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ASUS P8H67-M LE B3 with Antec Sonata II case?

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April 6, 2011 1:16:41 PM

Hi!

I already have a computer and plan on upgrading it. I have a Pentium 4 3.0ghz which is in an Antec Sonata II case which already had a power supply (I am pretty positive it is a SmartPower 2.0 450W ATX12V)

I already like the case and do not plan on changing it unless I have to.

Can I just throw the following in there:

-Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LE B3
-CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.10 GHz Dual Core Processor
-Memory: Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM

What do you think? By the way I don't do much on the computer (web surfing and playing my old NHL '09)

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April 7, 2011 9:00:22 PM

the case supports mATX MB's so you are ok there. the PSU probably isn't going to hold the core i3, though it may. you would need to research the PSU a little and see what the specs are. Personally I would just replace it with a ANTEC ECO 520W rather than risking frying your new parts.

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60

I also like the G.skill Ripjaw x series Memory to use with the p67 MB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

since you aren't going to get a "K" series CPU you could save some money and go with a H67 MB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hope this advice helps
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April 7, 2011 9:44:40 PM

Currently I am using almost that same case the Antec Sonata Pronto RT, I like its simple design and good space. As far as power goes take a look at this tool http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp. It will give you an idea on what you need for a power supply on a low end. I am using a 500 watt power supply with a Intel® Core™ I7 2600K (not overclocked at this time) and not having a problem with it.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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August 13, 2011 11:26:48 AM

does this asus p8h67-m le support turbo bost 2.0 and support xms 1600mhz ram
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August 13, 2011 1:28:59 PM

pell380 said:
does this asus p8h67-m le support turbo bost 2.0 and support xms 1600mhz ram


no on the xms 1600
all the 1155 chipsets should support the Turbo boost function of the CPU.
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