Solved Best CPU/Mobo Combo? Tags: New Build Intel i7 CPUs Systems Product 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 samuelspark a b à CPUs 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. Best solution nd_hunter October 21, 2011 6:35:07 PM Share 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. Related resources 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JackNaylorPE a c 180 à CPUs October 21, 2011 6:51:27 PM Are you concerned about GEN3 ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... jcamel24 October 21, 2011 8:53:06 PM I had not considered gen3. Would it be worth the extra cost? 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! cutebeans October 22, 2011 12:16:24 AM 2500k easily. jcamel24 October 22, 2011 12:53:49 AM cutebeans said:2500k easily. Even if I can get the 2600k for only $60 more? jcamel24 October 24, 2011 6:00:49 PM Best answer selected by jcamel24. jcamel24 October 24, 2011 6:02:01 PM Well, I did cave and spend the extra $60 for the 2600k. I figured in the long run that it would be worth it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Best cpu/mobo combo for 200-250$? Forum Best CPU+Mobo combo ? Forum Best CPU/MOBO combination for $200? Forum What's the best CPU/MoBo Combo ? Forum Question about O'cing with this CPU/Mobo combo ... Forum Which of these AMD CPU/MOBO combo 's should I go with? Forum Best cpu/mobo for cheap gaming rig? Forum best cpu/mobo for pentium 3.0 Forum Sub 200 CPU/Mobo combo ( must support ddr3 and sli) Forum CPU/Mobo Combo $250 Forum New Build, any good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !