Thanks for taking the time to take a look at the setup i have put together. The reasoning behind me coming here and posting my build is to get some advice on my setup and if anything isnt compatable with the other. Well, here it goes: (I hope its organized enough :])
wow, thank you guys so much, im actually going to return the 1000 watt once it gets to my house and get my money back and get that xfx power supply. its a great plus from the 1k watt because it is completely modular and it also is silver vs the gold. the reason i got the rosewill honestly is because it was on sale for 114. do you think that its too big of a deal to return it to newegg to get the xfx power supply or should i just keep the rosewill?
this is my first build btw, so im still learning. and i got the 1k watt not only cause it was on sale but because i would never have to worry about upgrading the power supply in the future
Wow, i must say, after seeing those benchmark results, im ditching AMD and going with Intel. I was originally going to go with AMD because of the price compared to some of the Intel CPU's out there, but since they are both about the same price, im going to try to return the motherboard i ordered early (it goes out of stock very easily) and either swap it out for an intel mobo or get my money back..
im so stupid for not looking up benchmarks beforehand and actually looking really far into my investment
found a motherboard that is exactly the same price as my other one so i may be able to just get them to swap them out. but first i need to know if it is in fact a good motherboard. from now on i am coming here instead of going to my byass friends for advise. i hope your still online sir.
P6X58D-E 1366 X58 motherboard is not a match for the 1155 i7 2600K CPU.
You'll want a socket 1155 P67 motherboard. That socket number is the number of pins in the CPU socket.
All the P67 boards you want should be version B3 or maybe listed as V3.
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 / Asus P8P67-Pro / Asrock P67 Extreme4 / MSI P67A GD65
Bring your friend here with you. Sounds like he could learn a few new tricks as well.