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Can the asus p9x79 ws support intel i7 2700k

Doing my first build and the i7 2700 has what I'm looking for at a good price and I already bought the p9x79 WS mother board. The ASUS website doesn't list the 2700 as a supported CPU. Just curious if that means my best bet would be to spend the $$ on the 3930?
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    No, this motherboard has an LGA 2011 socket, which means only an LGA 2011 socket processor will fit. Since the i7-2700 has LGA 1155, this processor is not supoorted by your motherboard. Even though you will have to pay extra for the CPU, at least you have a really good motherboard.

    Your processor choices are limited to these three due to the motherboard socket:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116491
  2. Get at least the 3930K, the 3820 is not even worth it unless you absolutely need the extra memory bandwith the X79 platform has.
  3. Thanks for the info!
  4. Best answer selected by jowderballs.
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