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Old November 18, 2012, 02:53 PM
Evil Genius Jr. Evil Genius Jr. is offline
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My System Specs

Default ~$325 CPU/MOBO combo, I5-3570K, Asus P8z77 lk or FX-6300, Sabertooth

I'm in the market for a new Mobo/CPU combo and have about ~325USD to spend. Both of the above options are in that price range:
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Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor 407627 - Micro Center
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

The PC will be used for the following items: Office,Internet browsing,HD videos,Code compilation,and some Gaming (BF3,BFBC2).

Nwo obviously I would love the i5 and the Z77 sabertooth but that's out of my price range. So will the FX-6300 cut it for my tasks? I currently run an Athlon II X2 245 lol.

I also have an SSD, Mid-range GPU (5750, old I know), 8GB of RAM, and a Asus DX sound card. Will the PCI-Ex1 sound card work in one of the x16 slots as the x1 will be covered by the GPU cooler?

I'd love to stick with asus due to prior experiences but if there is something considerable better I'll give it a try. Any other options in my price range?
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