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Well, I'm in need of a desktop ASAP. I currently have an X58 motherboard, so I could pick up an i7 960 to use it with, but my PSU only has a 4-pin power adapter on it since I modded it. lol
Would it still work, if only temporary? (would need to be for about a month or so)

Or, I could pick up an i5 2500k and this board at MC for $200. http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...eNews+20110614

I will upgrade the board when I have the extra money, but for now I'm limited to around $215. As far as I know SB will run fine on a single 4-pin since it's TDP is only 95w for that particular CPU, right?

Or yet another choice is upgrading the RAM from my 775 build to 4GB of DDR2 and purchasing Windows 7 32bit or leaving the ram at 1GB and purchasing Windows XP 32-bit. I'll also need to buy a VGA-to-VGA cable since my PCI-E slot seems to be corrupt until I flash bios.

Which option seems like the best one? (I'm thinking i5 @ MC) =]

Thanks,

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Simple Fix:

    
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That's useful, but I still need to know what would be the best option to go with for my new desktop. As far as I've seen, only a few have had problems attempting to run X58 off of a 4-pin.
    
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What should I do? If I get the i5, I'd have to order it today. o=
    
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Of course go the i5 direction, it's newer and better than X58. You could maybe sell the X58 board and put it toward new components.

Sounds like you have made up your mind already, go for it
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im not sure whats going on here... you saying you could buy the i5 and the motherboard and use all the parts from your old comp so you have a working computer?

dont u need ddr3 for the sandy i5?
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