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Hi all.

Decided that despite my desire to support AMD, I can't stick with AMD this generation. I have a failing rig and I've been (so far) unable to figure out the problem, so I figure I'll pick up a new mobo/RAM/CPU. With that in mind... rate this re-build:

Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68

Intel CPU Core i5 2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge

Corsair Memory Vengeance LP Arctic White 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP

Total cost is about 290UKP. I've got a trusty TRUE 120 which will be more than adequate to cool the chip, but I was wondering if I needed to pick up a new backplate for it at all, or if it'd just fit the S1155 board? Also, I'm a bit unsure as to the merits of the budget board I've chosen, and if it'll work well enough with the hardware.

Ta,
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That board should be ok but make sure you have proper airflow as the VRM's do no have heatsinks on them.A review at this site has gotten a 2700K up to 5+Ghz so you're okay.But if it's not too much just step-up and get the P8Z68-V Gen 3and you'll get SLI or Xfire@x8 capability and heatsinks on those VRM's,a better layout of the SATA ports and probably some other stuff that i can't remember.All up to you biggrin.gif
http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/motherboards/asus-p8z68-v-lx-z68-motherboard-review/3/
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post

Hi all.
Decided that despite my desire to support AMD, I can't stick with AMD this generation. I have a failing rig and I've been (so far) unable to figure out the problem, so I figure I'll pick up a new mobo/RAM/CPU. With that in mind... rate this re-build:
Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68
Intel CPU Core i5 2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge
Corsair Memory Vengeance LP Arctic White 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP
Total cost is about 290UKP. I've got a trusty TRUE 120 which will be more than adequate to cool the chip, but I was wondering if I needed to pick up a new backplate for it at all, or if it'd just fit the S1155 board? Also, I'm a bit unsure as to the merits of the budget board I've chosen, and if it'll work well enough with the hardware.
Ta,

Can you switch to ASRock Z68 Pro3, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, MSI Z68A-G45 (B3 or G3) or Biostar TZ68A+/K+?

Reason I'm saying this is because LX does not have heatsink on its VRM. Or perhaps you can pick up some VRM heatsink?
Like Enzotech MOS-C1 C1100?

You do need a backplate for LGA1155/1156. I don't think you have it at all [you probably have one for LGA775/1366, does not fit on LGA1155 unless you are using ASRock MB (they have LGA775 mounting hole)].
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Hmm, this one might be a better choice then? It's certainly won more awards.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68ap-d3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-(x16)-vga-on-board-atx

The only quesiton then would be it's 24+4 pin, instead of 24+8. My PSU only has a 24+8 pin poewr connections - I imagine this will cause problems. Would that be right?

Hmm, so I need an LGA1155 mounting plate for my TRUE. I'll have a look around online, scan don't sell them and they're my preferred e-tailer. Boo!

+reps all round.
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post #5 of 10
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Hmm, this one might be a better choice then? It's certainly won more awards.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68ap-d3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-(x16)-vga-on-board-atx
The only quesiton then would be it's 24+4 pin, instead of 24+8. My PSU only has a 24+8 pin poewr connections - I imagine this will cause problems. Would that be right?
Hmm, so I need an LGA1155 mounting plate for my TRUE. I'll have a look around online, scan don't sell them and they're my preferred e-tailer. Boo!
+reps all round.

No it wont cause issues, you just plug it in as long as there isn't anything near the socket that will block it from fitting. Only 4 of the pins will line up.
    
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I'm an idiot. It has a 4 pin cable.
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I think at this point it is worth the wait until april for the 3570k.
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Hmm, will the Socket 1156 Bolt-Thru-Kit be compatible with my TRUE 120 and my S1155 board?

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?cat_id=20#id=121
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Hmm, will the Socket 1156 Bolt-Thru-Kit be compatible with my TRUE 120 and my S1155 board?
http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?cat_id=20#id=121

Will work. 1156 and 1155 share the same spec for cooler.
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reps all round, hardware arrives tomorrow.
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