Solved Best CPU/Mobo Combo? Tags: New Build Intel i7 CPUs Systems Last response: October 24, 2011 6:02 PM in Systems Share jcamel24 October 21, 2011 5:38:05 PM Looking to pick up a CPU/Mobo combo from Micro Center this weekend and I'm trying to figure out which bundle would be best value for now and possible future upgrades. Choices are: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... + i5 2500k for $270 or same mobo +i7 2600k for $330 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... +i5 2500k for $290 After $10MIR or same mobo + i7 2600k for $350 Or, should I totally cheap out on the mobo and get this bundle: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... + i7 2600k for $300 I'm thinking this last one would not be a good idea because of the lack of features on the mobo. Also, I'm concerned that Intel may be binning their best 2600's now to sell as i7 2700k's when they are released soon. So, should I just grab one of the 2500k's now with a good mobo and consider an upgrade when IB comes out? More about : cpu mobo combo | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove samuelspark CPUs Expert October 21, 2011 6:31:47 PM i7 is only as good as i5 for gaming. Go with the first combo. Asus mobo is a very good one. | Report abuse Best solution nd_hunter October 21, 2011 6:35:07 PM It depends on what you are going to do with your PC. Gamer? 2500k. Movie producer? 2600k. Regardless of which CPU you nab, that G-Byte UD3H is the board I recommend out of the three you linked. | Report abuse JackNaylorPE CPUs Master October 21, 2011 6:51:27 PM Are you concerned about GEN3 ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... | Report abuse Related ressources Which CPU/mobo combo would be best ? - Forum Best CPU/Mobo combo for HTPC - Forum Which CPU/MOBO combo for a HTPC?? And keyboard/mouse - Forum Cpu/mobo combo help - Forum What is a good CPU/Mobo combo (inexpensive)? - Forum Ask the community Publish jcamel24 October 21, 2011 8:53:06 PM I had not considered gen3. Would it be worth the extra cost? | Report abuse jcamel24 October 22, 2011 12:02:01 AM nd_hunter said:It depends on what you are going to do with your PC. Gamer? 2500k. Movie producer? 2600k. Regardless of which CPU you nab, that G-Byte UD3H is the board I recommend out of the three you linked. I have had good luck with Gigabyte boards. Unless someone changes my mind between now and Sunday, this is the one I'm going with. Now to decide between 2500k and 2600k! | Report abuse cutebeans October 22, 2011 12:16:24 AM 2500k easily. | Report abuse jcamel24 October 22, 2011 12:53:49 AM cutebeans said:2500k easily. Even if I can get the 2600k for only $60 more? | Report abuse jcamel24 October 24, 2011 6:00:49 PM Best answer selected by jcamel24. | Report abuse jcamel24 October 24, 2011 6:02:01 PM Well, I did cave and spend the extra $60 for the 2600k. I figured in the long run that it would be worth it. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Best CPU/Mobo Combo?> Related ressources: ForumBest cpu/mobo combo for 200-250$? ForumBest CPU+Mobo combo ? ForumBest CPU/MOBO combination for $200? ForumWhat's the best CPU/MoBo Combo ? ForumQuestion about O'cing with this CPU/Mobo combo ... ForumWhich of these AMD CPU/MOBO combo 's should I go with? ForumBest cpu/mobo for cheap gaming rig? Forumbest cpu/mobo for pentium 3.0 ForumSub 200 CPU/Mobo combo ( must support ddr3 and sli) ForumCPU/Mobo Combo $250 ForumNew Build, any good? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !