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February 3, 2011 4:20:55 PM

Hi there!
I decided to build a new gaming computer, although I never have.. I've been doing a lot of readings and researches about the ways of building a computer, but i just can't be too sure if it will be a working computer or not.
Would be great if you can tell me if it'll work, and any feedbacks/comments would help :p  Im especially worried if the motherboard will be compatible with the processor. Thanks :) 

Processor: Intel i5-2500k 3.3GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s
Memory: 8GB DDDR3
HDD: WesternDigital CaviaBlack 7200rpm 1TB 64MB
GPU: ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX 460
Case: Nine Hundred Two

the i5-2500k is fairly new, and has LGA 1155 while the motherboard has 1156,
so im unsure if this would work :/ 

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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:23:39 PM

LGA1155 CPU in a LGA1156 motheboard will not work. Also, before buying Sandy Bridge (LGA1155) be sure to understand and accept the risk of the chipset failure that has recently been in the news. It is best to stay away until the new chipset ships with new motherboards in March / April.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...
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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:26:11 PM

Hello sanukinotanuki;

Your CPU (socket 1155) and MB (socket 1156) choices are not compatible.

Due to the problem with socket 1155 motherboard chipsets they're being withdrawn from sale for about the next two months.

How soon do you need a new computer?

Bug in 6-Series Chipset: Analysis The 6x series boards are the ones you want for Sandy Bridge CPUs.

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February 3, 2011 4:30:07 PM

Hmm, i see.
I was at first putting i5-760 and i5-2500k on a scale and read that the 2500k would perform better, so i half-blindly chose the 2500k. Didn't know that it had chipset failure issues as well :/ 
I'm thinking to finish building one by february
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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:32:17 PM

If you CAN wait a bit longer, the 2500k is really worth it, IMO.
Let me find you some benchmarks.
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February 3, 2011 4:34:31 PM

WR2 said:
If you CAN wait a bit longer, the 2500k is really worth it, IMO.
Let me find you some benchmarks.


Thanks :p  i appreciate it!
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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 4:35:32 PM

Core i5 760 - 2.80GHz vs Core i5 2500K - 3.3GHz

The charts might mislead you into thinking the Core i5 760 is not a good choice when it really is very good.
You can choose some of the other CPUs and see how they stack up as well.
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February 3, 2011 4:48:54 PM

hmmm, it does look like it's definitely worth a wait of couple of months.
tough choice because looks like the motherboards are going to be somewhat more expensive at the same time... i have to concider it
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February 12, 2011 11:28:26 PM

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