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Will an Intel BX80623I72600K Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4 GHz Socket 1155 95W Quad-core fit on a micro ATX mobo?
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  1. Depends on your motherboard. Is it a socket LGA 1155 motherboard? If yes, then it will.
  2. It doesn't seem as though there are many mobo's to choose from. When selecting the mobo do I need to just specify the LGA 1155 or do I need to select the P67 chip-set, etc?

    I need the mATX to go into a SilverStone SUGO4
  3. rg01 said:
    It doesn't seem as though there are many mobo's to choose from. When selecting the mobo do I need to just specify the LGA 1155 or do I need to select the P67 chip-set, etc?

    I need the mATX to go into a SilverStone SUGO4

    All you really need to look for is that the board uses a LGA 1155 socket. The chipsets are there for certain reasons:

    H61/H67: For home use; allows you to use Intel HD Graphics, but no overclocking; tend to have few features

    P67: For gamer use; allows for overclocking, but not HD graphics; tends to have a nice amount of features

    Z68: for enthusiast; allows for overclocking and HD graphics use; tends to have many features

    In a microATX, it will fit IF it is an LGA 1155 socket motherboard.
  4. The configuration I will have is the

    SilverStone SG04 case

    8 GB mem

    CPU I7 Sandy Bridge 2600K

    GTX 580 GPU

    and a mobo. From your help above looks as though I should stay with the P67 or Z68?

    Thanks.
  5. Best answer
    I recommend the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 motherboard. Much cheaper than most P67 MoBos (and it's Z68). Great build quality and performance. It's close to $130.
  6. Best answer selected by rg01.
  7. Where did you buy this mobo?
  8. rg01 said:
    Where did you buy this mobo?

    Depends where you live. If you live in the US, Newegg.com is a great place.
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