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July 8, 2012 12:25:02 AM

I'm having some trouble shopping for a hardware upgrade while trying to stay within budget.

According to the specifications on their web page, the P8Z68-V LX provides the following CPU supoprt:

Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors

Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2

However according to the product CPU Support List, the Core i5-3570K and other 3rd generation Intel Core processors are listed (note that the 3570K is 22nm).

Does this mean the board will support these processors? Full support or will there be a performance cap? Is a BIOS upgrade required?

I'd like to get the P8Z68-V LX along with a Core i5-3570K and some 1600 MHz DDR3s. The motherboard is a good deal for what I'm looking for, as long as it can support this CPU.


MB Link:
http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68...
CPU link
http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-core-i5-3570k-3-4ghz...

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July 8, 2012 12:59:34 AM

generally speaking all 60 Series mother boards support sandy bridge (2nd gen) natively. for ivy bridge (3rd gen aka 3570) first need to update the bios to garantee support for ivy bridge as it may not support it at all out of the box without a bios upgrade. you would want a 70 series mother board for native support of ivy bridge.

what is your budget and what are you going to be doing with the computer and we can try to build you a system.
July 8, 2012 1:08:40 PM

I recently went through this same ordeal; I wanted a high end z68, they're CHEAP and good boards.

Though, I'm coming from AMD, and didn't want to take a gamble that the bios would be the newest version. If it wasn't, then it required you put in a sandybridge and update it, OR you can call the OEM and they can send out a bios revision chip.

I opted to go z77 and will happy not taking the gamble, native USB 3.0 support, true pic-e 3.0 also, even though it isn't worth much yet!
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July 8, 2012 2:50:21 PM

rinval said:
generally speaking all 60 Series mother boards support sandy bridge (2nd gen) natively. for ivy bridge (3rd gen aka 3570) first need to update the bios to garantee support for ivy bridge as it may not support it at all out of the box without a bios upgrade. you would want a 70 series mother board for native support of ivy bridge.

what is your budget and what are you going to be doing with the computer and we can try to build you a system.


My budget is around £400-£500 pound and the pc will be used for gaming already got most of the hardware sorted out just need a definite on the MB and CPU, dont need a hard drive because i will using the one from my current pc, and same monitor, keyboard, mouse etc..

I have another choice of MB and CPU that is amd based and i know they will natively work together, its just i want intel because i know they are better, downside they are more expensive.

Here is my build.

MB:
http://www.ebuyer.com/270698-asus-m5a99x-evo-990x-socke...

CPU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/186428-amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black...

GPU:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11179-09-20G-6870-GDDR...

RAM:
http://www.ebuyer.com/262585-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1866mhz-v...

PSU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

Case:
http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all...

Im not really bothered about using Intel or Amd CPU's, i know amd are cheaper and intel are more powerful. but if you could recommend a good intel and MB to use ill be more than happy to check it out. TY

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July 8, 2012 10:16:35 PM

your amd selections look good and you even picked out a good PSU.

are your wanting to overclock?
July 9, 2012 2:15:29 PM

no im not looking to OC
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July 11, 2012 6:31:59 PM

Keeping your PSU case and GPU

i would go for a I5 3570 for 164 (locked multiplier)
http://www.ebuyer.com/387254-intel-core-i5-3570-3-40ghz...

throw in a ok Asus Z77 board for 86
(No OC so cheaper is ok but i like and support asus.)
http://www.ebuyer.com/363737-asus-p8z77-m-z77-socket-11...

you can save a little by throwing in 1600mhz ram
http://www.ebuyer.com/248846-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v...

that should put you just shy of 500ish

this setup should be able to play most games on ultra settings.
July 11, 2012 10:01:18 PM

rinval said:
Keeping your PSU case and GPU

i would go for a I5 3570 for 164 (locked multiplier)
http://www.ebuyer.com/387254-intel-core-i5-3570-3-40ghz...

throw in a ok Asus Z77 board for 86
(No OC so cheaper is ok but i like and support asus.)
http://www.ebuyer.com/363737-asus-p8z77-m-z77-socket-11...

you can save a little by throwing in 1600mhz ram
http://www.ebuyer.com/248846-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v...

that should put you just shy of 500ish

this setup should be able to play most games on ultra settings.


Thanks but are mATX boards good for gaming? what is the difference between them and an ATX board other than the size.
July 12, 2012 2:59:10 AM

They won't matter with the CPU that's chosen above, if you're a hardcore gamer, then the unlocked 3570 and unload motherboard to support it would be the best bet.
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July 12, 2012 8:53:04 PM

carbonated92 said:
Thanks but are mATX boards good for gaming? what is the difference between them and an ATX board other than the size.


with a locked CPU mATX is not going to matter as you are very limited in overclocking anyway. the only downfall to mATX is no crossfire/SLI support on most of them.

Edit= with you running a 6870 GPU you should be good for a while single card.
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