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So, I kind of need a suggestion here. ALL 2500k procesors that were shipped here were sold in less then a week, and new batch is expected in mid-february. Should I wait for 2500K or just buy an 2500? I know, the overclocking isn't possible but I only planned to do it moderately, so I guess I won't mind. Only thing I don't know is: will 2500 at stock bottleneck a gtx 570?
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Beware, wall of text incoming. )

I should pick up my rig tomorrow, but there's still time to change something, and therefore I'm in a trilemma... I know, only a day left, and I'm still fighting with myself about the best possible choice.

So, choice 1 would be:
Intel i7 2600 + CM Hyper 212+
MSI P67A-C45
Exceleram Rippler 2x2GB 1600MHz CL7
Palit GTX 570
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
CM 690 II

Choice 2:
Intel i5 2500 + CM Hyper 212+
ASUS P8P67
Exceleram Rippler 2x2GB 1600MHz CL7
Palit GTX 570
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
CM 690 II

Choice 3:
Intel i7 2600 + CM Hyper 212+
ASUS P8P67
Exceleram Rippler 2x2GB 1600MHz CL7
Palit GTX 570
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
Xigmatek Asgard

Basically, I'm at the very end of my budget, and I have to compromise.

Solution 3 is probably the worst of them, 'cause I know that a quality case is a must. And I just can't choose between the two that are left, and here's why:
It is inevitable that ASUS P8P67 is a better mobo, but I might not even use the second pci-e for gpu or even esata (both of which C45 doesn't have)

Although this rig will be used mostly for games, I feel like I could benefit from 2600 in terms of photoshop and vegas usage (which I do less, but still...).

I'm in need of some serious help.
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Bump... Um, this is kind of urgent. Anybody care to share their thoughts? And I'm truly sorry for the tripple post, but that's the only way of getting the thread to the top without posting a new one.
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post #14 of 17
Choice 1 would be the way i would go! but i would change it to the asus board ASUS P8P67
    
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I'd go choiche 1 too, keeping the Msi board, maybe if possible change it to the c-55, but I mean if you don't do overclock and don't need the others added features there's no need to change it.

P.S: do you have Euro ?
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Like I said, I'm at the very end of my budget... so It's either choice 1 or 2.
Edited by webstar - 1/21/11 at 4:42am
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Like I said, I'm at the very end of my budget... so It's either choice 1 or 2.

#1 is the choice i hands down
    
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