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May 23, 2012 6:45:45 PM

Hi, im planning to upgrade my cpu and mobo here soon. Im looking to get the i5 3570k or 2500k not sure on that yet but they have the same socket so it shouldnt matter much. Im trying to decide what mobo so get. Ive got a 680 watt PS and a radeon 6850. planning to up to 6 or 8 gb or ram also. Mobo suggestions would be appreciated. Also maybe some CPU advice =)

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May 23, 2012 7:04:57 PM

Are you planning crossfire and overclocking?
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May 23, 2012 7:05:30 PM

You should go with ivybridge unless you plan on overclocking high to than sandybrige is better because it doesn't get as hot here are some suggestions

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Item #:N82E16813157271
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$129.99 -$8.00 Instant $121.99


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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$219.99 $219.99
Subtotal: $341.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $369.98 save: $10.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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May 23, 2012 9:53:29 PM

eventually i might crossfire and i will OC a little but nothing extreme
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