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Looking for any help with my i5 2500k build.

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March 12, 2011 3:00:22 AM

You all have talked me into building my own. This is what I have got so far. I would like to stay somewhere around $850. I have room to give and take $20 hear and there. I have never bult my own before so I expect I have made some mistakes.

Budget Range: $800- 850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school

Parts Not Required: All required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: might in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


CPU-Intel Core i5-2500K [...] 6819115072
Approximate Purchase Date: ~April

MOBO-ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Memory- CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 [...] 6820145260

Video-HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity [...] 6814161348

HDD-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb [...] 6822152185

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner [...] 6827106289

Case- Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower [...] 6811129073

sound- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI

Windows 7 w/student discount ($65)

This puts me around $850

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March 12, 2011 4:31:10 AM

Im not so good at this too since am just buliding my own pc with the help of this forum, but from what i know, you chose the wrong mobo for your cpu, or vice-versa.

If you want a 2nd Gen Core i5 2500K CPU (Called Sandy Bridge), You need a brand new mobo, built and based on the new P67/H67 chipset.

If you want your ASUS P7P55D mobo (built and based on P55 Express Chipset), you need a 1st Gen Core i3/5/7 CPU (Called Lynnfield.)

To summarise, its either ASUS P7P55D (Or any P55 based/built) mobo with Core i3/5/7-xxx Lynnfield CPU, then there's Core i3/5/7-2x00/K Sandy Bridge CPU with one of those mobos or any of H67 ones.
March 12, 2011 4:31:50 PM

^ Is correct.

You want a P67 chipset board. NOT a P55. 2500K so far works with P67 ( overclocking ) and H67 ( onboard graphics). Since you have a 2500K and not a 2500 you want a P67 for overclocking, the K models being unlocked.

So substitute that P7 P55 for a P8 P67 ( make sure it's a B3) and keep everything else. Nice build other than the MB mistake. You need a power supply?
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February 23, 2012 8:52:05 PM

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