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Hey im looking into upgrading my system. I need help picking out the perfect motherboard for me. Im going to be getting Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked. I'm looking for a board that i can learn with since im new to over clocking. I'm really having alot of fun with it. so i will defiantly be going to want to do a bunch of tinkering. I plan to also go SLI. and im currently using 1 PCIe slot for a wireless card.

Power supply: Corsair Tx650w
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (SLI after i get mobo)
2x WD 1TB

Ill be getting new ram also so if you have any suggestions for that also would be great =)
    
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Originally Posted by Daris1015 View Post
Hey im looking into upgrading my system. I need help picking out the perfect motherboard for me. Im going to be getting Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked. I'm looking for a board that i can learn with since im new to over clocking. I'm really having alot of fun with it. so i will defiantly be going to want to do a bunch of tinkering. I plan to also go SLI. and im currently using 1 PCIe slot for a wireless card.

Power supply: Corsair Tx650w
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (SLI after i get mobo)
2x WD 1TB

Ill be getting new ram also so if you have any suggestions for that also would be great =)
asus p8p67 deluxe
or
asus p67 sabertooth
these two are the best option for u,
hope u like my suggestion
oh,
I forgot to mention,
gigabyte p67 ud4 is also a very good mobo,
all of these support sli & crossfire
Edited by Aniket - 3/18/11 at 1:16pm
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If you can get your hands on a p8p67 deluxe, go for it. lol
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I'm quite fond of the Biostar TP67XE. As for memory, I would get this kit and use the promo code, netting you 8GB of pretty decent RAM for $75 shipped.
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Ill be getting new ram also so if you have any suggestions for that also would be great =)
For the ram,
I give u three option,
2x4gb corsair vengeance/mushkin redline/gskill ripjaws x 1600mhz/1866mhz
hope this helps u
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Daris1015 View Post
Im going to be getting Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked.
What will you be using this for? I feel like unless you're doing HEAVY video editing, there is no reason to choose the 2600k over the 2500k. Just none at all.
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Power supply: Corsair Tx650w
No complaints. Good PSU.
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VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (SLI after i get mobo)
A single 460 is a good card. It's up to you if you want to SLI. However I'm under the impressions that an EVGA 460 will be overpriced. There's no reason not to get a cheaper one.

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2x WD 1TB
As long as it's under $80, I like it.

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Ill be getting new ram also so if you have any suggestions for that also would be great =)
I like to cheap out on my RAM, so my only suggestion for you is to get 1600MHz RAM... that way you can overclock your CPU without having to overclock your RAM. 1333MHz will get you into trouble there. I would get only 4GB also, unless you're doing heavy video editing, in which case I would get 8GB. But for anything else, nah.

What do you do on your computer?
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What will you be using this for? I feel like unless you're doing HEAVY video editing, there is no reason to choose the 2600k over the 2500k. Just none at all.
Im just going to be using it for gaming but i dont want to be upgrading again too soon as technology advances.
    
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The MSi p67a-gd65 is also a nice motherboard, I went with it after reading a lot of reviews and it seemed to be the best bang for the buck and I can tell you I've not regret it yet(just a little annoyed that it only has 1x2.0USB pin header-which I require 2) Its a great overclocking board =]

I suggest it due to its availability and price plus great performance,
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Im just going to be using it for gaming but i dont want to be upgrading again too soon as technology advances.
For A LOT of things, you won't notice an $100 difference between the i5 2500k and the 2600k. Both CPUs will last for a VERY long time AND both will become obsolete at the same time.
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The MSi p67a-gd65 is also a nice motherboard, I went with it after reading a lot of reviews and it seemed to be the best bang for the buck and I can tell you I've not regret it yet(just a little annoyed that it only has 1x2.0USB pin header-which I require 2) Its a great overclocking board =]

I suggest it due to its availability and price plus great performance,
You can buy one of these
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