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Buying Sandy Bridge tonight! Need some help picking parts.

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My parts finally sold so I have enough to upgrade to Sandy Bridge.

I'll be re-using my Ram, my HDD's (windows 7 Home Premium), PSU, Case, Noctua, and a GTX 470.

So all I need is a motherboard and CPU.
I'll mostly be gaming with this rig so the 2600k would be a waste of money for me. I'm looking into the 2400, 2500, and 2500k processors along with the new B3 1155 motherboards.

I'm stuck between a few combos, but I'm open to whatever would be best.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.622005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.622006

Is there any major difference in the boards that would justify spending an additional $75? I'm currently leaning towards the MSI board atm.

EDIT:

My budget is $400 with everything shipped. I wish I had more to spend on it but I don't.
    
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Wish I had seen that ud4 combo when I bought mine last week, I went with the ud3 for 155
    
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The only difference I can see is the 8x/8x PCI-e support on the Gigabyte. And that matte black finish is pretty cool lookin'.
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Will you sli that gtx 470 later? if not go with the msi one
The gigabyte isa quality board and can sli, also sexy
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I went with the gigabyte ud4 and have been more than happy with it.
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Will you sli that gtx 470 later? if not go with the msi one
The gigabyte isa quality board and can sli, also sexy
I didn't even notice the lack of SLI/Crossfire.
That's pretty strange. I guess it would make a good single card + physx build.


I'm also looking for other boards! Would my best choice be the Gigabyte?
    
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I would say either go with the asus pro combo...or think about maybe looking at Asrock extreme4 board..not a bad price even with shipping

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Asrock Extreme 4 is a real bargain for the features..
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Also I think in the main components in the for sale section..segovax is selling a asus pro for 170 shipped

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I would say either go with the asus pro combo...or think about maybe looking at Asrock extreme4 board..not a bad price even with shipping

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I would much rather go with the Asrock board than the Gigabyte one.
My total would be just under $400.

Asrock Extreme 4 1155 B3 + 2500k would be the best bang for the buck, correct?

Any others that I should consider?
    
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