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Ok...here's the deal. I'm probably going to be selling my currrent CPU, Mobo and Ram soon.

I need to know what, other than what I have listed, would be the best upgrade, to Sandy Bridge, path for $400

I will need the Xigmatek adapter for 1155 but they are OOS right now.

G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3

Intel Core i5-2500K
post #2 of 7
I'm upgrading to Sandy Bridge as well, and I went with 8 GB of the same RAM and an
ASUS P8P67-M PRO. I don't know that motherboard, but other than that your setup looks great.
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Originally Posted by Goaky View Post
I'm upgrading to Sandy Bridge as well, and I went with 8 GB of the same RAM and an
ASUS P8P67-M PRO. I don't know that motherboard, but other than that your setup looks great.
I, absolutely, do not want m-ATX mobo. Also, I'd eventually like to run a dual GPU setup...maybe another HD5770, when I can afford it..but at that time, if I can get a single GPU, used, that will outperform 2xHD5770, I'll look at that option as well.
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Why not? It's cheap and it overclocks well. What more do you want?
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski View Post
Ok...here's the deal. I'm probably going to be selling my currrent CPU, Mobo and Ram soon.

I need to know what, other than what I have listed, would be the best upgrade, to Sandy Bridge, path for $400

I will need the Xigmatek adapter for 1155 but they are OOS right now.

G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3

Intel Core i5-2500K
Good, but motherboard is meh. Get this instead. You'll get true CF/SLI with 8x/8x for only $10 more.
    
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post #6 of 7
Look for combo deals too, the mobo you listed, and most others as well, have combo deals with the i5 2500k
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post #7 of 7
Asus sabretooth P67 is the way to go
it hase both crossfire and sli support
its verry stable and tuff motherboard

@goaky SLI/crossfire support!
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