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post #11 of 18
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I have been wondering if I should wait out for Ivy Bridge though. If priced similarly I could actually handle to wait on this build.

i aggre, but you have two options
1: build now with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and you will be ready for IB abd PCIe 3.0
2: just wait for IB
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post #12 of 18
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Anyone know if the Xigmatek DK fits on the ASrock Extrene3 Gen3 correctly?

On my 680i, i've always needed to mount it differently than everyone else, lol. I have to mount it 90 degrees clockwise otherwise the heatsink wouldn't clear the NorthBridge.

Also how big of a difference is there between 1333 DDR3 and 1600 DDR?
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post #13 of 18
The difference between 1133 DDR3 and 1600 DDR3 is 1 to 2 FPS in games. Honestly, you won't notice the difference.

If you want some more solid numbers, read this --> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-870-1156,2482.html

The article is a few years old, but the numbers are all still relevant today.
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Anyone know the power difference between the e8400 and a 2500k? Is the e8400 I have currently higher power usage?

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post #15 of 18
e8400 is 65 watts, the 2500K is 95 watts.

That means the 2500K uses 2.5 more amps on the +12V rail.

The I5 is more, but it's not enough more where it will require a bigger power supply.

Oh, earlier i forgot to answer your other question....
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Anyone know if the Xigmatek DK fits on the ASrock Extrene3 Gen3 correctly?

If it says it fits the socket, it will fit the motherboard. Clearance in your case and with RAM will be the bigger problem. I bought that same cooler and put it in a Raidmax Smilodon, and had to remove the one fan from the case to make it fit.

It should clear that RAM, but i would double check the dimensions in your case.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 12/25/11 at 9:30am
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post #16 of 18
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Ordering this sometime this week, so I figured I would double check everything is good...


Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen 3 - ORDERED



Intel 2500K - http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1130 $199.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191 $49.99

XIGMATEK ACK-I5363 Intel Core i7/Core i5 1155 compatible Bracket Set http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233039 (Already have the DK) $9.99
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post #17 of 18
Muskin Ram is good, had a 2x2Gb pair back in the day, had no problems.
All else seems good to me.
post #18 of 18
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Anyone know which bracket set I need for my Dark Knight for it to be compatible?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233039

Or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233038

Or is there another one that I don't see? I swear there are people running the Dark Knight on there 2500K/2600K here on OCN...
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