I'm thinking of building my first system after a rediculously bad experience with Alienware.
After reading TH reviews for days I think I'd like to build an i7-2600k based system but I'm a bit confused by the recent problems associated with his CPU.
I see reviews of various motherboards (ASUS P7P55D, EVGA Classified 200, etc.) but other articles talk about the P67/H67 boards. Are these boards available yet or are they associated with the CPU problem?
Further on that note, do I need to do anything special to deal with the CPU problem?
Thanks for all your help. Sorry for such basic questions!
The P55 chipset is socket 1156, so it will not work with the i7-2600K. The P67 chipset is for the i7-2600K. However, with the SATA issue on the P67 being fixed by Intel right now, you can't find a motherboard for the 2600K right now. I just checked, and Newegg isn't even listing them as of right now.
The chips are back out on the racks. Seen them today, and seen a few retailers selling p67/h67 boards. Though it doesnt state if they are new versions or the same old versions .... itd suck to buy one and just get the old version with the problems and just have to send it back because the retailer was just pushing sales....
I heard somewhere they are going to come out with upgrade equipment for the p55's so they are not obsolete.... but dont quote me on that, cuz the article didnt say much about it.. Maybe just hearsay..
So ya sandy-bridge all the way! an i5-2500k(stock-clock speeds) runs equal to i7-960's and faster than AMD 980 extremes... Never go AMD unless you r penny pinching. Plus the second gen are good for editing software and multitasking.