aside from the Maximus Gene. I think $140-/+ is still ok.

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Awesome, thanks for the motherboard suggestion!

Could also get the ASUS P8Z77-M it is 139. and can SLI with this board.
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Could also get the ASUS P8Z77-M it is 139 and dose SLI..
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Would be beneficial for you in the future to list what nearby retailers are available or where you plan to order/buy from as some users here are kind enough to shop for you. I don't believe there are too many selections right now for matx boards with sli that don't tempt the $200 range but I would say spring the extra bucks for either the asrock OC or gene TBH.
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Could also get the ASUS P8Z77-M it is 139 and dose SLI..

I'll check that out too. Thanks!
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Would be beneficial for you in the future to list what nearby retailers are available or where you plan to order/buy from as some users here are kind enough to shop for you. I don't believe there are too many selections right now for matx boards with sli that don't tempt the $200 range but I would say spring the extra bucks for either the asrock OC or gene TBH.

I'm actually from the Philppines, so my choice of motherboards will definitely be far more limited, I'm sure the Gene would be offered here, dunno about the others. I'll need to have a look around.
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