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December 12, 2012 6:45:33 AM

Hey guys I want to spend about $450 on a new motherboard, cpu, and ram. Ill factor in the PSU to handle the load of that and my video card on my own time. Ok so I have asus P5N 32 SLI Deluxe with a conroe core 2 duo E6600 @ 2.4 ghz and a 560 gtx (pci express 2.0 running on a pci express 1.0 mobo) and basicly my cpu is bottlenecking all my games. I ran some benchmarks and my gpu is scoring nearly 6-7x higher in everything compared to the cpu which isnt much of a surprise. So now my question is, and i would like to order the parts from newegg.com or another trusted site or just go to frys since theres one close to me and if it isnt much more ill just go there and get em. So for $425-$475 which motherboard/cpu/ram combo would you recommend? The ones I came up with on newegg.com are as follows

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those three will be replacing my asus p5n sli deluxe mobo, ddr2 800 ram, and e6600 core 2 duo @ 2.4ghz and will cost me $425 + shipping. My question is what would you get if you would get some different and why? Again I have not built a computer in years so any information regarding any new technology thats came up in the last couple of years would help. PS I like the 3570k because it can be overclocked. Thanks for reading and your opinions and comments will be appreciated!

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December 12, 2012 7:09:22 AM

Core2duo is a power saving processor so that is always slow. u can upgrade to core2quad processor. then do benchmark see the speed difference.
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December 12, 2012 10:33:07 PM

Very nice. I'm not a big Asus fan as I'd go for the ASRock version. Me and Asus have had it out a couple times. However it's a VERY popular board and the history I have with them keeps me from buying an Asus motherboard. Either way, that will take your e6600 and toss it down the toilet and flush it a few times. The 3570 is a great chip as well and you won't be disappointed. I went from an E8400 to this 2600k and it was night and day in performance; though I do a bit of encoding/decoding and let's just say something that took my E8400 over four hours took this processor less than 2.
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December 20, 2012 1:35:41 AM

steddora said:
Very nice. I'm not a big Asus fan as I'd go for the ASRock version. Me and Asus have had it out a couple times. However it's a VERY popular board and the history I have with them keeps me from buying an Asus motherboard. Either way, that will take your e6600 and toss it down the toilet and flush it a few times. The 3570 is a great chip as well and you won't be disappointed. I went from an E8400 to this 2600k and it was night and day in performance; though I do a bit of encoding/decoding and let's just say something that took my E8400 over four hours took this processor less than 2.


Do you mind posting a link to the ASRock version you're talking about I would like to check it out. Thanks in advance!
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December 20, 2012 1:40:28 AM

So the 3570k is a good cpu for what I want to do at the moment but can someone tell me if I am getting the best performance ram I can be getting for that price?
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