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February 29, 2012 11:10:49 AM

This is the setup a guy gave me, and i was wondering if i could swap out the core i3 with a core i5, the $190 one on newegg.
Here it is:
Case: Anatec 300 - $65
Power Supply - Corsair GS 600 - ($70 got a sale at Best Buy) $90 on newegg
Motherboard - Asus P8Z68- LE - $130
CPU - i3 2120 - $130
Video card - Radeon 6870-$160 (used from Ebay)
Ram - G Skill 8GB DDR3- $37
windows 7 64 bit - ($10 off code on newegg) $100


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February 29, 2012 11:18:56 AM

i5's are compatible with P8Z68.

So, yes, you can substitute if you wish to do so.
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February 29, 2012 4:46:33 PM

All LGA 1155 CPUs (Sandy Bridge) should be compatible with all LGA 1155 motherboards.
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February 29, 2012 5:36:59 PM

+1^

The 6870 costs $160 new, so why buy it used at the same price?

You can get windows 7 for $65 if you know someone who is a student with the student discount through microsoft.

The antec 302 is the newer version of the 300 and has usb 3.0 ports on the front among other improvements but is $70. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 29, 2012 5:41:48 PM

k1114 said:
+1^

The 6870 costs $160 new, so why buy it used at the same price?

You can get windows 7 for $65 if you know someone who is a student with the student discount through microsoft.

The antec 302 is the newer version of the 300 and has usb 3.0 ports on the front among other improvements but is $70. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Even better, I got windows 7 Professional for free from my college via the MSDN Academic Alliance through my school, and its just a piddly community college, so chances are if you're a student, or know someone who is, its available to you.
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February 29, 2012 5:47:50 PM

Ya I got the same deal, for free from my bros college. It is actually the same download link as off the microsoft site.
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February 29, 2012 6:24:30 PM

k1114 said:
+1^

The 6870 costs $160 new, so why buy it used at the same price?

You can get windows 7 for $65 if you know someone who is a student with the student discount through microsoft.

The antec 302 is the newer version of the 300 and has usb 3.0 ports on the front among other improvements but is $70. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I said someone gave me their setup, i just copy/pasted it. I know :) 

Thanks though !
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February 29, 2012 6:24:42 PM

thanks everybody, just making sure!
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