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I plan to upgrade to Sandy Bridge when the revised motherboards become available, but I want to be sure there won't be any problems.'

CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: P8P67 EVO
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 1600 C8

My PSU should be fine, but there might be something I've missed.
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I plan to upgrade to Sandy Bridge when the revised motherboards become available, but I want to be sure there won't be any problems.'

CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: P8P67 EVO
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 1600 C8

My PSU should be fine, but there might be something I've missed.
Yea, a better video card.

Put a 570 in there and you're set.

If it's within budget, put an SSD in there for your boot drive.
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Yea, a better video card.

Put a 570 in there and you're set.

If it's within budget, put an SSD in there for your boot drive.
He could cut back on the EVO to the Pro to save a few, and same with the rams. I'd put those towards on the video card upgrade and if it's a budget, don't bother investing in a ssd unless it's crucially important for you about the windows loading times.
    
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He could cut back on the EVO to the Pro to save a few, and same with the rams. I'd put those towards on the video card upgrade and if it's a budget, don't bother investing in a ssd unless it's crucially important for you about the windows loading times.
Agreed - the Pro is a great board.

This is the best bang for buck RAM I've found:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-427-_-Product

The timings can be tightened up to 8-8-8-24, even 7-7-7-24
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I've done my research, currently I have no need for an SSD ( I barley use windows ). And I already plan to throw 2 or even 3 570's in ( over time ).

I would go with the PRO board, but I want the onboard power buttons Only an extra $25.
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