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flytrumpet767

biting the bullet on Sandy bridge

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After much hardware talks, I decided to bite the bullet. But I'm on a very tight budget. So obviously it's 2500k and I was thinking about this combo http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.616093 .Can anybody think of a reason not to get this mobo? I'm going to be running one GTX 460 768MB, only 1 hard drive and PSU is Corsair TX750.Thanks

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I cannot think of any reason not to get that combo. It looks very good especially for the price.

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The price is definately right. I looked at NCIX and could get an ASUS P8P67 but it would end up costing me about $70 more for the package. I really wonder if it's worth it. Reviews on Newegg seems OK for this Biostar board.Hard decisions... :Cry:

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I would get a MSI P67A C43 for just 10 more $

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I would get a MSI P67A C43 for just 10 more $
That actually looks pretty nice, and stays within my budget. I'm guessing the ASUS wouldn't have that much more for my needs for a $60 difference. Also, is this RAM a good choice? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427Looks kind of high, I hope it wouldn't interfere with my Coolermaster V8.Thanks again for your very much appreciated inputs. I feel I'm getting closer to hit the purchase button...

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I guess the Biostar board is ok, but MSI make very solid ones, and you will find a lot more feedback in case you need specific help on OCing it or whatever since it's a much more popular brand. It also has more USB ports and other small things.The ram is fine. If you want an extra 3% of performance, maybe a 4-5% if you overclock it to 1833 CL7, this is IMO the best bang for the buck RAM set http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231430As you can see the performance difference is minimal anyway, so it's up to you to decide whether it's worth it or not the extra 15$

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Thanks again guys. I finally went with this package: ASUS P8P67 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI USB3.0 Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500KI'm really hoping I'm seeing a difference from my E8500 @ 4Ghz.Thanks for all the people in this forum for their inputs when it comes to hardware related decisions.Now it's just waiting and hope I can figure out how to put this together...

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I can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Congratulations on the upgrade!

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Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it now. Started backup procedures as I intend to do a fresh install of Windows 7. At least it gives time to read a lot about O/C this thing. Is a Coolermaster V8 going to be enough to push it around 4.7 ? I'm also a bit concerned with the interaction between the Ripjaws X RAM sticks and the V8, it's pretty big. We'll see I guess.

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