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post #1 of 10
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So it looks like my mobo is probably fried (or my CPU. the tech guy is testing it on monday). Depending on whether I can save my CPU or mobo, should I just scrap both and go for 2500k or something? I don't want to spend more than $400.

Would it be worth it to go with the Asus P7 mobo if I can save the CPU or find another 1156 CPU if the Lanparty is ok? Considering the complete abandonment of 1156 in the market I don't see much promise of finding used or new 1156 parts.

Edit: I'm gonna just update to 1155 since my mobo is dead. Support for 1156 boards is dying so I don't want to invest in another one and ivy bridge is too far down the road.

I'll probably go 2500k and match it with something like an Asrock z68 gen 3 for xfire. Any issues I should know about with this board or other suggestions? I'm going to call the tech guy tomorrow and see how much he can get the mobo/cpu for before I buy them myself.
Edited by slytown - 3/26/12 at 3:29pm
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post #2 of 10
i would upgrade..
for sandy bridge i5-2500k
i would look at these mobos
Asus P8Z68-V gen3
ASRock z68 Extreme3 (or 4) gen3
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 rev 1.3

or if you have another rig to hold you over then wait for and ivy system.. a I5-3570k/z77 decent mobo will be in your budget smile.gif
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Update bump.
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post #4 of 10
Ivy is going to be released next month so you don't have too wait too much.
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post #5 of 10
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"The 3570K will be the Ivy Bridge processor that is in the same performance and price slot as the 2500K. It seems most 2500K's that I have heard of have no trouble hitting 4.5GHz. Mine is at 4.5, with a CM Hyper 212+ air cooler, just to give you an idea of what that chip can do on even a cheap, aftermarket air cooler. Normal full load operating core temps rarely exceed 50-52C (I hit 68C while stress testing with Prime95).

On paper, the 3570K should have greater potential to achieve the same or higher overclock frequencies compared with 2500K, owing to its lower TDP. Preliminary tests (not with true retail-ready processors) do not necessarily confirm this. If you are not in a hurry and had planned on waiting another month for IB, then wait and see how real production chips perform. If you want a computer now or soon, go for the 2500K, as the 3570K probably won't blow it away in performance gains. "

i dont see a reason to wait. SB is still brand new and its well tested.
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post #6 of 10
get a sandy and then wait for something like Skylake for the future thumb.gif
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i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
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Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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post #7 of 10
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Man, the computer industry really is mimicking the worst of Apple, aren't they? Updates every 6 months to previous models.
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post #8 of 10
Cant you RMA? Also Z77 and Ivy is right round the corner, so I would wait if you want to upgrade.
post #9 of 10
its like for Intel and new standard CPU / year followed by an extreme line up and each year a new chipset.. sockets changes around 2 years..
Intels Tick Tock model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Tick-Tock
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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post #10 of 10
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Ended up getting a P7P55 LX Open Box on Newegg and it worked well. Thx.
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[Ducky 9008G2, Brown] [Silverstone DA750] [Lian-Li PC 7B Plus II] [Razer Deathadder 3.5G] 
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[WD Black 1TB + LacieUSB 320] Megahalem + 2x FM121s [W7 Home Premium 64] [Samsung BX2440] 
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[Ducky 9008G2, Brown] [Silverstone DA750] [Lian-Li PC 7B Plus II] [Razer Deathadder 3.5G] 
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