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Mobo for a 2500k?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Zaspera, Jun 19, 2012.

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    I'm grabbing a 2500k for a new build and since I'm not really an Intel guy, I'm not sure which motherboard to grab. I'm hoping to spend less than $100 on it. any suggestions?
     
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    Regarding that open box ASrock: "Newegg will NOT send you any missing accessories, even if it is required to use all of the item's functions." Do the open box motherboards come with drivers? I've never ordered an open box item from newegg before and it scares me a bit.
     
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    You can download the drivers from ASRock. But a boxed new extreme 3 is 120 and a good mobo.
     
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    Right now, I'm leaning on the open boxed just due to the pricing difference. I'm still working out the kinks of the build. So far, I have a 2500k and the ASRock Extreme 3 picked out.
     
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    The other option for the mobo, although at a higher price could be the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

    Does the same job as the AsRock, just with more bells and whistles.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that board. It really depends on how the rest of my build goes and then I'll see how much is left in the build budget.
     
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    The only thing I've ha to deal with on open box was a missing manual one time out of the 4 open box boards ive ordered. If you need a drivers disc just send me a pm, I'll make you one no questions asked.

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    Also something to look into; See if someone close to a microcenter will make a run for you.
     
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    Now that I've picked out my board, I'm looking at RAM. Out of the 3 I'm looking at, I'm not sure which one is best. They are:

    1) 8GB 1600 9 latency 9-9-9-24
    2) 8GB 1600 8 latency 8-8-8-24
    3) 8GB 1866 9 latency 9-10-9-27

    *All 3 are Corsair Vengeance (Black)
     
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    What's the price premium on these?
     
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    1) $55
    2) $65
    3) $58
     
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    My old build had G.Skill. I loved them, but my problem is I have to make my case color-coordinated and I'm not sure which direction I'm taking in terms of color. That's why I picked Vengeance Black for now.
     
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    Hey a tenner is worth it could get you to stretch that budget to where wont have order open box ;) Get a case without a window and make the inside look like fruity pebbles. :p
     
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    Haha. I have to have the side window. I loved my HAF X. It's not about how it looks for everyone else. Even without the side window, I'd still need it to be color coordinated to a point. I think I'm leaning towards the NZXT Phantom so maybe I can make it look like half a bowl of fruity pebbles.
     
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    LMAO ....
    That's when you order the full black Phantom Mid, anything inside would still look good.
     
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    After having the HAF X, I'll never go back to mid.
     
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    Case is more of a personal tastes choice so I completely understand.
     
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    My last build had a Corsair 750hx, but I'm looking to get a full modular PSU. Any suggestions on PSU? I just need it to be 700+.
     
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    I also just noticed I have a MicroCenter like 20 miles from the house. The 2500k is only $170 there and it's $219 at Newegg. Score!

    I'm looking at that PSU now.
     
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    Where do you see that it's $89 with the purchase of a 2500k?
     
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    Well that just freed up a bit of budget money. Thank you.
     

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