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July 23, 2013 5:57:51 AM

Im building a gaming rig and wanted your opinions on it
i7 2600k
Asus z68 v pro
Corsair Vengeance 2x2gb
Corsair h80
Seasonic S12II620 Bronze (non modular)

Is the cpu good for current and future gaming or should i look into something else? How many years am i looking at for next cpu+mobo upgrade

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July 23, 2013 6:10:23 AM

The asus mb with a bios update can take at a latter time an ib CPU. Right now the sb..ib and haswell CPU will be fine for a few years of gaming. Where your rig hurts itself it using older pci 2.0 mb. Myself I try use micro center or an online combo deal for a non k chip and a mini h mb that has four dimm slots and can do sli and haswell CPU. You don't need to overclock the CPU. Save your money there and use a evo 212 cooler and put the money on Ssd or better gpu.
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July 23, 2013 6:21:39 AM

smorizio said:
The asus mb with a bios update can take at a latter time an ib CPU. Right now the sb..ib and haswell CPU will be fine for a few years of gaming. Where your rig hurts itself it using older pci 2.0 mb. Myself I try use micro center or an online combo deal for a non k chip and a mini h mb that has four dimm slots and can do sli and haswell CPU. You don't need to overclock the CPU. Save your money there and use a evo 212 cooler and put the money on Ssd or better gpu.


Forgot to mention that i have a asus direct cu2 7970. Isnt pci gen 2 good enough? why shouldnt i overclcok my cpu?

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July 23, 2013 8:37:16 AM

When you look at the total build dollars and parts you get more bang with a higher end gpu in games then pushing a CPU higher in an overclock. With pci 3.0 slot the slot has a higher bandwidth then the older 2.0 slot.
Right now today gpu can't hit the max speed but in a year or two the new cards might.
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July 23, 2013 10:26:04 AM

byogamingpc said:
You should be fine with all of your choices but my only recommendation would be to get a Z77 motherboard instead. I'd go with the Asus P8Z77-V LX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=as_li_q...


i have heard that sandy bridge works / ocs better with z68 chipsets. is z68 the top of the line chipset for 2nd gen ?
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November 11, 2013 10:42:48 AM

the z78 is. the z78 has pci 3.0 and usb built into the chipset and sat 6g built in. most x68 have to use third party chipset.
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November 11, 2013 10:44:54 AM

What is the budget for motherboard and CPU? I cannot see buying a sandy bridge setup brand new at this point. A good used deal, for sure, but not new.
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