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Incorrect info so need help on CPU or Motherboard

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January 31, 2012 4:19:21 AM

So I've been building PCs for years now, but went out on a limb and got some info from the forums here without doing a thorough background check(my own mistake), And i purchased what someone suggested here in a previous thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333913-31-2000-2400-t...

So what I am having compatibility issues with is these two items...

i5 2500k- http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX 221$

and

Asrock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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?
January 31, 2012 4:22:14 AM

nevermind, figured out, didnt realize the cpu for the board is almost a grand...
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January 31, 2012 4:35:03 AM

wrong link for the name of the mb

a 2500k would fit perfectly in a mb with a Z68 chipset
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January 31, 2012 5:20:39 AM

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 >_<
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January 31, 2012 1:42:22 PM

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.
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