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So instead of going for my usual "upgrade a few basic things" this year, I've decided that I'm going to do a total system overhaul since I should be getting a job within the next month.
Here's a list of everything I'm looking to buy by the end of the year:
Mobo: ASUS M5A99X EVO
CPU: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
Total Cost: ~$622 before shipping
I try to keep up with benchmarks and reviews, but I figured it would be a good idea to gather suggestions/input since some people here, *cough* huy *cough*, are more up-to-date with what's good on the market.
So, post your suggestions if you have any. I'd prefer to stay around the original cost though.
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So now I'm in need of some decision-making assistance.
I got an email from NewEgg notifying me that I can get this motherboard for a mere $85 from 9am PT to 3pm PT. The only con I can see is the fact that it's a Z68 (and not a Z77,) and it has PCI-E 2.0.
I think that it's a great deal (almost $200 off,) but I'm trying to make sure the board will be as good or better than the ASUS I was going to buy before.
Nevermind, the board isn't compatible with an Ivy Bridge CPU.