Mother board upgrade Opinions

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hoglan71

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Hey all after receiving outstanding advice from all of you with my video card question I've decided to upgrade my motherboard aswell. Being that I'm on a budget this is what I considering for my rig & I would appreciate all opinions regarding which CPU to go with this board.

Thanks.

Here is what I have now
Intel Pentium D 820
smithfield socket LGA 775
90nm Tenology
800 Mghz Front side bus
4 gigs ddr2 dual channel pc2 6400 ram
mmx,sse,123,emt64t technology
core speed 2793.0 Mghz x14 multiplier
PSU Corsair Gs-600
Evga Gtx275 Oc video card
Dell 1600x1200 LCD monitor


MSI Z68A-G45
(B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155),
Intel Z68 Express
DDR3 (O.C.),
SATA III (6.0Gb/s)
RAID 8-CH Audio
Gigabit LAN
USB 3.0,
SLI/CrossFire
 
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I see, but what do you plan on doing when you upgrade (gaming, everyday tasks, etc.)?

For everyday use and such:
A good H61/H67 MoBo (usually under $100) with an i3 2100.

For gaming (overclocking):
A good P67/Z68 MoBo with an i5 2500K (might be over your budget lightly).

For gaming (no overclocking):
A good H61/H67 MoBo with an i5 2500.

hoglan71

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Well the board is $120 bucks that about all I can spend on that. I'm completely undecided on what cpu package to go with this board I guess my cpu budget is $120 to $200 dollar range.
 

AbdullahG

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I see, but what do you plan on doing when you upgrade (gaming, everyday tasks, etc.)?

For everyday use and such:
A good H61/H67 MoBo (usually under $100) with an i3 2100.

For gaming (overclocking):
A good P67/Z68 MoBo with an i5 2500K (might be over your budget lightly).

For gaming (no overclocking):
A good H61/H67 MoBo with an i5 2500.
 
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hoglan71

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Well I have caught the pc gaming bug recently but actually I likemy setup to be multi functional for everyday gaming as well as everyday life. I'm glad you mentioned the i5 2500k I have read the specs on that cpu and like what I havfe read so far. Bu I have no experience in anything setups later than what I currently using. So all thought are greatly appreciated.
 

AbdullahG

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The i5 2500K is pretty multi-purpose. It works well in gaming, editing (though the i7 is recommended for this because of it's Hyper-Threading feature), everyday tasks, and much more. Since it is a K model, it has a much less limited multiplier, which allows for higher and easier overclocking (stock cooler should allow a good 4.0GHz; maybe more, but I wouldn't recommend that).

Do you happen to live nearby a Microcenter? They have significantly lower prices on their i5 2500Ks (but about $40 to $50), and a price cut if you buy a MoBo with it.
 
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