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  1. #1
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    Default Just ordered, quick question

    Here's what i bought:

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    EVGA 02G-P4-2685-KR GeForce GTX 680
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W
    COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3

    I know, too much RAM and power, but they were cheap.

    I have a couple questions, first of all I know the motherboard will support ivy bridge with a bios update, but will I be able to put the ivy bridge in and at least have the motherboard post so that I can actually update it? If not, what would a solution be? I have another desktop chip at home but it is an old core 2 duo, could that work?

    Also, does anyone have a link to a good guide on how to put it all together? I have taken out individual parts, etc. before but never built one from scratch. Thanks.
    Last edited by chuck farlie; 05-01-2012 at 09:21 PM.

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    You are one of the pioneers of the new 3rd gen era.
    Us 2nd gens can only watch in awe.

    Post back about your experiences please.



    1000W psu! my gawd.
    And no, your core 2 duo will not work - That's a LGA 775. Even first gen i5s are LGA 1156. Only a 2nd and 3rd gen LGA 1155 will be compatible with that mobo. (The number is the physical "pin" count, so if the number dosen't match, it simply won't fit - kinda like trying to plug a USB mouse into your power socket.

    [i7-2600k w/ 5870] I envy your 680, I've got my money saved up waiting for the 670.
    Last edited by SpicySnow; 05-02-2012 at 01:00 AM.

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    OK, thanks, decided to switch to a z77 so as long as its not a buggy mb it should work out. No idea how I would have gotten the z68 to work with a ivy bridge cpu unless a update is not required for the mobo to post.

    I'll definitely do a thread about my new build, its the least I can do for the advice ive gotten.

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    lol, I saw that z68, and I was like u shoulda got the z77. But didn't say anything cuz I thought you bought it already.

    [edit] I just double checked, only advantage of z77 over z68, besides the ivy thing, seems to be native USB 3.0 support.
    Last edited by SpicySnow; 05-02-2012 at 02:28 AM.

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    Agreed. It would have been a bit funny to see someone buy a $500+ flagship graphics card and by a last-gen motherboard.

    Nice build tho.

 

 

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