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October 19, 2011 9:37:50 PM

Heya folks. I'm trying to upgrade the old PC and I for the life of me can't find witch mobo I want or should get.

Here what I have
(x2) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Gigabyte Radeon HD6950OC 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
And a Antec 850 watt PSU. (Can't remember the modle)

And what I'm replacing is
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX
AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

Now I wanna go to Intel and get this PC buttoned up for the next 2 years. A SSD and second card are in my future too. But the Bang for buck has to be there. Cause I'm on SSI this PC has to do me til 2013. I do the MMO and tons of single player games. Awaiting Tor, Skyrim and wanna play Rage.

So I know a I5-2500K, I want to OC to 4ghz and I want a Gigabyte or Asus mobo or other chaeper alternative. Closer to 300 bucks (2500k included) would be best.

So what say ya? Thanks for any help you can offer.

Moon
October 19, 2011 9:44:26 PM

I mispoke When it comes to cost I must get a 2500K too.

Moon
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October 19, 2011 9:54:01 PM
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October 19, 2011 10:17:53 PM

Hi, I just have to second rolli59's suggestion. it puts you a little over your $300 but it has all the future-proof goodies (PCI-E 3.0, USB3, Lucid)
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October 19, 2011 10:20:46 PM

when did that mobo get crossfire/sli?!
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October 19, 2011 10:22:02 PM

neonneophyte said:
he said a 2nd video card is in his future, that motherboard is meant for one card. i would have to suggest the extreme 4

Read again! "2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)"
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October 19, 2011 10:25:59 PM

ah you caught me just as i was editing. yes i see it has both, i cant help but feel i might have spent too much money on my motherboard all of a sudden
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October 19, 2011 10:32:57 PM

neonneophyte said:
ah you caught me just as i was editing. yes i see it has both, i cant help but feel i might have spent too much money on my motherboard all of a sudden

Lol, they just came out with these and that price is almost unbelievable.
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October 19, 2011 10:41:19 PM

Whoah, when did it? I was looking at the original in April when I was building my comp but I decided against it as I wanted SLI so I went with the Extreme4.
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October 19, 2011 10:42:59 PM

fb39ca4 said:
Whoah, when did it? I was looking at the original in April when I was building my comp but I decided against it as I wanted SLI so I went with the Extreme4.


ha, theres probably more than a couple extreme 4 owners who feel slightly burned. ah well, cant complain too much. we got a great mobo back when we needed. ive wasted 50 bucks on worse things ;) 
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October 19, 2011 11:50:14 PM

Ok folks. I really apreciate the help. Never done a asrock mobo but I'm trusting ya'lls word! So It has been ordered. Newegg even had a 15 buck off code for the 2500k. I shall mark rolli59 suggestion as best answer and thank each of you for the help!

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October 19, 2011 11:50:28 PM

Best answer selected by moondeville.
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