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post #11 of 19
Do you have a MicroCenter nearby?

If I had $400 to spend on a MBD, CPU and RAM, I'd go to MicroCenter and get:
Intel DH67CL LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard for $115
Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed CPU for $180

and from NewEgg.com, Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 for $82
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post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
this is what i think i'll get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128460

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
 
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post #13 of 19
Are you going to OC the chip? Do you need 8GB of ram? If you are going to OC then I would suggest the tighter timings like CL7 rather than the CL9 and you can get the 4GB kit for $30 less. Unless you have something that is a memory hog.
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post #14 of 19
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i'm going to do a slight over clock. i have been fine with 4gb ram now. so maybe i'll go with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303

i mainly use the computer for gaming. but i also do a lot of photo/video editing. but like i've said, i've been fine with 4gb the past few years.
 
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
^this. thats is what i would spend my money on if this was me.
2nd this.
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post #16 of 19
this is probably pointless to say, but if i were you i would put those 400 on side and wait too see what bulldozer and SB-E bring, if nothing else by then p67 should become cheaper
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post #17 of 19
I would start overclocking my e8400 higher and 5770, since the e8400 if it's really only at 1.29 volts time to PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT! Then upgrade.
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by liskawc View Post
this is probably pointless to say, but if i were you i would put those 400 on side and wait too see what bulldozer and SB-E bring, if nothing else by then p67 should become cheaper
I wouldn't want to wait that long. There is always something new coming out and I see no reason to not go SB on this one.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post

i mainly use the computer for gaming. but i also do a lot of photo/video editing. but like i've said, i've been fine with 4gb the past few years.

4GB is still plenty for what your doing, though it depends on how much photo/video editing your really do.

I'd stick with 4GB though.
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