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July 13, 2012 10:20:00 PM

Ok since I recently fried my motherboard I am needing to rebuild. I use my computer for gaming. I have an Antec 900 case, Rosewill 750W, Seagate 1T HDD, WD 150G Raptor, Sceptre X24 monitor . I am running Windows 7 64bit Ultimate. I would like to stay around $500 for MB, CPU, GPU, and RAM. Is this posible? I have 2 9600GT cards that I can run SLI and upgrade later. I was thinking i5 with OC, but don't know about MB and RAM. Any recommendations?

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July 13, 2012 10:22:26 PM

Well for 1 thing get the 2500k or 2550k they are both great :)  and like 229 - 239$ a pop. Ill think about the other things and reply after. :) 
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July 13, 2012 10:27:47 PM

the problem if you go the unlocked i5 route is the overclocking will eventually require a 5th element, cpu cooler.
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July 13, 2012 10:38:51 PM

dudewitbow said:
the problem if you go the unlocked i5 route is the overclocking will eventually require a 5th element, cpu cooler.


It depends how far he is pushing the OC.
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July 13, 2012 10:42:05 PM

Oh yea. Thats how I fried my current board, installing V6 GT. Not sure how it happened but it did.
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July 13, 2012 10:45:19 PM

byf said:
Oh yea. Thats how I fried my current board, installing V6 GT. Not sure how it happened but it did.
You didn't install it correctly otherwise it would not have fried your mobo :( 
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July 13, 2012 11:08:46 PM

bigcyco1 said:
You didn't install it correctly otherwise it would not have fried your mobo :( 



I installed 'it' correctly, it was in my rushed process of putting everything else back together that I either shorted the board with dust or static. Or maybe I needed an excuse to upgrade. Anyway.....

I just looked and I had my PSU incorrect it's a rosewill xtream RX850-S-B so its 850W not 750W.
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August 2, 2012 4:29:38 PM

Ok so I've decided on i5 3750k CPU. And Samsung Extreme Low Voltage 30nm UDIMM 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM MV-3V4G3D/US. I can get both on Amazon for $262. Still cant decide on mobo and if I should upgrade GPU now or later. Was kicking aroud the idea of the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 TUF board but that would take me to my price limit.
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