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)
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)
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
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