Successor to my "Holiday Build"

Well Remember the holiday rig thread I did back in December 09. I'm at it again. Thanks to finding out that the new mobo can be upgraded to Ivy Bridge, and my brothers for giving me unexpectedly right birthday gifts. (SSD and $50 Best Buy Gift Card respectively)

New stuff

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Processor 2.8 GHz
Mobo: ASUS P8H67-V
Memory: To be bought at Best Buy with my $50 gift card
PSU: Rocketfish 900 watt (Huntkey)

Everything else will be the exact same as what I have right now, but this should take me much longer to change mobo this time compared to 27+ months as the mobo i chose can be upgraded to Ivy Bridge and it's IDE (My primary files drive)
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  1. Or you could buy a SATA to IDE Adapter. :)
  2. azeem40 said:
    Or you could buy a SATA to IDE Adapter. :)

    P8H67-V REV 3.0 - New H67 B3 Revision
    VIA VT6415 controller :
    1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices , navy blue

    i still wanna find a reason to plug in sometyhing on mine . .for nostalgia :lol:
  3. NVM for now. I reconsidered for the time being. But I will still have a new sig rig this year, just not right now. I cancelled my orders in time though.
  4. So since the last update, the Rocketfish 900 PSU came, my new video card is the Twin Froz II GTX 560 TI to replace the GTX 285

    Today I ordered 4 GB PNY Optima DDR 3 memory using the Best Buy gift card I got for my birthday. The new rig build is still on. A CPU and mobo is all I need to buy.

    Mobo: ASUS P8H67-V (still the favorite due to price, IDE and Ivy Bridge upgradeability
    CPU: Still an I5 Sandy Bridge
  5. I ordered my mobo tofay. It is the P8H67 EVO

    Just one more piece then I can put it all together this week to complete my new sig rig.

    A Core I5 Sandy Bridge processor. I'm not going for an I7 because I don't need it now and by the time I do I can upgrade to the Ivy Bridge version of the 2600 without a new mobo.

    I am leaning towards the 2310 because of the Amazon Prime price, but also since the mobo is a H67 there is no point in getting the K chips
  6. bump

    The I5 2310 is coming tommorow via delivery.

    The 4 GB PNY DDR3 stick i'm picking up from Best But tommorow also
  7. Why Rocketfish.. :( And you're getting a single mem stick. what..?
  8. gary1 said:
    Why Rocketfish.. :( And you're getting a single mem stick. what..?

    Because of Best Buy. The $50 gift card was how I got started with the "holiday build" in 2009. A basically free motherboard. This time, the $50 was used for a basically free 4GB DDR3 stick while it was on sale. I will pair it with another one soon, but not immediately.

    The power supply was the most powerful one the store ever had, and I got it from ebay new open box for $60. A Huntkey brand PSU, the 900 watt model is underrated
  9. "bump"

    Today's pickups side by side

    Question is if the processor will support the mobo out of the box, at least enough to boot up, install windows and download a bios update
  10. it will be supported. no reason to update the bios.
  11. Anonymous said:
    it will be supported. no reason to update the bios.

    hmm okay. my current mobo did boot up with a late 775 processor without a bios update necessary. It was the first bios level of the g31tm-p21 when i did my build 27 months ago and updated ,my bios to the latest one afterwards.

    What sandybridge processor did you first put in your motherboard
  12. the i3-2120 in my sig.
    the only reason to update the bios for that board is if you get an ivy bridge processor.
    or if you have a problem like listed on the download site:
    P8Z68-V-GEN3 BIOS 3201
    1.Improve system stability.
    2.Improve memory compatibility.
    3.Support new CPUs.
    * Enable support for Intel Next Gen 22nm Processor E1 stepping MP version CPU
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