Closed i3-3220 or i3-550 ?? Tags: Homebuilt Motherboards Systems Last response: January 24, 2013 5:06 PM in Systems Share poseidun January 24, 2013 4:08:58 PM im building a new computer Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg) Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) im curious about which i3 i should go with.. and whats the big difference?? More about : 3220 550 djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a c 81 V Motherboard January 24, 2013 4:14:20 PM Go with the i3-3220, the i3-550 is slower and incompatible with that board, the i3-550 is for lga 1156 boards, you have a lga 1155. poseidun January 24, 2013 4:43:36 PM ok i just want better performance i would of changed the board.... so its faster Related resources Sub $600 build, hows it look? - Forum Upgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] - Forum G860+1gbGTX650Ti, or i3-3220+1gb7770? - Forum Upgrading some parts (i5-3570K vs i3-3220); Gaming PC; Please advise - Forum [Solved] New build help i3-3220+7770 vs amd a10-5800k+ 6670 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a c 81 V Motherboard January 24, 2013 4:48:31 PM Share But you don't need to change, the i3-3220 is faster and it's fully supported by the mobo you chose, it's lga 1155 which is more recent than 1156(it's old as the cpu i3-550), the B75 chipset supports any ivybridge cpu(i3-3220) out of the box poseidun January 24, 2013 4:59:49 PM Best answer selected by poseidun. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I5-3470 + GTX 660 2GB VS i3-3220 + HD 7950 3GB Forum I3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB Forum I3-3220 + HD 7850 VS i5-3470 + HD 7770 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !