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$500-$600 budget upgrade

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    My current specs on in my system specs, tax return is decent this year and im thinking of upgrading. I dont know how the market has been, havent touched anything in a while. What would be a good build, i mainly am looking of upgrading processor, mobo, memory and going back to air cooling, and if i could afford the graphics then fine. I currently play a lot of Aion and not much else. So i dont know if i should just save my money or what lol. Im an Intel/ATI fan. Please dont start a flame war over graphics, i wont do amd cpu/nvidia graphics. Give me some ideas. :toast:
     
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    I am not too familiar with Biostar. What do you think of Bundle and 6870 i know its like 50 over my own budget, and i could raid the TB with my other drive
     
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    very true same could be said for the build i made. i would buy biostar before i got another MSI or asrock they are very good cheap boards. i have had a soft spot for them since my 780G board a while ago. currently i run a 785g and 760G in family members pc's good bang for the buck good overclockers and cheap as dirt
     
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    Has Asrock gotten any better over the years? Ive had issues with them in the past. And any build i think ill go with the Sapphire 6870 for the $200, i may have up to $700 for the budget but it depends on how i feel lol
    What do you think about, im not worried about OC'ing at all

    Combo
    Memory x2
    Sapphire 6870
    Mobo
     
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    This is my second ASRock board, haven't had a problem /w either. They make more than basic budget and niche boards now.

    If you get that Intel board with the H67 chipset you won't be able to overclock at all (need P67 chipset). The features of the Pro3 are way better than any 1155 under $150. EFI out of the box, heatsinks on both mosfet banks, 8+2 phase, automatic fan control that actually works.
     
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    I've got an Asrock 4coredual-vsta and its still working great. my only complaint is that disabling intel speed step in bios doesn't disable intel speed step, but no biggie since that wouldn't have fixed my problem (i later found out)

    As for their newer stuff... i've read good reviews
     
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    Those are pretty good choices
     
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    I think the 212 is a little better than the 560 out of the box and has more fan upgrade options being 120mm. Also, why 3x memory sticks with dual channel?
     
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    wow i didn't notice that... yea you might want to get a 2x2gb kit or 4x2gb kit for dual channel, unless you got an extra stick laying around or want to have an extra (use 2 leave 1) incase one dies
     
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    Ill just get 1 more stick of the memory of 2gb, didnt even think about it lol
     

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