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Old August 1, 2011, 05:13 PM
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yes,definitively get a k and a mobo that can oc it. in a few years the difference between a locked 3 giger and an unlocked 4 something one will be a bit more than 25 bucks :)
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Old August 1, 2011, 05:49 PM
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The second config, the one with the monitor, has an H61 motherboard, but it comes with 2 PCI-Ex16 slots. The reason I suggest this motherboard is that H61 is cheaper, but still allows you to add a second 6870 later on. If you get a 2500K, in a year or two it will be a lot cheaper to buy a new P67 motherboard, than a new processor, which will allow you to overclock. And I know that right now you do not want to overclock, but spending the extra $25 will not only give you the opportunity to do so, but also increases the value for resale. It is very common for people to not want to overclock, for whatever reason, then in a few years want to do so, but the lack the hardware, because they thought nothing of overclocking when they purchased the components.
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Old August 1, 2011, 09:02 PM
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@NI3 nice config
- Can i go for P67A-UD3R-B3 instead of GA-H61M-D2P B3? P67 says its got crossfire support as well.
@dangtx : probably i can wait for few months and then add a graphics card later.
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Old August 1, 2011, 09:06 PM
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That mobo would work fine, you would have a few different features available than the H mobo NI3 last linked. The biggest difference would be in the price, but well worth it.
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@PerryC

Should i go for this config now or should i wait for a while when the prices come down or something better comes up with a lower price? How long do u think this build will last for until it gets outdated?
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Old August 1, 2011, 09:28 PM
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I would say purchase it now. Both the AMD Bulldozer and Intel Ivy Bridge are right around the corner, but are they worth waiting for? The bulldozer cpus will be coming in around the price range you are looking at right now. No idea where the Intel stuff will be priced...but if history is any judge, likely a little higher.

If you are anything like me, you will get a good three or four years out of the build with nothing more than an upgrade to a video card. I am going on almost 6 years on my Dell C2D. The only reason I am upgrading is because the cpu isn't fast enough for a couple of games I want to play-- then it became easier just to upgrade the whole platform.
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Old August 1, 2011, 09:53 PM
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@PerryC

Thanks for the advice , same here i'm upgrading for the same reason . I'm having a custom build c2d pc with a 8500 GT card :P .
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whatever you do, mate the proper mobo to the proper cpu

k cpu,get a p or z mobo

non k cpu, h mobo. or z for the newer features.
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Old August 1, 2011, 10:41 PM
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@dangtx As per NI3,perryc and your comments i think i will go for the below build and buy the graphics card after a month or two.

In what way will the z series mobo will be helpful as compared to P series mobo ?

Processor :i5 2500k
Motherboard : Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 (Unable to get the z series mobo)
HDD: WD CAVIAR BLACK 500GB
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series 600CX
RAM : 4GB DDR3 Kingston
Cabinet: Cooler master 912 HAF (RC -912 - KWN1)
DVD/CD driver: samsung
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Old August 1, 2011, 10:45 PM
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good

well you can use the onboard video AND overclock, and also use the ssd caching feature,if youll use it.

looking good. except do look at z68. a little bit more expensive,but perhaps worth it if you want to run off the

onboard video. p=no onboard or you use your old pci-e card


edit : http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6868&vpn=GA-Z68P-DS3&manufacture=OTHERS


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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada



Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada

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