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March 31, 2012 9:15:19 PM
a c 82 B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2012 10:10:41 PM

You missed with a few things.

The motherboard is an LGA 1366 and the CPU is LGA 1155. You will need a P67 or Z68 chipset motherboard. Also if you plan on just using that as a gaming rig the i5 2500K is a much better/$100 cheaper choice. The 2600 has Hyperthreading for use in multithreaded apps like video encoding/rendering. For gaming the 2500 is best because no games can use Hyperthreading.

You will need a K model processor to overclock. So for gaming the best processor is the i5 2500K.
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2012 11:07:39 PM

What anort3 said about the motherboard. Asus Sabertooth is a very nice board, as far as I can see however Newegg doesnt seem to have one in LGA 1155. Looks like it was discontinued http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I did manage to find it on tigerdirect for you:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Also, second, for gaming, there is no advantage to the 2600 over the 2500k

This is what you want for a CPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Awesome computer case choice btw.
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March 31, 2012 11:47:56 PM

anort3 said:
You missed with a few things.

The motherboard is an LGA 1366 and the CPU is LGA 1155. You will need a P67 or Z68 chipset motherboard. Also if you plan on just using that as a gaming rig the i5 2500K is a much better/$100 cheaper choice. The 2600 has Hyperthreading for use in multithreaded apps like video encoding/rendering. For gaming the 2500 is best because no games can use Hyperthreading.

You will need a K model processor to overclock. So for gaming the best processor is the i5 2500K.

So, could this motherboard work: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
April 1, 2012 12:12:14 AM



That will be a solid build but I agree about the motherboard - and I would not recommend 1366 on any build. You should drop the 2600 to the 2500K and invest that difference in getting a 64GB SSD as a boot drive (use the 1TB as a secondary and run all your games and programs off it), something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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