If the model number starts with a 2 (i3-2100, i5-2500k) it's a Sandy Bridge (2nd Generation). If the model number starts with a 3 (i5-3570k, i7-3770k) it's an Ivy Bridge (3rd Generation) except for the i7-39xx which are "Extreme" Models and are SB.
The Z68 chipset supports Sandy Bridge CPU's right out of he box but needs a BIOS update to support Ivy Bridge.
k sweet, one less thing for the noob to worry about lol
Imalso looking around at RAM right now and if you guys wouldnt mind offeringyour opinion on it...
Im trying to decide between G.Skill or Corsair,probably 8gigs of DDR3. Any specific ones you could reccomend especially consdering my choices in CPU and mobo? Ive heard something like anything higher than 1.5v RAM (what ever that means) could wreck my CPU.
heh, xactly what im using right now lol. Im not going to lie...I love this thing, it akes it so much easier, telling me what the approx wttage will be so i can pick thright size power suppy (ok im not gonna lie, i was probably gonna do 650+ anyways.) Along with the compatability filter. now i dont nee to worry about buying parts that wont work with each other!
Im not sue if im gonna invlude things like the monitor, keyboard etc in this atm.
Ok so heres the part list for now. what are your thoughts? (themonitor is only in there for pricing, cause thats about what im looking to spend on one, and rigt now i already have a workable mouse and keyoard that i can replace later.