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$800 i5 2500k build

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Okay guys, I think I'm going to order tonight if you don't have other suggestions.

..maybe. lol.

A promo code or two end today, so the price will go up if I don't pull the trigger.

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Looks good to me. Got a good deal on ram there.
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Looks good to me. Got a good deal on ram there.
Agreed, I have that ram in my system (4x2gb) and it runs solid.

I've always been partial to Nvidia... what is the build for?
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It's for gaming, pretty exclusively. I was thinking I'd get a 6850 mostly because the board only supports Crossfire, so in case I'm interested in it in the future I only have to buy the one card to match. Along with a PSU upgrade with it, of course.
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Why not wait a week and see what gtx 560 offeres?
I suggest a better PSU maybe a TX 750w in case if you want to upgrade your build or xfire later
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yeah I agree with above post and go with a corsair psu.

Other than that it looks like a solid build.
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post #7 of 7
That board supports crossfire, but it really isn't meant for dual card setups. IIRC, it works the same way as my UD3P does, the 2nd pci-e slot only runs at x4, even if you have no card in the top slot.

If you want to crossfire in the future, get yourself a ud4. Personally, I would just get the best single gpu card you can afford and then when you feel the need to upgrade, sell it and get another powerful single gpu.
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