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Old 11-23-11, 10:39 AM   #10
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Default Re: New PC, looking for a direction!

Originally Posted by ninelven View Post
Intel i5 2500k, has an unlocked multiplier so you don't need to worry about ram for your OC. If you want to spend a little more i7 2600k. Link

ThermalRight Archon is probably the best air cooler available now (if it fits).

Of course if you are willing to wait a few months you can get an Ivy Bridge CPU and the next gen ATI or NV GPU of your choice.
I just recently purchased a i5 2500k and the motherboard & RAM found in my sig. I couldn't be happier! I upgraded from a Q6600@3.4 GHZ.. the difference is amazing

BF3 is so smooth

This guy is right!!
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