Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13
Quote: Originally Posted by Aspire
i think im going with the Gigabyte P43 mobo, core i5-670
Need to reconsider that. The motherboard is a socket 775, where as the CPU is a socket 1156.
i5 will require a socket 1156 Motherboard
If you want to stay with a P43 or P45 socket 775, look into something like a E8400s.
Also, with the socket 775 boards, most support only DDR2 memory.
A few however will support DDR3. Need to be sure.
Something else to consider.
A socket 1156 board will cost about the same as the DDR3 P45 boards.
P43 boards may be a bit cheaper, but by only $40 or so. Rough estimate.
The CPUs themselves are about the same in price.
If you are building from scratch, it may be worth considering just spending an extra 40-50 $$ and go with the newer tech.
Socket 775 makes the most sense if upgrading some of the current hardware.
(IE CPU only, or MOBO only)