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Popped caps on motherboard, time to upgrade

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July 20, 2012 5:00:36 PM

Wanted to get some advice on my next upgrade. I currently have a Asus Essentio CG5270-BP003 that I upgraded last year with an Asus ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 video card and a CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 power supply. Due to some caps recently popping on the mobo I figure now is a good time to upgrade. I would like to stay with intel for the processor and move to DDR3. Any advise on a mobo/proc/memory combination would be really appreciated. my budget is between 300-500 dollars though I would like to try to stay at the lower end. I would be open to buying another system as well and transferring part of this system into it. I already have a full tower case update on the way so mobo size is not an issue.

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July 20, 2012 6:32:25 PM

You have quite a few options, of course, but here's one setup i kinda like in that price range...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

= $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

= $215 through 8/2 with promo code

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

= $46
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August 3, 2012 7:06:38 PM

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