both were fine since i assumed others did the research ( my own fault for assuming)
anyways, they dont fit, the board is an i7 board only for socket 2011 and the i5 2500k doesnt fit, so question is, should i replace the board or the processor? and how good is newegg on returns/exchanges?
They told you a 2011 board and a 1155 cpu (are they even interchangable?) So you tried to put the the processor in and it did not fit? I'm unsure why some one would suggest a cpu that does not fit the motherboard and vice versa >_<
Someone recommended the Asrock Exteme 3 Gen 3. Then another guy did too, but he put in a link to a X79 motherboard by accident. He meant to put in the Z68 link.
You should just go with this board, it's $100 cheaper too. Unless the other one has some other feature you needed that this one doesn't. I didn't read through the entire other post but this one has 8x/8x xfire/sli, Japanese gold caps, 8+4vrm, 8ch autio and pci-e 3.0 ready. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Everyone makes mistakes I guess. Still you have to put some of the blame on yourself for not paying attention.
Anyone knows a s1155 cpu needs a s1155 motherboard. It's not rocket science. You got 30 days to return it to Newegg for refund.