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So I'm going to help my boss build a PC tomorrow and I haven't really pieced together a system in over a year so am a bit out of touch with what the best intel hardware is right now.

So he's looking for a machine that will max out crysis 2 and BF 3 when it comes out and I need some advice on what kind of hardware to pick out for him.

Specifically:

Is sandybridge stable? I heard rumors there were buggy motherboards floating around, did they get these fixed?

What is the chipset for i5 2500k processor?

What are good perhaps not top of the line like ROG series but decent asus/biostar/gigabyte MB's to watch for with the i5 2500k?

And I know it's a little out of place but since this is an Intel build... I'm wondering what you guys would recommend for video card wise a single monitor setup maxed @ 1920x1080 (GTX 570?)
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1. Sandy bridge is very stable now you will have no problems with it.

2.The best chipset is the p67 chipset.

3.The Asus Sabertooth motherboard is very good. Less than that the Asus P8H67-I Deluxe is very nice

4. Instead of a 570 I recommend a 6950 much better price/performance ratio and is very close in performance to the 570.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 4930k Asus Rampage IV Black edition Powercolor 7870 PCS+ Sapphire 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb 2133mhz G.Skill Sniper  Kingston SSD Western Digital R4 Seagate Barracuda 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK Supremacy acetyl/Nickel XSPC EX240 Phobya DC-12 400 Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 23.5" Corsair K70 Antec True Power Quattro 850w Coolermaster Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G400 Steelseries QCK Schiit Magni Schiit Modi 
Audio
Hifiman HE-400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Asrock Extreme 6 Z77 PowerColor 7870 PCS+ MYST Corsair Vengeance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 30gb Kingston SSD 500gb seagate Western Digital R4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda Lite-on 18x Danger Den TDX XSPC EX240 
CoolingOSOSOS
Phobya DC12-400 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 8 pro 64bit Ubuntu 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VH236H Acer V203W Logitech Business class Antec Truepower Quattro 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster Storm trooper Logitech G400 Steelseries QCK MOH edition Audio-Technica AD-700 
AudioAudioOther
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