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Im looking to build a high end desktop and decided to go with the Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

as i understand it is pretty much the best cpu out right now is this correct? also is there a difference between socket 1155 and 1156?

Well i was wondering what is a great Mobo for this cpu. looking for an all around system for work, multi tasking, playing movies, and gaming. Any suggestions? price isnt really an issue and ill pay more for a better mobo but only if it is worth it. what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 17
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro will be fine for you bud, its a fair price and overclocks well.

1156 and 1155 are totally different, not compatible at all.

1155 is the newer and better socket, and yes that i7 will go like hell!
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/15/11 at 1:40pm
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Socket 1155 and 1156 are different. 1155 is newer and supports Sandy Bridge and (soon) Ivy Bridge. I have a ASUS P8Z68-V Pro and it works great for me.

I suggest you pick a motherboard based on your SLI/Crossfire needs. If you don't intend on running 3-4 cards then don't worry too much about the motherboard. Just pick a brand you trust.
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1155 socket is the successor of 1156.

The mobo you will choose depends of your needs, the brand you like.

If you want to go Gigabyte this board has currently the best features for the price on the 1155 socket. This board has mSATA connector, built-in HDMI, etc. for an entry level price (got Tom's Hardware Recommended Buy 2011).
Best price/performance mobo out there with all the features and overclocks very well.
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I see that the asus board is a z68 bridge, is a p67 bridge better or doesnt really matter?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shepa;14593525 
I see that the asus board is a z68 bridge, is a p67 bridge better or doesnt really matter?

The Z68 and P67 seem to overclock equally well from what I've seen/read. Both can achieve very good results.
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Originally Posted by shepa;14593127 
Im looking to build a high end desktop and decided to go with the Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

as i understand it is pretty much the best cpu out right now is this correct? also is there a difference between socket 1155 and 1156?

Well i was wondering what is a great Mobo for this cpu. looking for an all around system for work, multi tasking, playing movies, and gaming. Any suggestions? price isnt really an issue and ill pay more for a better mobo but only if it is worth it. what do you guys think?

i5 2500k is currently the best cpu in the market(price-performence)
pair it up with an asus p8z68v pro/asus maximusIV gene/asrock z68 extreme4 gene3.
I highly recommend you to buy any 1 of these 3 mobo & i5 2500k insted of i7 2600k.
Hope this helps!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket;14593623 
i5 2500k is currently the best cpu in the market(price-performence)
pair it up with an asus p8z68v pro/asus maximusIV gene/asrock z68 extreme4 gene3.
I highly recommend you to buy any 1 of these 3 mobo & i5 2500k insted of i7 2600k.
Hope this helps!

why do you say that the i5 2500k? is better then the i7 2600k?
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by shepa;14600807 
why do you say that the i5 2500k? is better then the i7 2600k?

For the uses you specified the i5 2500K will pretty much match the i7 2600K and save you quite a bit of money.

The i7 2600K differences only really show when you are using heavily multi-threaded applications, for what you are doing I doubt very much you would see any performance increase by using the i7 2600K over the i5 2500K.
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