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April 5, 2012 2:15:16 PM

Hi i have recently came into some money and can spend 500 dollars on a mobo and graphics card maybe a little more i would like to sli. I have a i5 processor and nvidia gtx 460 card. I can list everything also i may get a new case the one i have is nice but i could do better could you help me find the right parts.

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April 5, 2012 2:56:45 PM

What processor model do you have?
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April 5, 2012 3:01:57 PM

I mispoke i have a i3 not a i5 i may upgrade if i need to or just wait till the ivy bridges come out and the 670ti and buy them.

EVGA 01G-P3-1370-KR GeForce GTX 460
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz It is a powerful processor though
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W

These are my parts.
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April 5, 2012 5:17:34 PM

ASRock has lately been a solid brand. If you want to go with a gigabyte or an asus you will pay a little more for them.

Any of these will be good for you

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Gigabyte and Asus and EVGA will be the best brands, although more expenisve.
ASRock and MSI will be next in line
BioStart and the other brands will be last.

Antec cases are well built, just make sure you pick one that is full size ATX

The monitor link you posted is the same as the case.
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April 5, 2012 5:37:47 PM

That is a nice monitor.
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April 5, 2012 5:52:36 PM

Any of those will work...

I was showing you P67 boards because Z68 is mostly pointless for you. The biggest difference of P67 and Z68 is the onboard graphics that is enabled on Z68. You are running SLI, so there is no point of having onboard graphics.
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April 5, 2012 5:55:54 PM

Okay so of the three chipset h61,z68 and p67 the p67 would run perfect for me okay then i will look into p67 ones and repost. My case is Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower the link wasnt working so i posted the name of it. Also i may get a ivy bridge cpu when they come out if the interest me, what would be a good mobo for them.

Okay i found this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for 210 would this satisfy my needs. In case the link fails it is a ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0). Also i found asrock ones but they only have 1 pcie 2.0 slots and this one has 2 so this is better.
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April 5, 2012 6:14:34 PM

Yes that would work great for you.

If you want to upgrade to IB in a few months I would look at the Z77 boards that are starting to come out as they will have true PCIe 3.0 support for the new chips.
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April 5, 2012 6:20:26 PM

Okay then i believe i will consider that board use my i3 until it doesnt work as well as it should then upgrade at a later time, then later in the future sli i think my 460 will work perfect for everything. Thanks for the help.
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April 5, 2012 6:55:30 PM

no problem
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April 5, 2012 7:19:34 PM

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April 5, 2012 8:32:15 PM

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