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Which motherboard is better for gaming?

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  1. They're different sockets and the socket 1155 cpus are better for gaming right now.
  2. So you would get the gigabyte then right? sweet thanks..
  3. Yes. I would also suggest you make a new build post to help you pick parts.
  4. I'm getting a

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073161&sku=I69-2500K

    with

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4307845&sku=C13-2044

    Bringing my psu from my other rig its a corsair 650 watt

    and my gpu EVGA GTX 460

    with this computer case

    http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-fatal1ty-fc-ze1.html

    Is the Processor and Ram good enough?? And is my Psu well enough to run all this?
  5. You sir. Need more help than you might think you do.

    That RAM is triple channel. That's not compatible with the i5-2500k. It runs RAM @ dual channel.

    PSU Corsair = Thumbs up.
    2500k = Yes, without after-market HSF you're shooting your OC ability in the foot. In which case why buy 2500k?
    RAM = Pick some cheap ddr3 that's 1600 rated. preferably not 1.65v.
    GPU = you can do much better than a gtx 460. there's a 5850 for sale on frontpage of slickdeals @ $140, cheaper than most gtx 460's and it'll beat it in any benchmark pretty much.
  6. flashfir said:
    You sir. Need more help than you might think you do.

    That RAM is triple channel. That's not compatible with the i5-2500k. It runs RAM @ dual channel.

    PSU Corsair = Thumbs up.
    2500k = Yes, without after-market HSF you're shooting your OC ability in the foot. In which case why buy 2500k?
    RAM = Pick some cheap ddr3 that's 1600 rated. preferably not 1.65v.
    GPU = you can do much better than a gtx 460. there's a 5850 for sale on frontpage of slickdeals @ $140, cheaper than most gtx 460's and it'll beat it in any benchmark pretty much.



    what If I get this HSF to go with that 2500k??

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5267687&CatId=6994

    Any suggestions on what kinda HSF I should get? nothing over $60.

    as for the ram, would this be ok to get?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=4534

    I know ima nub, thanks for reminding me

    as for the GPU, gotta keep it. ill upgrade that later on when I get more money..

    Thanks for all you're help Mr.

    Message edited by Mbernardo on 05-03-2011 at 05:46:19 AM
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    H50 is not recommended. Look up reviews. The H60, H70 are not better than similarly priced air cooling. Plus Suggest hyper 212+ is easiest to recommend. Cheap, does the job.

    Your link for your RAM isn't working. Anything that is 1333 I guess, 1600 for slight overclocking. Specs are voltage and frequency and timings. Ex: 1.5v, DDR3 1600, @CL 9 (which looks like 9-9-9-24)

    Looks like you're on your way.
    Didn't catch that you're using a gtx 460 rather than you're buying one. Sounds good! Maybe pull them in SLI a year later or so, bet you can find one for about $100-$130 in a year. Probably even lower.
  8. flashfir said:
    H50 is not recommended. Look up reviews. The H60, H70 are not better than similarly priced air cooling. Plus Suggest hyper 212+ is easiest to recommend. Cheap, does the job.

    Your link for your RAM isn't working. Anything that is 1333 I guess, 1600 for slight overclocking. Specs are voltage and frequency and timings. Ex: 1.5v, DDR3 1600, @CL 9 (which looks like 9-9-9-24)

    Looks like you're on your way.
    Didn't catch that you're using a gtx 460 rather than you're buying one. Sounds good! Maybe pull them in SLI a year later or so, bet you can find one for about $100-$130 in a year. Probably even lower.



    sorry about the dead link, but here it is. its a 1.5 voltage

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7287861&sku=C13-5711

    for the HSF, thats good enough for the i5 2500k?

    and is the gigabyte a good enough mobo as well?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=154302&CatId=6978&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=je6NUbpObpQ-O4HuPodiwXtGNFYpKyAUKA
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