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Upgrading to Core i7-2600K (compatiblity?)

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November 2, 2011 10:11:35 PM

First time doing a major upgrade, preparing for a few games and would love to leave the duo line from Intel to a nice i7.

Here is what i have

Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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The 2 components i have listed here are the motherboard and the ram. Upgrading th CPU im going to upgrade them as well, which is why i am here for reassurance and help for while im still learning some things ( i know basics and some advanced, but would like opinions).

I am just asking is everything compatiblity here and will work fine, i made a little sheet in notepad if anyone like to take a look. It contains all the broad specs from what i believe, thanks.

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/////////Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)\\\\\\\\\\
*CPU Socket Type.........................LGA115
*Core....................................Sandy Bridge
*Multi-Core..............................Quad-Core
*64 bit Support..........................Yes
*Integrated Memory Controller Speed......Dual Channel DDR3-1066/1333
*Thermal Design Power....................95W
*2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Intel® Core™ processor
family P67 Chipset


/////////MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67\\\\\\\\\\
*CPU Socket Type.........................LGA 1155
*CPU Type................................Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
*Memory Standard.........................DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2133*(OC)
*Channel Supported.......................Dual Channel

/////////CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600\\\\\\\\\\
*Capacity................................8GB (2 x 4GB)
*Speed...................................DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
*Multi-channel Kit.......................Dual Channel Kit

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=====================COMPATIBLE?==============================================
=========================CPU/\ MotherBoard====================================

/////////Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)\\\\\\\\\\
/////////MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67\\\\\\\\\\
*CPU Socket Type.........................LGA115 +

CPU*Core.....................................Sandy Bridge\ +
MOBO*CPU Type.................Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)/

CPU*Integrated Memory Controller Speed.....(Dual Channel) (DDR3-1066/1333)\+
MOBO*Memory Standard................(DDR3 1066/1333)/1600*/1866*/2133*(OC)/
MOBO*Channel Supported.....................................(Dual Channel)/

*Chipset P67=Intel core (i7)/i5> +

=======================COMPATIBLE==============================================

==============================================================================
=====================COMPATIBLE?==============================================
=========================Ram/\ MotherBoard====================================


RAM*Speed...................................DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MOBO*Channel Supported.......................Dual Channel

CPU?*Integrated Memory Controller Speed......Dual Channel DDR3-1066/1333?

November 2, 2011 11:04:50 PM

This board is extremly pretty, looks and specs wise. Seeing that switching to an ivy architecture lets the PCI-e slots change over to 3.0 but useing a sandybridge leaves the slots at 2.0, thats very clever. By far this board seems to be in favor of Intel from what i can see..
Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology

just a few questions on this board here..

if a gpu that im useing is a 2.0 PCI-e and i do use the ivy bridge will this be a conflict knowing it will switch over to 3.0 even though my card is only 2.0?

and using the sata connectors from 3gbs; will it make any conflict switching it over to the 6gb?

Over all i like the board alot, cpu slot fits LGA1155, supports i7, dual channel for the ram (1600) supports the i7 dual channel for memory DDR3-(1066)/(1333 )

if anyone could answer the questions i have and tell me these work together thatll be that, unless another suggestion comes about.
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November 3, 2011 12:23:49 AM

3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0. Don't worry about 3GB/s vs 6GB/s as only high quality SSD's have reached that bandwidth and HDD won't come close. As that Asrock mobo is extremely high quality for a low price. nice find.
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November 3, 2011 12:30:12 AM

looking at your current config, if this is for gaming i would go to an i5 2500k and save a little more and get a 6950 and a cpu cooler. i7 is overkill for games.
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November 3, 2011 1:12:19 AM

atleast i know everything works together thanks guys/gals.
@cbrunnem, i planned on doing a little over kill for a future proof by 2/3 years on the cpu. my plan on buying..

2 gtx 560 ti's PNY Oc
i7 2600k
8 gigs of ram
that lovely board created by the gods (ASRock Z68)
250 gig HDD
Lg disk drive , nothing fancy for the last two
along with another 18In moniter
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November 3, 2011 1:17:39 AM

yeah, those asrock boards are good, look great, and the price is also great. Id suggest a hard drive upgrade, although maybe wait until prices come back down. And an 18" monitor? even a single gtx560 ti is overkil for thatl. I suggest you save some money by going with a single 560ti for now, getting the i5 2500k since it performs the same for gaming and get a better monitor and hard drive. And later add another 560ti.
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November 3, 2011 2:38:50 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
yeah, those asrock boards are good, look great, and the price is also great. Id suggest a hard drive upgrade, although maybe wait until prices come back down. And an 18" monitor? even a single gtx560 ti is overkil for thatl. I suggest you save some money by going with a single 560ti for now, getting the i5 2500k since it performs the same for gaming and get a better monitor and hard drive. And later add another 560ti.


an 18 inch monitor can be a 1080p monitor.

to the OP. if this is a 1080p monitor setup i would recommend a radeon 6950. they are better then the 560ti in almost every game and in some games its on par with the 570. they are a tad more but you want to future proof.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330
1gb
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/331?vs=330
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November 3, 2011 7:23:39 PM

Thank you all for the help.
il be sure to look into these things as of now, learned alittle thanks all again.
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November 3, 2011 9:36:09 PM

cbrunnem said:
an 18 inch monitor can be a 1080p monitor.

to the OP. if this is a 1080p monitor setup i would recommend a radeon 6950. they are better then the 560ti in almost every game and in some games its on par with the 570. they are a tad more but you want to future proof.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330
1gb
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/331?vs=330


GTX 560 Ti beats the 6950 in about half the games. (1GB version). 6970 = 570
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November 3, 2011 11:44:38 PM

Basically, they are the same.
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