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November 24, 2012 6:57:29 PM

Hello, I'm locking for an advise i have a low-end motherboard MSI H61m-e23 b3 i"m buying a new HD 7950 and i5-3570K for gaming, so my questions is would the i5 work fine with my mobo? i know i need to update my bios for the cpu how?
and in a few mouth later i will buy a new mobo
any other advise about my upgrade?

my specs:
mobo: MSI H61m e23 b3
GPU: iGPU Intel HD 2000
CPU: Intel I3-2100
MEM: 2x2GB
PSU: cooler master GX-Lite 700watts
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb

thanks :) 

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November 24, 2012 7:09:29 PM

Yes you can fit the ivybridge i5 but with that board i'd recommend the i5-3470, cause you wont be able to oc the i5-3570k
You'll need to flash the board see this :

Update BIOS for IvyBridge 22nm CPU.
- Update VBIOS version.
- Update USB module.
- Improved memory compatibility.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H61M-E23--B3-.html#/?div=...

And the 7950 will do with that psu (it has a single rail +12v 55a 600w and with 2xpci-e connectors).
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November 24, 2012 7:25:39 PM

thanks for your reply
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November 24, 2012 7:30:02 PM

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