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Budget 500 USD

I am wanting to upgrade my current rig.

CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5 GHz Quad-Cor
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 5770
Memory: 8GB DDR2
Hard Drive: WD 1 TB Caviler Black
Optical Drive: El Cheapo
Power Supply: SeaSonic X650
Case:Corsair Obsidian 800D
Operating System:Windows 7
CPU Cooler:Noctua DH-14

Im pretty sure i want to go to the new Sandy Bridge i5 2500K. It would be optimal to just upgrade my MB, Processor, and Ram. Also would like the option to possibly xfire in the future.

I was curious if anyone knows of combinations that would work for me.

If possible and willing then please provide links of product.

PS Optional answer. I have 1 5770. Would i see better performance by crossfire or updating my card?

I can provide any further info. I am open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Edited by jgarcia - 1/19/11 at 11:57am
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post #2 of 12
i5 2500k $225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

Asus P67 Pro $189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-682-_-Product

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 42.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-274-_-Product
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here is the processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product

here is a good board for general use and oc'ing

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128462

and some great lower priced ram!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314


Go for it!!!
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Wow hahahaha I gave you 8 gb of ram and a cheaper board. Both are good! you could mix and match
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Yeah you could go with 8 GB and still be under the limit.
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The board you recommended is a great motherboard but its sold out right now on newegg. I think they have it for cheapest too so it would be pointless to get it somewhere else. Both boards we recommended are good.... can't go wrong with either one
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
The board you recommended is a great motherboard but its sold out right now on newegg. I think they have it for cheapest too so it would be pointless to get it somewhere else. Both boards we recommended are good.... can't go wrong with either one
I got it before SB launched for $169 on superbiiz
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Thanks guys keep the suggestions coming! Updated OP with some additional info.

Really like the look of that black Gigabye board but is it crossfire compatible????
Edited by jgarcia - 1/19/11 at 12:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgarcia View Post
Thanks guys keep the suggestions coming! Updated OP with some additional info.

Really like the look of that black Gigabye board but is it crossfire compatible????
Yes the gigabyte one I recomended is crossfire compatible.

If you want one that does SLI and crossifire it is a few extra bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128463
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Yeah the UD4 and Pro are pretty much the same, asus has more sata and uefi though...
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