Hey guys I was wanting to upgrade my cpu to the i5 2500k but also need to upgrade the mobo. I was wondering what the the cheapest combo of the two would be. But I don't want one of those crappy mobo, just a descent one. Lets try to make it under $350.
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i5-2500k, asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3. It is a pretty decent mobo and worth the extra 10 bucks.
There are some combos on Newegg with Asus mobobs for abour $400ish. Biostar mobos (bleh) were the only ones under or near $350.
Still not a fan of ASRock. Not until the outdo Asus.
Not sure if my mobo falls in the "shitty" category, but i got a 2500k, 8gs of kingston ram and a gigabyte z68 ud3h b3 board for $340 total
Gigabyte is nice. But your RAM leaves something to be desired. Its Corsair or go home. :P
i only paid $34 for it and it has a good warranty, so i wont feel bad if i have to upgrade. Im also super thrilled considering i upgraded from a phenom 955 and only 4gbs of ram, which sucks when you do videos and stuff.
If you live near a microcenter you can do what i did (above ^)...theres also a special for a 2600k for only 229 with a coupon
edit: and you can also get the $50 off mobo deal too.
ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $118 free shipping ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Has all you need.