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July 25, 2012 6:59:19 PM

I am passing down my current motherboard/CPU/RAM to my nephew as I plan to upgrade.

I don't care about overclocking at all.

I game pretty regularly, SWTOR, Diablo 3, and a few others, but no other heavy tasks to note. I will be keeping the 2 GTX 450s that I have in SLI right now, so I need an new SLI motherboard.

I've targeted the Core i5 (either Sandy or Ivy, non K) as the processor I want. (I hope I can get this in my price range) All non K i5's seems to get exceptional reviews.

Im looking for a basic motherboard that supports SLI that supports this CPU. I also need RAM that is compatible.

My budget is $250-300 USD

Any ideas? Really appreciate it.

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July 25, 2012 7:29:58 PM

oh as in the budget for the mobo and ram are 250-300?

You'll be able to get plenty awesome stuff for that
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July 25, 2012 7:37:36 PM

kareed44 said:
I am passing down my current motherboard/CPU/RAM to my nephew as I plan to upgrade.

I don't care about overclocking at all.

I game pretty regularly, SWTOR, Diablo 3, and a few others, but no other heavy tasks to note. I will be keeping the 2 GTX 450s that I have in SLI right now, so I need an new SLI motherboard.

I've targeted the Core i5 (either Sandy or Ivy, non K) as the processor I want. (I hope I can get this in my price range) All non K i5's seems to get exceptional reviews.

Im looking for a basic motherboard that supports SLI that supports this CPU. I also need RAM that is compatible.

My budget is $250-300 USD

Any ideas? Really appreciate it.



an i5 2310 is $170 on offer at amazon

8gb ddr3 $40-50

$100+ for motherboard

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July 25, 2012 7:39:16 PM

Neither game is particularly cou intensive.
SWTOR recommends a G6960 :
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=363&gam...
Diablo 3 says core 2 duo @2.4
http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-syst...

A $50 G530 would exceed those specs, but I would look at a $68 G630 :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A sli capable motherboard will cost you a bit more than normal. Here is a ASUS P8Z77-V LK
for $120 after rebate:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram is cheap, I would suggest a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb ddr3-1600 low profile ram like this for $44:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $215.
Any of the faster i3 chips will be good if you want to use all of your budget
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August 6, 2012 5:16:04 PM

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