Originally Posted by Blatsz32
"ALSO! if I get a water cooler does it need to have a socket 1155? because I'm going for a Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)"
were you considering the closed water loop solution like an Antec 920 or an H100? If you are they come with the mounting hardware for the 1155 Socket. I also remember you mentioning that you had or considered a p68 Sabertooth, make sure there is a bios update for that board that lets you use the Ivy bridge processor. I believe there is but don't quote me on that.
If you are starting from scratch ditch the 6-Series motherboard and go with the 7-Series. It's made for Ivy bridge. Apart from not understanding and being a total noob with the EUFI bios this board is just awesome, the z77 Sabertooth. I think the price is the same if not just a tad bit more expensive. Well worth the extra duckets though. I am very very happy. Then again I'm coming from a Gigabyte 990fxa UD-7. Apples and Oranges IMHO..and I like Oranges ALOT better.
Thanks alot for the help! I did not know that the P67 Mobo would need a BIOS update to support the Ivy bridge processor. If I did get the z77 does it come with 1155 socket?
By the way I haven't got the parts yet, just doing my research before blowing my money without even thinking of how things work for a PC. I did look on the Asus website/BIOS updates and
there are so many! like for the Qualified Vendor List etc
I'm a little worried about the last part when I've finally installed everything on my system and the BIOS don't recognise the Drivers or GPU, CPU etc
It's crazy, I've just been educating myself throughout the last 2 days/day&night with different comments, reviews, videos etc and I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere now.
Planning always pays off.