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Old 01-26-2012, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPU/Motherboard

As some of you may know, i made a thread a while ago regarding the 7970 or 7970 black edition. I settled with the 7970 (not BE).

Anyway, i thought i wouldn't have a problem with my CPU/Motherboard choice, but as i started looking (a few minutes ago) i realized i have no idea which motherboard is better than the other...

My PSU is corsair 750W
RAM: Gskill 8GB
Case: Antec 1200

What i need is a good CPU/Motherboard recommendations.

I want something that's not too expensive but not too cheap (bad quality cheap).

I was looking at the i5-2500k or the 2600k. Maybe even the 2700k if im feeling ambitious. :P

my budget is whatever seems necessary. i would like to keep it below 500 if possible?

Thanks a lot guys. i truly appreciate it!

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you do heavy rendering, the extra processing power of the i7 will likely not be worth the extra cost in comparison to the i5 for gaming performance.

The i5 2500k is a great gaming CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Here is a nice motherboard too.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Do you have a CPU cooler?

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i do not have a CPU cooler!
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