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nyrmetros
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Default 12-04-2011, 20:31 | posts: 908

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Micro Center would make more money.....if they didn't require "in-store pickup" on everything.... Closest one to me is 4hrs away...

At $180, I'd jump on the 2500K. In fact, if it wasn't for them requiring "in-store pickup" I'd probably order one....lol.
I have 3 Microcenters near me so that's not a problem. lol.

If I do indeed jump on that I5 2500k, what mobo should I get? Not looking to blow the bank on a mobo.

http://promotions.newegg.com/Asus/12...%2f696x288.jpg

Thoughts on those Asus models ?

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nyrmetros
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Default 12-06-2011, 18:10 | posts: 908

So what mobo is everyone buying these days for the Core I5 2500k chipset ?
   
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Goutan
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Default 12-07-2011, 00:13 | posts: 235 | Location: Los Angeles

You might want to check this out:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-m...gene-z-review/

Recently, I've fallen in love with RoG boards. The quality is just fantastic. Plus, the price range can be very reasonable.
   
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nyrmetros
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Default 12-07-2011, 20:07 | posts: 908

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You might want to check this out:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-m...gene-z-review/

Recently, I've fallen in love with RoG boards. The quality is just fantastic. Plus, the price range can be very reasonable.
Thanks for the heads up on that. Seems decent to me. General consensus ??
   
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Default 12-07-2011, 20:56 | posts: 172 | Location: Portugal

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So what mobo is everyone buying these days for the Core I5 2500k chipset ?
I would like the answer to this as well.
   
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Default 12-09-2011, 06:57 | posts: 1,079 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

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I would like the answer to this as well.
Iam also looking for one that has 8+ SATA ports and at less one each available PCIe 1x and PCI slot after installing two dual slot cards for SLI or crossfire.
   
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Default 12-12-2011, 17:09 | posts: 908

Are 6 sata ports average now for a mobo ?
   
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Default 12-12-2011, 17:18 | posts: 908

What's everyone's thoughts on ram these days? It seems to be so cheap that it doesn't pay to not get 16 gb of ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
   
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Default 12-12-2011, 17:44 | posts: 172 | Location: Portugal

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What's everyone's thoughts on ram these days? It seems to be so cheap that it doesn't pay to not get 16 gb of ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
If its for a gaming pc just buy 8gb, no need for 16gb.

I think the best price/value ram atm to get is ddr3 1600mhz cl7/8.
   
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Default 12-18-2011, 21:42 | posts: 908

So after reading Guru3d christmas buying guide, http://www.guru3d.com/article/pc-buy...-winter-2011/2

I came away with knowing this is the type of build I am going with anyway.

But specific parts are still questionable. Most notably the mobo. I def want a Z68 chipset but there aren't that many reviews on Newegg of them yet, and I was still looking at Asus boards for know real reason other than the name. I wanted to spend between $150 and $180 on the mobo. No need for anything more than that.

I was looking at this Asus mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131729

but the feedback is less than stellar.
   
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PinguX
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Default 12-18-2011, 21:51 | posts: 833

Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

This is a good board and a steal at that price.
   
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Default 12-18-2011, 21:56 | posts: 908

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Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

This is a good board and a steal at that price.
I was just looking at this board as well. I know nothing about Asrock as a company though. Ayy good?
   
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Default 12-18-2011, 22:42 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I know this isn't helping but ... wow, this thread isn't dead yet ?

nyrmetros, you still haven't been able to build a new rig all this time?

deltatux
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 00:24 | posts: 1,844

i think he is bulding a 'new' new one right now
   
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The Chubu
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Default 12-19-2011, 00:32 | posts: 2,541 | Location: Look out!

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I know this isn't helping but ... wow, this thread isn't dead yet ?

nyrmetros, you still haven't been able to build a new rig all this time?

deltatux
Hey, it took me like 5 months to buy my 2500K and mobo... and i still dont have mems to try it lol (funny stuff is that i changed like 3 or 4 times the mobo that i wanted to buy, and i ended buying my first choise out of frustration, P8P67-M Pro, cant have it all with low budget and low variety).

Still, in this thing, i think that you may end up happier with your bought making a half tought fast desition rather than overthinking everything. Mostly cuz in a few months, usually everything changes for one reason or another (28nm delay, HDD prices going sky high, new GPUs arriving soon, or not so soon, ivy bridge, underperforming bulldozer, new SSDs, etc).

So buy something and be done with this!
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 02:28 | posts: 1,844

sure, doesnt matter what you buy, it should be a total fail if you are not happy by just the fact of getting a new toy

but a little-moderate thinking is the better way (:
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 03:10 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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i think he is bulding a 'new' new one right now
I think so too, but personally I think he should split a new topic as chaining on top of an older one is hard to follow if he's indeed building another rig again.

This topic dates back to 2008, that's before even I joined Guru3D.

Building and designing rigs do take months, I take months as well ... I just find it interesting how this zombie thread keeps coming back to life .

deltatux
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 09:38 | posts: 908

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I know this isn't helping but ... wow, this thread isn't dead yet ?

nyrmetros, you still haven't been able to build a new rig all this time?

deltatux
Yea I had some $issues which I still have, but I am slowly peicing together this new rig. Actually the guts of my current E8400 are going inside the new Helios case and my Antec 1200 will hold the new parts.
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 09:39 | posts: 908

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i think he is bulding a 'new' new one right now
Yea that about sums it up. Lol
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 09:42 | posts: 908

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sure, doesnt matter what you buy, it should be a total fail if you are not happy by just the fact of getting a new toy

but a little-moderate thinking is the better way (:
I am currently happy with my E8400, but I have the opportunity to upgrade but it has a strict budget. It's much harder keeping to the budget than I thought it would be . Lol
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 14:55 | posts: 833

Whats your budget ?
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 19:17 | posts: 908

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Whats your budget ?

It's a rolling budget that depends on my monthly paycheck.... I figure if I buy a part or 2 each month..... But let's say $600 overall??
   
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Default 12-19-2011, 20:18 | posts: 908

And here comes the Ivy Bridge. Lol

http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2011/2...ktop_CPUs.html
   
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Default 12-22-2011, 22:56 | posts: 908

Saw an Intel 320 ssd 120gb model# ssdsa2cw120g3b5 for $170 down from $220 at best buy. Is this a good deal?

Forgot to mention that I have $30 in best buy points which would drop it down to $150 after tax.

Thoughts??

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Default 12-29-2011, 01:23 | posts: 908

Also picked up a seasonic 760 psu 80 plus gold fully modular. Any thoughts on this guy?
   
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