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I'm going to order a 2500k today but I have no idea what RAM and motherboard to get for it. I was thinking to buy the asrock p67 extreme 4 because it looks like a very good deal and I could use my socket LGA775 cooler(OCZ vendetta) on it.
Don't know what RAM to get though, max 50$ for RAM.

Will I see a big difference from my e8400 at 4 GHZ and a GTX480 ?

Any advices please?
Edited by Yetyhunter - 1/27/11 at 6:05am
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post #2 of 7
Newegg has a 15% off deal for desktop memory right now, I just got this for my HTPC. Good deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-251-_-Product

And yes you'll see quite some differences if you're upgrading from a E8400.
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Isn't 1600 RAM better? What is the difference?
I can get this for the same price
http://www.pcgarage.ro/memorii/corsa...l-channel-kit/
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and I could use my 775 cooler on it.
What?
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What?
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...P67%20Extreme4

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What?
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...P67%20Extreme4
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That's... interesting. Thanks for the link.
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