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The local PC shop in Almere ( city near Amsterdam, The Netherlands ) has a Motherboard for 50 euros, the S1155 Msi H61M-P20 (Sandy Bridge) or for 2 euros more, the S1155 Asrock H61M (Sandy Bridge) and on top of that, for 50 euro cents more, the S1155 Msi H61M-P31 (Sandy Bridge).
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Oh okay, sorry i suggested you US stores ): LOL. But in that case, AFAIK the "H" models are non-overclocking motherboards; so dont expect to be hitting 5.0ghz OC'ed on these boards wink.gif Honestly, i think your best bet is find reviews based on those motherboards and base your opinion on them. Or even better, post a thread in the motherboard section and you can get some motherboard guru's to really help you out. My only problem is just that i hear some MSI boards come DOA (especially on their really cheaper ones), but uhh.... to be honest i really dont know EXACTLY. Im sorry! frown.gif

I just usually hear better things with Gigabyte or ASUS when it comes to lower end boards but thats just me. Im not very sure with lower end boards. But if theyre all compatible, so i say you should definitely go for this upgrade. The i5 will be a HUGE boost from your C2D. My third build is an i5-2500k and it is succeeding my previous build with a C2D as well.... wow! What a difference. thumb.gif
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Oh okay, sorry i suggested you US stores ): LOL. But in that case, AFAIK the "H" models are non-overclocking motherboards; so dont expect to be hitting 5.0ghz OC'ed on these boards wink.gif Honestly, i think your best bet is find reviews based on those motherboards and base your opinion on them. Or even better, post a thread in the motherboard section and you can get some motherboard guru's to really help you out. My only problem is just that i hear some MSI boards come DOA (especially on their really cheaper ones), but uhh.... to be honest i really dont know EXACTLY. Im sorry! frown.gif

I just usually hear better things with Gigabyte or ASUS when it comes to lower end boards but thats just me. Im not very sure with lower end boards. But if theyre all compatible, so i say you should definitely go for this upgrade. The i5 will be a HUGE boost from your C2D. My third build is an i5-2500k and it is succeeding my previous build with a C2D as well.... wow! What a difference. thumb.gif

What GPU should I get with it? or is the one I got now sufficiant?
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if you look at my laptop in my sig, i have seen people playing battle 3 at playable FPS on YT with similar laptops setups.
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What GPU should I get with it? or is the one I got now sufficiant?

Im sorry, which GPU do you have right now ?
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He has a 7900.

OP what gpu to get would depend on what budget you have after getting the mobo and cpu.
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He has a 7900.

OP what gpu to get would depend on what budget you have after getting the mobo and cpu.

hmm, first I need the money tongue.gif
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hmm, first I need the money tongue.gif

I would recommend any video card with at least 1GB of VRAM (no MSAA just FXAA), any more like 1.5gb or 2gb should allow you to bump up the MSAA a notch or two. You can go cheap and go with a radeon card if you are not super sensitive to frame stutters. you can post a thread in the video section, im almost definitely sure someone will help you there for a specific model. I think youre looking to spend at least 100-120 ish for a 1GB VRAM video card (say like a 650 or a 650ti or 650ti boost..... 660? possibly? ) or you can go the radeon way (which..... i will leave to the Radeon guys wink.gif )

any cheaper than 100, you are looking at buying in the used market; so look locally for any sales or whatever. I would recommend the 1GB of VRAM just because BF3 is a VRAM hog and if you want to bump up the textures/shadows/anti-aliasing you may need more than 1GB. the 1GB just doesnt cut it if youre into that.
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