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October 9, 2012 11:30:29 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday

Budget Range: $1000-$1050

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming,web surfing,skype

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:any in US region besides Microcenter

Location: Tennessee,United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU

Overclocking:Yes,I already have a CM Hyper 212+

SLI or Crossfire:yes but in the future

Your Monitor Resolution:1080p

I already have a build set up http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jOik please tell me what you think




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October 9, 2012 11:34:15 AM

An i5 3570K should be able to fit in there. Might be bad you think, since it gets higher temps than that of the 2500K but it is indeed more efficient, gives around 10% better performance and PCIe 3.0.
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October 9, 2012 11:36:43 AM

Nw333 said:
An i5 3570K should be able to fit in there. Might be bad you think, since it gets higher temps than that of the 2500K but it is indeed more efficient, gives around 10% better performance and PCIe 3.0.

well i kinda wanna keep the price on the low side so $20 is kinda pushing my budget
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October 9, 2012 11:43:06 AM

Get one from Microcenter. They have some kind of CPU+motherboard promo, it saves you like $50.

There's no real point to go into SB now unless you're a heavy overclocker that needs to reach around 4.8GHz with ease.
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October 9, 2012 11:45:27 AM

excella1221 said:
Get one from Microcenter. They have some kind of CPU+motherboard promo, it saves you like $50.

There's no real point to go into SB now unless you're a heavy overclocker that needs to reach around 4.8GHz with ease.

can't go to microcenter the closest one is in Atlanta and that's 5 hours away and SB?
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October 9, 2012 11:50:06 AM

Ah, I see.

SB = Sandy Bridge

The motherboard would be such a waste too with a SB.
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October 9, 2012 11:55:23 AM

excella1221 said:
Ah, I see.

SB = Sandy Bridge

The motherboard would be such a waste too with a SB.

i know no PCI-E 3.0 but it still OC's and it looks good the ASRock z68 extreme3 Gen3 is like $2 cheaper but that's only 2 bucks and how is it a waste?
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October 9, 2012 12:02:45 PM

'cause the z77 is an IB motherboard, thus having features the SB can't utilize.
Though you seem already set with the SB, it's still a good CPU anyway, I won't stop you.
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October 9, 2012 12:05:18 PM

excella1221 said:
'cause the z77 is an IB motherboard, thus having features the SB can't utilize.
Though you seem already set with the SB, it's still a good CPU anyway, I won't stop you.

i just want the 2500k because it's cheaper and it's a better/cooler overclocker
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