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P67 Fatility and Intel Core i-5 3750k

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December 7, 2012 12:05:34 AM

Hey guys I just built the new system builder marathon PC for 1000 dollars. After looking around I found that the P67 Fatal1ty doesn't support the CPU without a BIOS update? How can I update the BIOS with it posting? I am a little frustrated


Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
LGA 1155, Intel P67 Express PCH
$100

Processor
Intel Core i5-3570K
3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz Max Turbo Boost), Quad-Core, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache
$230

Heat Sink

Xigmatek Loki SD963 92 mm CPU Cooler
$25


Memory
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600
Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit
$55

Graphics
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 GV-N670OC-2GD
2 GB GDDR5
$400

SSD

OCZ Agility 3 60 GB
60 GB, SATA 6Gb/s $60


Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 750 GB
750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 6Gb/s $60


Optical
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22x OEM
DVD Burner
$17

Case
Rosewill Redbone
$40

Power
Corsair CX600 V2 600 W
ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified
$70


Total Cost $1057
December 7, 2012 12:15:48 AM

In order to udate the bios, sadly you will need a SB CPU to even do that. If you haven't bought it yet, get the Z77 Fatal1ty Performance motherboard & 3570k off Newegg for a small discount. If you have already put it together, well yer out of luck and need a new motherboard :/ 

I really hope you actually researched those parts before you spent $1000 and built it....
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December 7, 2012 1:05:51 AM

Thank you! Really helpful.
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January 26, 2013 7:45:43 PM

Hey man, I myself bought all these parts aswell my problem is and maybe you understand the optical drive doesnt sit right on my tower? Do you hav the same problem. My second problem was i bought a motherboard not the one he said but a AMD Fatal1ty Professional not knowing that a i5 chip didnt wasnt compatable so now i am about to buy ASRock Fatal1ty P67: LGA 1155, Intel P67 Express but came across your question and its scared me.. plus its coming from Germany and says to make sure its compatable and i dont know how to..

So what motherboard have you chosen to go with.. It wasnt meant to be so hard!!!!
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January 26, 2013 9:32:24 PM

did the system builder marathon really use a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of date P67 chipset mb?
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January 26, 2013 10:31:09 PM

I ran into a similar problem a while back and found a computer repair shop nearby that had a compatible cpu to use to just update the bios. While it was inconvenient and wasn't free it was cheaper in my case then buying a new processor or motherboard
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