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Switching from AMD to intel, need help!

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January 23, 2013 12:39:46 AM

First off, I can't stress how awesome newegg's costumer service has been to me, they are a great company that still realizes that costumer comes first. Moving on, I've been and AMD guy since the K-6 but now I just can't hold on to my AMD pride with their new FX CPU's they have fell behind too far. now I know I want to get an i5, and I will need a motherboard and a CPU. For the CPU I've heard a lot of good about the i5 3750k, I like to photoshop and render videos here and there, and I'd also like to play skyrim and a few other titles, nothing major like crysis 3. From what I've heard the i5 3750k will be more than able to handle my needs, any input will be well appreciated. I like ASUS motherboards but i'm open to change. I was thinking of getting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have 16GB of G Skill Ripjaws X 8x2 1600 RAM, and I will be getting a gtx 650 and maybe something better during the summer. Thanks a lot if you read all that gibberish! i really don't want to make any mistakes here.

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January 23, 2013 12:47:27 AM

I've skimmed through the reviews for that motherboard and they don't look too great. I've heard good things about 'asrock' as well.
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January 23, 2013 12:48:06 AM

You already have a amd 8350?. Why would upgrade. Atleast wait for haswell ATLEAST
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January 23, 2013 1:13:04 AM

I've already returned the motherboard and CPU and I think an intel will work much better for what I would be doing.
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January 23, 2013 1:54:36 AM

can somebody help? :( 
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January 23, 2013 2:11:06 AM

if you're getting a 3570K, consider grabbing a Z77 board. they cost just about the same with a Z68 with the added benefit that they are compatible with ivy bridge CPUs out of the box sans a BIOS update (better than risk getting a Z68 with a not so up to date BIOS and not being able to POST)

consider some cheaper alternatives. yes, Asrock has been doing a fine job the last 2 years or so, and they are a viable option

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 23, 2013 2:17:17 AM

thanks a lot, I was going to get either one of those but I can't decide which one to get.
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January 23, 2013 2:18:08 AM

i'm leaning towards the asrock
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January 23, 2013 2:45:15 AM

from what I've experienced, intel is still the better choice.
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January 23, 2013 3:19:12 AM

Thanks for your input.
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January 23, 2013 3:19:29 AM

Best answer selected by Mansfield.
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