Newmu wrote:I'd pick the Radeon HD7850 over the Radeon HD6950 if the prices were equal but they're not. Radeon HD7850 is $240 while Radeon HD6950 is back down to $200:Radeon HD6950 2gb does seem to be a good deal at $250.
Newmu wrote:You want a motherboard with the Z77 chipset. Do you need any legacy PCI slots or are your add-in cards all modern PCIe cards? Micro-ATX may be large enough for most builds. I'm partial to Asus motherboards, but other brands are cheaper.I'd like mobo and good aftermarket cooler recommendations.
Newmu wrote:Wow man, thanks so much for the Microcenter information. They've got great deals and there's one about a 15 minute drive away. How's the ASRock Pete? What kind of OC did you get? I'm a little more hesitant to go with a smaller brand on mobo's but maybe that's just bias. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H is looking pretty good at $115 with the i5-3750k and the 3750k is $50 cheaper than Newegg anyways. With the money this is saving, I can try to squeeze in a 7850 maybe...