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Not waiting for BD anymore and can't sit on the 90nm tech anymore. Getting the I5 2500k this weekend, an MSI mobo, and 8 gigs of 1600-hyperX ram. So I am making this thread because I have a few questions. I heard the stock CPU i5 heat sink cooler isn't all that great. The store near me has better air coolers like Zalman etc but at most they say they are socket 1156 and I thought the I5 2500k is a 1155 socket? Will they fit?

Also *drum roll*, I'm not moving up in the GPU market. I am getting a hand me down Evga 260gtx Oced for pretty much free, one just like I already have so I will run those in SLI till the Kepler or HD7000 series are out and then jump the wagon to those. So the question is will my TX850 Corsair PSU be sufficient for that? I think it should be but might as well ask. I also lost the little bridge that connects the two cards together, do I need it and if so can I find a replacement? do they all work?

Another thing is (you must pardon me as I have been using AMD almost all my builds) what do these mean? " P67 H67 H61 B65 Z68 Z77 " and which one should I get? I think the Msi I want is a P67 not sure. Will SB-extreme use 1155? Ok, hoping for some answers. Thanks guys. Let me know what you think. It will be

MSI mobo
i5 2500k+new air cooler
TX850 corsair PSU
1gig seagate Hard drive
hyperX 1600mhz ram 8-16 gigs
Evga GTX260 216 SLI
Antec 900 (most likely)

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

One more question, this mobo says something like "OC genie". Does this thing work well to over clock or is it just a gimmick and I should treat that button like the black plague?
Edited by love9sick - 6/1/11 at 11:03pm
    
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post #2 of 6
Get an Asus P8P67 Pro board instead.

1156 == 1155 socket holes therefor, it will fit.


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Sandybridge-E will only be on LGA 2011.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Get an Asus P8P67 Pro board instead.
Kind of digging the MSI for some reason. What reason to go Asus instead?
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1 Terrible bite Windows 7 64bit Pro 27" inch Acer LED 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Well everything is up and running
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1 Terrible bite Windows 7 64bit Pro 27" inch Acer LED 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Seagate 1 Terrible bite Windows 7 64bit Pro 27" inch Acer LED 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Nice motherboard! Wish I had that =/
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WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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