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New CPU, Mobo, RAM & SSD ($1000 budget)

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June 13, 2012 7:13:32 PM

I'm looking to upgrade my rig with a new motherboard, processor, memory, and ssd. I have $1,000 to spend on this upgrade. So far, I'm leaning towards these components:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k ($190)
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ($110)
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB ($275)
Memory: Samsung Green 2x4GB ($48)

Total: $623
+$40 in gas = $663

Everything from Micro Center.

Just for reference, my current build consists of an Asus P5N-D Mobo, Core 2 Duo e8400, 2xWD Caviar Blue? 750GB in RAID 0, and 4GB OCZ Memory.
June 13, 2012 8:27:07 PM

I'm also looking for any sweet deals on the 3570k or a 3570k motherboard combo if anyone knows of any.

I found that Micro Center is selling the 3570k for only $190 but unfortunately the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away.
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June 13, 2012 10:00:33 PM

I learned that I can save $85 if I buy the cpu + mobo from Micro Center so I think I will pay the $40 in gas to drive out there tomorrow and get everything there.

Right now I'm leaning towards a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H mobo and 2x4GB Samsung Green 30nm Memory.
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June 13, 2012 10:23:30 PM

Yeah that's what I'm going for. I'm willing to spend 5 hours on the road and $40 in gas for that $85 total savings and the ability to have all my new parts tomorrow!

I'm guessing from the lack of replies that the components I picked are good. I'm not buying this until tomorrow so if anyone can recommend better, please do.
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June 13, 2012 10:28:37 PM

the reason why its hard not to disagree is the fact that 3570k can pretty much power any rig fine, and most debates come from choosing the psu/gpu in combination. though if you plan to overclock that 3570k, be sure to get a dedicated cpu heatsink like the hyper 212+/evo (be aware you will also need about ~6.5 inches from the cpu to the side of the case that comes off to fit it)
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June 13, 2012 10:50:09 PM

I did consider the Crucical M4. The price really is great and I will look at the comparisons of it vs the 830 a few more times and see if I can justify the price a second time. I may reconsider, since I would like to also upgrade my graphics card in the near future and any extra money I save here will help with that.

I will be reusing many parts from my old build. This includes:

Case: CM690 with 7 case fans in place
PSU: Corsair TX750
Heatsink: Thermaltake Venomous X w/ 2 XIGMATEK XLF-F1253s
Graphics: 2x Geforce GTX 260 in SLI

I'm still pretty happy with my old GTX 260's in SLI so I will continue to use those until I can justify the price on a GTX 680 or better.

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