ive always owned intal cpu and asus boards .i want to build the best gaming machine what you guys recommend as far as board and cpu .Should i try amd for a chaneg or stick to intel i was looking into the asus boards the rampage v extreme or maximums i don't know whats better there are so many .What is the best cpu board combp for gaming
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Best advice is to wait until next month with Ivy Bridge coming out and the full line up of Z77 motherboards. I would look at a i5 3570K to go with that.
On current availability I would say a ASUS P8Z68 V Pro Gen3 or a MSI Z68A GD80 with a i5 2500K
On the AMD front, if you accept the lesser per core performance and weaker IMC then the FX 8120 on a ASUS Crosshair V Formula is a consideration.
Yea don't ever change from Intel, i will be getting ivy eventually..... first i have to get a NVIDIA Kepler card.... then i get ivy!....
so avoid I7 920 chip.i havea asus p6t7 deluxe with 6 gig ram 920 intel i7 and 4870 x2 card express pci 2 gig ram on board
The i7 920 is getting on now, a better upgrade will to be to look at a 950/960 or better but the old i7's have reached the end. Performance wise the cannot mach sandy or ivy and in most instances match the lower priced Phenom II x 6 Thubans in performance.
so we wait for ivy
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