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I am looking at upgrading my sig rig. I hope to sell the Q6600, RAM, Motherboard and another processor (E4600) - I have them on craigslist (since my rep is full of fail, you guys don't get to bid :-( )
Either way, I am hoping to keep the rest of my build since it is all compatible. I am trying to keep the prices as low as possible. What advice do you have?

i5 2500k - Microcenter $193 (after tax)
A-Data 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM - $48 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409
Mobo: Not sure, but there is an asus one on newegg that is sold out. I want to pick up another GTX 260 so it has to be a SLI compatible motherboard.
GTX 260 - Tigerdirect $99

I should come away with the above stuff only having paid about $300-$350. Does this look okay?

Thanks
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What is your budget? I could recommend some better parts
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post #4 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18;12773271 
this instead of that out of stock mb: https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67UD4B&title=GIGABYTE-GA-P67A-UD4-B3-Socket-1155-Intel-P67-CrossFireX-SLI-SATA3-USB3-0-A-GbE-ATX-Motherboard

and you should be good

im not familiar with super biiz. what other parts? im just trying to get my foot in the sb door and can upgrade again in the future...
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It looks good to me. Do you have a budget? You could definitely get some better RAM or a better motherboard if you have the money.
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I would go with this ram instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 -- rated at 1.5V

Also, I would pick up a $30 CM Hyper 212+ cooler. It will easily take to you 4.8GHz.

Mobo? Either Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev3) or Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3.

Power supply may be cutting it close for SLI depending on how the rails are divided up.
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;12775069 
I would go with this ram instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 -- rated at 1.5V

Also, I would pick up a $30 CM Hyper 212+ cooler. It will easily take to you 4.8GHz.

Mobo? Either Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev3) or Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3.

Power supply may be cutting it close for SLI depending on how the rails are divided up.

Thanks for the responses. Ill definitely get the ripjaws since they are only 5 bucks more. I will have to either wait on the asus mobo or pick up that gigabit for 30 extra (though I don't see it on newegg or amazon). I think the psu should be fine for sli as other people mentioned using it (ill need a molex to 2 6 pin converter though but they are like 7 bucks). As for cooling, im just going to get the pga 1155 compatible retention brackets for my xiggy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;12775069 
I would go with this ram instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 -- rated at 1.5V

Also, I would pick up a $30 CM Hyper 212+ cooler. It will easily take to you 4.8GHz.

Mobo? Either Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev3) or Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3.

Power supply may be cutting it close for SLI depending on how the rails are divided up.

This.

Give the egg another week or so (maybe 2-3 more because of Japan earthquake) to get the bigger selection of 1155 motherboards in that they had pre-Intel fiasco.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg;12776373 
This.

Give the egg another week or so (maybe 2-3 more because of Japan earthquake) to get the bigger selection of 1155 motherboards in that they had pre-Intel fiasco.

Did any of you guys come from a Q6600 (or Quad LGA 775) processor? What did you think of the performance increase?
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Also, looks like I can get about $75 for the Q6600 processor, $30 for the Asus P5Q SE PLUS motherboard, hopefully about $50 for the G.Skill 1000 Mhz RAM, and $45 for the e6400. That would be $200. Then the processor ($193) + Mobo (looks like $150-$180) + RAM ($50) + another GTX 260 ($103) = $521

So about $300 - $350 for an upgrade to SLI GTX 260 and and i5 2500k. That doesn't seem too bad.
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