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As others have stated, the i5 2500k is the way to go. I was shocked at how much better it performs, see benchs for it against the 1090T here

Anyhow, heres few parts I picked out on newegg, i think there prob best youll get for your $500!

I was just gonna link him to that set of ram, dont go with that 1600 9-9-9 crap. If you have the money dont waste it on generic sticks.
 
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^Yep, with sandy bridge you want to be buying the highest clocks you can to be able to run stably with the high multipliers of the CPU.
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I was just gonna link him to that set of ram, dont go with that 1600 9-9-9 crap. If you have the money dont waste it on generic sticks.
Expensive ram with great timings isn't something you want to be dumping money into for a gaming rig.
post #14 of 32
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Expensive ram with great timings isn't something you want to be dumping money into for a gaming rig.
2133mhz 9-11-9-28 for $70. Why wouldn't you want those over some 1600 9-9-9-28 sticks? It doesn't matter if its for gaming or not, they will still perform better for practically the same price.

These are the sticks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449
 
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post #15 of 32
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I don't have a credit card so I try to avoid buying online if I can. This store Memory Express matches any online price from major retailers such as Newegg and Amazon.
Memory Express Website If you were limited to that selection, which Ram would you think is best, my knowledge on ram is minimal.

Thanks for the help guys, I have decided to get the i5 2500K
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post #16 of 32
aye, $70 for what you get isnt expensive at all...

id suggest the Corsair 4gb CL8 dominator, is prob your best bet out of those with the budget you have. There a step down from the g.skill ones, but there not the worst.
Edited by $ilent - 4/7/11 at 6:42pm
post #17 of 32
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2133mhz 9-11-9-28 for $70. Why wouldn't you want those over some 1600 9-9-9-28 sticks? It doesn't matter if its for gaming or not, they will still perform better for practically the same price.

These are the sticks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449
Yes that is a good deal but I wanted to make sure the op understands that the performance difference will be almost unnoticeable. This forum has lots of users that keep telling people to go buy super fast expensive ram for builds the OP stated was mainly for gaming. The Difference between 1333 C7 and 2133 C8 is around 2FPS in most games. This was especially hilarious to watch back when nehalem first came out and DDR3 was very expensive.
post #18 of 32
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I don't have a credit card so I try to avoid buying online if I can. This store Memory Express matches any online price from major retailers such as Newegg and Amazon.
Memory Express Website If you were limited to that selection, which Ram would you think is best, my knowledge on ram is minimal.

Thanks for the help guys, I have decided to get the i5 2500K

These ridgebacks have better timings than the dominators and $5 cheaper.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...29495(ME).aspx
You could always go to a store and buy a prepaid visa or mastercard and use that to order online though. The ram selection is pretty limited and pricey at that site.
 
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post #19 of 32
Today only microcenter has i7 2600k + Asus P8P67 = 399.99

That would be what I would do.

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post #20 of 32
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Well if I must, I will buy online. It is cheaper to buy the G.Skill on newegg.ca then the Corsair 4gb CL8 dominator or the ridgebacks at the store.

Would you both recommend the G.skill's over the other two.
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