Ditching the fx 4100 for the i5 now what?

So after doing weeks of research and thinking i decided to ditch the fx 4100 for the i5-2500k for my new budget build. (if anyone would like to tell me other wise then please go ahead) i am on budget so i do have a few questions:

Motherboard: What one should i get? I dont plan on SLI or crossfire later on so no need to worry about that. nothing over $150. i was thinking this ASrock:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

GPU: I was wanting to get a gtx 550 ti if i went with the fx 4100, but i dont plan on doing any "intense" gaming i just didn't want to have a great cpu have a horrible gpu(bottle necking)

What GPU would you guys think i could get?? i am at a lost right now for GPU's. i would like one under $100 that would not bottle neck and can run minecraft,CoD 4,ect.

No intentions of playing BF3 for now i can always upgrade.

Thanks! :hello:
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  1. AsRock makes very good budget oriented mobos with good features.

    Can't say how it compares to other Z77 mobos since they are all new.
  2. 6670 or 6850.
  3. As for the video card, I actually recommend you stick with the GTX 550 Ti which you can get for $110 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

    However, if you must spend less than $100, then consider the GTS 450 for $90 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125397

    Between the two, the GTX 550 Ti has a better price/performance ratio. See below chart for relative performance and read the review to make an informed choice.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/26.html

  4. jaguarskx said:
    As for the video card, I actually recommend you stick with the GTX 550 Ti which you can get for $110 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

    However, if you must spend less than $100, then consider the GTS 450 for $90 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125397

    Between the two, the GTX 550 Ti has a better price/performance ratio. See below chart for relative performance and read the review to make an informed choice.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/26.html

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/images/perfrel.gif


    I was hoping i could stay with the gtx 550 ti too i might just do that.
  5. You can get a 6850 for not much more - big boost in performance.
    -Bruce
  6. dish_moose said:
    You can get a 6850 for not much more - big boost in performance.
    -Bruce


    +1 for $20 more you can get a 6850 that will lay the GTX 550 Ti on it's face.
  7. jaguarskx said:
    AsRock makes very good budget oriented mobos with good features.

    Can't say how it compares to other Z77 mobos since they are all new.


    I agree. I wouldn't consider AsRock a top of the line motherboard company but I would consider them second tier. Still though for a second tier company they make pretty good quality boards.
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