Hi there, found my way here while googling motherboards for the new and shiny sandy bridge stuff intel came up with. Now, I haven't had a desktop since 2004 so I am quite lost with many things and I could use some advise with my build.
The shop of my choice will be hardwareversand.de since I live here across the puddle they call the atlantic.
I am very much new to overclocking, but since the 2500K is only about 10e more than 2500 I thought maybe I should give it a try. How hard can it be..?
So which motherboard should I get? I was looking at the ASUS P8P67 and the P8P67-PRO/Deluxe&other models but I can't really figure out which one I should pick? I looked at the comparison chart at asus.com but can't really figure which features am going to need? I think they all have usb 3. I am only going to have one GPU to start with. Maybe a second one when the cost comes down although they might be obsole by then... looking at how fast thing go. WLAN card will have to have a slot but other than that I don't know...
Here is what I came up with anyway:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Box, LGA1155
COOLER: not a clue yet, maybe Arctic Freezer xtreme Rev 2.0 or Scythe Mugen 2 CPU-cooler
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO, Sockel 1155, ATX, DDR3 (this one is 20e more than the plain p8p76)
GRAPHICS: ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB, PCI- Express (I was hoping to tweak it to HD6970 with BIOS update)
CASE: FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R3 Black Pearl
PSU: Antec Truepower New 650W
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1000GB, SATA II (HD103SJ)
SSD: OCZ SSD 60GB SATA 2,5' Vertex 2 Extended
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 CL9 x2 (8GB total)
DVD-RW: LG GH22NS50 bare schwarz
WLAN: some wlan card, don't know which yet.
Thanks for reading all that! Any thoughts?