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Help on choosing i5 supported motherboard

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Last response: in Motherboards
January 12, 2011 5:25:46 PM


i'm building my first computer, but need some advice.

I decided to go with the i5-760 cpu, but just recently saw that the motherboard i wanted was not supporting it :fou: 

i wanted a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R, or a ASUS P6X58D, but both don't support i5 (as i saw on the manufacturers site)

Some help on finding a new MoBo, plz!Or should i go for one of the MoBo above, and buy an i7 anyway?

Again, i'm a newbie...

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a c 436 V Motherboard
January 12, 2011 5:47:19 PM

Get Sandy bridge, either the 2400s ($149.99 at frys in stores today's ad) or the t2500 with the unlocked multiplier. The board chipset is either the h67 (onboard video support) or p67 (no onboard video).
January 12, 2011 7:20:00 PM

wouldn't it be better to get the 2400, since it has higher frequencies ( 3,1ghz) , or 2500's (3,3 ghz)

Btw: i'm looking for a gaming pc :D 

And is there a motherboard you can recommend?
a c 436 V Motherboard
January 12, 2011 8:08:36 PM

Not many reviews on the socket 1155 boards yet. Can't help you there.