Compatible components Tags: CPUs Build Gaming Socket Components Compatibility Last response: January 15, 2013 4:38 AM in CPUs Share jackeds January 14, 2013 9:09:25 PM I'm currently looking to build a new gaming computer. I found a store that specializes in compatible components http://www.gamingbuild.com/socket-1155-gaming-builds/ The LGA 1155 socket still in my mind looks like a socket that could be around for a little while yet, at least long enough to base a new gaming build around. However I was thinking about waiting for the Haswell processor's that are supposed to be coming out this year. what to do..what to do.. Any input would be much appreciated. More about : compatible components | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to jackeds Register or log in to remove groundrat January 14, 2013 10:35:22 PM Simple enough. Do you want to over clock or not? If not then your preferred chipset is the H77. If so, the Z77. If you want to over clock then your choice is between i5 and i7. A good i5 costs between $170 and $300 US. i7’s are more expensive. I’ll recommend two systems. One high end and expensive, one middle median and less expensive. I7 3770K $329 (quad core, eight logical cores) ASUS Z77 “Sabertooth” $243 DDR3 GSkill Sniper 1866 16 GB kit $84 X2 Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Graphics card $239x2 SSD Samsung 840 120GB $99 Seagate 3TB hard drive $159 Seasonic Platinum 1000W Power Supply $229 I5 2500K $219 (quad core) ASROCK Z77 Pro 4 $127 DDR3 GSkill 1600 4 GB $22 x4 Powercolor Radeon 7850 1 GB $169 SSD Samsung 840 120GB $99 Seagate 3TB hard drive $159 Seasonic M12II 620W Bronze $89 On Hazwell... They are only projecting a 10% gain over Ivy bridge and nominal power savings. Probably about the same gain we got from Sandy to Ivy. Nothing revolutionary. | Report abuse Reply to groundrat jackeds January 15, 2013 4:38:45 AM Thanks for your input. I was thinking a similar thing | Report abuse Reply to jackeds Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Compatible components> Related ressources: ForumAre all my components compatible ForumAre these components compatible and good for high end gaming? ForumWill all the components in my gaming build be compatible ? ForumWill theese computer components be 100% compatible ? ForumAre these components all compatible ? ForumAre my computer components compatible ? ForumCompatible components ? ForumAre all these components compatible for a new gaming system? ForumAre all this components compatible ? ForumCompatible PC Components ? ForumWould These Components be compatible ? ForumAre These Components Compatible ? ForumAre these computer components all compatible ? ForumAre these components compatible ? ForumAre these components compatible ? ForumAre these Components Compatible ForumSo, are the components I've chosen compatible and good? ForumAre all these components compatible ? ForumAre these hard/ components compatible in my computer? ForumAre My PC's Components Compatible ? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !