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Old 07-02-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Im looking at getting myself a new system and am looking at the i7 2500k however I think this may be much more than I need for what I do.

What would you recommend is the best processor for mid range and the best motherboard to go with it ?

Whats the best chipset to get ?
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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There isn't an i7-2500k; do you mean an i5-2500k or an i7-2600k. Out of those two the 2500k is a good processor for a mid range build. However there is also the newer i5-3570k which may be even better for your needs.
Either way it sounds like you're going to be overclocking, so what aftermarket cooler are you getting?
As for the motherboard, how much are you willing to spend and which processor are you getting?
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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I would love the i7 2600k however its a little too much than i want to spend. I dont really game but want to be able to if i later on decide to. And im not looking to overclock however again i wish to be able to future proof myself incase i wish to in the future.

I was looking at this mobo Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com

Whats your thoughts on it ?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #4
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I just completed a build using the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H mobo and the i5-3570k processor. Very happy with the combination.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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That gigabyte motherboard will do fine, just be careful if you get the 3570k processor, as it can get quite hot. Don't worry though, it'll be fine until you overcklock it, in which case you'll just need to get a better CPU cooler

Edit - I recently went for a 3570k with an Asus P8Z77-v pro motherboard. Works exceptionally well but was a bit pricy.
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