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I5 2400 or i5 3550 / best mobo

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May 21, 2012 7:03:24 PM

hi, im upgrading some parts of my computer, i was wondering 2400 or 3550?
im basically gonna use it for gaming/streaming and normal day use fb yt skype msn...
i will not OC and im gonna use it with a 9600gt (for the moment, ill upgrade soon)
i dont play bf3 crysis or those games, basically left4dead2 and sc2 and diablo3 might be the only heavy games ill play, i want to choose between 2400 or 3550... and what good motherboard will work, dont wanna go that cheap either... mobo can be as high as 130, if its less it would be awesome...
my gpu is a 9600gt, its a PCI-E 2.0 x16.. and if u can kick some 4gb-8gb ram if u can too
ill like to have a mobo that would work with my 9600 gt and that if in the future i upgrade it(gpu) the mobo would handle it...
thanks in advance

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May 21, 2012 7:26:09 PM

I've always liked Gigabyte boards. Z77 would be my thinking with USB 3.0, HDMI ports & thunderbolt if you can get it.
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May 22, 2012 2:44:56 AM

i really like my AS rock extreme 4 best bang for the buck 130 on new egg i paid less with a combo deal.
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May 22, 2012 2:46:31 AM

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May 22, 2012 3:11:43 AM

mobo choosing really depends on what you need on the mobo. for instance if your not overclocking or not going to sli, you can end up using lower end z68/z77 mobos since you have no need for all the extra capabilities the higher ones have, and spend the money elsewhere.
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