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im looking at finally fully upgrading my computer and i need help on what to buy

im tossing between the i7-2600k (if i go high-end)
or the i5-2500k
the cpu doesnt have to have the 'k' suffix but a unlocked multipler would be nice for overclocking

i need to have a idea of what Motherboard and Ram are recommended
i've already got my Graphics (Radeon 6870), case (Antec One Hundred), psu (650w Coolermaster)

the only things i want on my motherboard is CrossfireX compatibility and my budget is $500-$600 AUD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.2Ghz 24/7 ASRock 870 Extreme 3 HIS ATI Radeon 6870 Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500Gb+WD Caviar Green 500gb Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 19" VA912 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Low-profile / Dell OEM KB CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 650W Antec One Hundred Razer Lachesis @3500dpi 500Hz ultrapolling 
Mouse Pad
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.2Ghz 24/7 ASRock 870 Extreme 3 HIS ATI Radeon 6870 Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500Gb+WD Caviar Green 500gb Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 19" VA912 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Low-profile / Dell OEM KB CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 650W Antec One Hundred Razer Lachesis @3500dpi 500Hz ultrapolling 
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post #2 of 4
Im waiting for Bulldozer and I think you should too...
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Phenom || 965 4.2Ghz Asus Crosshair Formula ||| 2 x 6970 Crossfired OCZ Platinum 4GB ddr3 1600 
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WD 1TB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus H242h Cougar GX1050 
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Phenom || 965 4.2Ghz Asus Crosshair Formula ||| 2 x 6970 Crossfired OCZ Platinum 4GB ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus H242h Cougar GX1050 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
hmmm ok ill just wait

is the bulldozer 8 core though
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.2Ghz 24/7 ASRock 870 Extreme 3 HIS ATI Radeon 6870 Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500Gb+WD Caviar Green 500gb Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 19" VA912 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Low-profile / Dell OEM KB CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 650W Antec One Hundred Razer Lachesis @3500dpi 500Hz ultrapolling 
Mouse Pad
None ?? Does it matter 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.2Ghz 24/7 ASRock 870 Extreme 3 HIS ATI Radeon 6870 Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500Gb+WD Caviar Green 500gb Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 19" VA912 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Low-profile / Dell OEM KB CoolerMaster Extreme Power Plus 650W Antec One Hundred Razer Lachesis @3500dpi 500Hz ultrapolling 
Mouse Pad
None ?? Does it matter 
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post #4 of 4
Yes, and they made it 8 core = 8 threads vs i7 4core+HT=8 threads, therefore it should be competing with the i7 price wise, but have 4 more cores, which do scale better...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom || 965 4.2Ghz Asus Crosshair Formula ||| 2 x 6970 Crossfired OCZ Platinum 4GB ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus H242h Cougar GX1050 
CaseMouse
HAF 922 Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom || 965 4.2Ghz Asus Crosshair Formula ||| 2 x 6970 Crossfired OCZ Platinum 4GB ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus H242h Cougar GX1050 
CaseMouse
HAF 922 Logitech G5 
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