Upgrade Questions

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Upgrade Questions

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:06 am

Hello,

I am looking to upgrade my system and had a few questions about compatibility.

What I would like to get:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 660 Ti
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
(a mix of Sweet Spot and Editors Choice)

Current MB: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel

Will my MB support the i5 cpu, (As far as I can tell it will not), or will I also need a new MB to support what I want? Overclocking is not a necessity.

Thank you!
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Re: Upgrade Questions

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:14 am

You definitely need a new motherboard. Although, your current motherboard is one of the best for Core2 chips.
Q9450|GA-EP45-UD3P|8GB G.skill PC2-8800|HD7870 Myst
120GB Vertex3|300GB Velociraptor|HX650|600T
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Re: Upgrade Questions

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:23 am

Thank you for the reply - guess I have to save a bit more!
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Re: Upgrade Questions

Postposted on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:24 pm

You'll want to go with something in the Intel "Z77" motherboard category. Perhaps one of these would fit the bill?
i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-m, Asus GTX660 TOP, 120 GB Vertex 3 Max IOPS, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 8GB G-Skill @1.25V, Silverstone PS07B
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