Originally Posted by Nickzorz91
New and improved, now with a Biostar motherboard, two Spinpoint F3's, the X4 955, and the Antec Truepower PSU. Also saved some money by switching to a Powercolor HD 6870.
Also, are there any restrictions to the BIOS with an OEM copy of Windows or anything like that? Newegg has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM for $99.99
I've become the resident Expert and Fanboi
when it comes to Sandy Bridge on this site and as someone who just ditched a 1090T and 890FX ROG board for a 760/Maximus III i say wait. The 2500K is going to be on average 20-30% faster then the 965 X4 and 2600K will be up to 40% faster.
2500K will be 219-229.99 on newegg and P67 boards will be starting at 79.99. 2500K will overclock to somewhere north of 4.5Ghz with a good air cooler as well.
2500K - 219.99
P67 UD3 - 129.99
4GB DDR3 2000 - 79.99
Edit - If you can't wait under 3 weeks look at this combo. The 760 is a better gaming processor then the X4 ever could. 334 after MIR for a I5 760 and a Maximus III Motherboard. I have this same combo and as you can see in my sig it overclocks like a mofo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.572500Edited by Jean-Luc - 12/20/10 at 7:55pm