I5 2500k/mobo combo thoughts Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: April 22, 2011 8:03 PM in Systems Share Alek2011 April 22, 2011 7:00:13 PM Hi all, I've been slowly piecing together a new build, trying to save a few bucks here and there, and came across this $329 for a i5 2500k and mobo. That seems like a really good deal to me, but I'm not positive on that specific mobo. Thoughts? Approximate Purchase Date: asap Budget Range: around 1k System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming Overclocking: In the future SLI or Crossfire: Partial to single card configs, but would like to have the option Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: The rest of the build will be standard and I have a pretty good idea of what I want thanks to all you Tom's posters. :-) Thanks in advance to your thoughts on the deal linked above. More about : 2500k mobo combo thoughts k1114 April 22, 2011 7:24:46 PM That is a good deal, microcenter always has awesome deals but they are always for in store only so you have to live near one. boiler1990 April 22, 2011 7:26:58 PM That would be a great combo, but you need to live near one to actually get it (I wish I did). From that, add a good 4 or 8GB kit (depending on what you can afford), and a solid GPU like a GTX 560 or AMD HD 6950. Related resources I5 2500k+mobo or FX-8150+mobo+gpu for customer - Forum i5 cpu/mobo combo recommendations - Forum Whick is the best CPU and GPU combo ?: Intel i5 4670k and GTX 760 vs Intel i5 4440 and GTX 770 - Forum Need help evaluating a craigslist add for i5 combo - Forum thoughts on my i5 4690 build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer omnipanzer April 22, 2011 7:35:13 PM Man am I glad you posted that. I was looking at getting a P8P67. The pro was what I really wanted but it was way more. throw some ddr3-1600 on it and go! *luckily I live near one. omnipanzer April 22, 2011 7:43:41 PM Btw newegg p8p67-pro 189.99 + 7.56 s&h + i5-2500k $224.99 = $422.54 And yes that's a good mobo. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-rou... genghiskron April 22, 2011 7:52:14 PM If i were you id go to the store NOW, because they are going to sell out. k1114 April 22, 2011 7:54:36 PM Newegg is actually 394.98, free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Alek2011 April 22, 2011 8:03:31 PM omnipanzer said:Man am I glad you posted that. I was looking at getting a P8P67. The pro was what I really wanted but it was way more. throw some ddr3-1600 on it and go! *luckily I live near one. They're still offering the processor by itself for $180 if you were set on getting the pro. Just don't think I'll have any use for the extra features the pro offers. Looks like I'll be taking a trip to Microcenter this weekend. It's an hour long drive, but this deal seems worth it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is the best i5 or i7 CPU/Mobo combo for under $500 for 2013? (gaming) Forum SolvedBuying i5 3570k combo.. Forum Solvedwhat motherboard to get for a i5 3350P & gtx 760 combo ? Forum Solvedi5 2500k/asus z77/8 GB Memory Combo from ebay Forum SolvedMild i5 4670k OC - Thoughts Forum SolvedThoughts on this Haswell i5 Overclocking build? Forum SolvedHD 7950 and i5 3450 Combo Forum i5 3350p and 770 msi twin frozr combo? Forum i5 3350p and msi gtx 770 twin frozr combo? Forum Thoughts on Newegg combo Forum i5 4670k & MSI Z87 G43 Gaming is good combo ? Forum SolvedMost Stable Memory for i5 2500K / P67 Combo Forum Thoughts on this CPU, mobo and RAM combo? Forum SolvedNew Egg - i5 Combo Deal (Any Good??) Forum SolvedI5 newegg combo Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !