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Is the Intel 2600K compatible with the ASUS Rampage 3 Black Edition

Hi, I got a 2600K a while back on an impulse from a friend without thoroughly checking if it is compatible with my ASUS Rampage 3 Black Edition. I've read some sources on Google, but I have not gotten a very clear answer. The CPU fits okay from what I can tell. But I wont turn it on until I get a straight answer. I did find someone who listed the 2600K in their build. But I am still worried. Thanks.
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    Nope. It's socket 1366. You need socket 1155.
  2. cutebeans said:
    Nope. It's socket 1366. You need socket 1155.

    Can you explain why I've seen it listed in a build when it wont work?
  3. It's simple.

    i7-2600k needs a socket 1155 board.
    Your motherboard is 1366. So it isn't compatible.

    This is it right?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131726&Tpk=asus%20rampage%203%20edition
  4. cutebeans said:
    It's simple.

    i7-2600k needs a socket 1155 board.
    Your motherboard is 1366. So it isn't compatible.

    This is it right?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131726&Tpk=asus%20rampage%203%20edition

    Yeah, that is it. This explains why the heatsink didn't fit. Well, I've learned something here today. Never trust your friends, even though they have a bachelors degree related to computers. Thanks a lot for your help.
  5. Best answer selected by dorey.
  6. ****, what's wrong with your friend selling you expensive non-fitting parts.
  7. dorey said:
    Hi, I got a 2600K a while back on an impulse from a friend...
    dorey said:
    ...they have a bachelors degree related to computers.
    LMFAO :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I guess that's why they're making everything in China these days. Maybe their degrees actually mean something?

    But more importantly, what are you doing with a 600 dollar board? :ouch: :ouch: :ouch:

    EDIT: On a serious note though, if you wanna upgrade, get a $100 Z68 board after selling off your old board+CPU and everything from your previous build should fall in place in 99% of the cases.

    Depending on what processor you're using, you can actually make some money from the upgrade :ouch:
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