Upgrading from i7 920 stock to OC 2500k help

I currently have a HP m9600t computer sitting in a corsair 600t, with gtx 560 ti and corsair 850hx. I am looking to finish off upgrading the rest of the pc so its has no more HP POS parts. I need a mobo, 2500k, cpu cooler, ram and HD. My current parts are a stock i7 920 on terrible mobo 8 gigs of ram and WD 750G hd.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 600 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, adobe illustrator

Parts Not Required: case, video card, psu, os, keyboard, mouse (but looking for suggestions on a new one mines dying)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (going to add another 560ti soon)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Mostly needing help on the mobo. I am looking for a cheaply priced well built mobo for SLI doesn't need to have a whole lot of extras on it tho. Also since I use sony vegas and illustrator alot would it be worth the 16 gigs of ram?.

Current parts im looking at



G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 cl8
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB

CPU cooler:
Hyper 212+
Scythe scmg 3000

f3 spinpoint 1tb

Also was wondering how much of an increase in performance would I notice with these upgrades!
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  1. If I were you I would only buy a X58 motherboard with SLI capabilities and spend the rest on a 560ti.
  2. totaly not worth it IMO, i7 920 is still a very good chip. yes the i5 is better but not by enough to warrant the price needed for a new motherboard and chip. also 16GB of ram is way too much, 8GB is more than enough these days
  3. deoxide said:

    You can do better than this MB for less money. Look at the GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
  4. hmm another mobo + 560ti using my current 920 seems like a good idea
  5. can i get some advice on a 1366 socket mobo
  6. deoxide said:
    can i get some advice on a 1366 socket mobo

    is this so you can sli some 560 ti's ?
  7. Best answer
    Check this option

    A solid X58 motherboard from ASUS Sabertooth Series with DUAL X16 PCI-E!

    ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    A 560ti with Lifetime Warranty from PNY.

    PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC2-S GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    A 12 GB kit so you can run video editing programs smoothly (and because I don't know how your system works with 8GB. It needs Triple Channel Memory)

    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998776

    A good aftermarket heatsink for O/C your i7 920

    Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

    527$ with MIR and you have a complete new system that will last for 2 maybe 3 years!
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