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Windows 7: Which CPU for this Motherboard?

27 Apr 2012   #1
Bleu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Which CPU for this Motherboard?

Hi Everyone,

I first of all want to thank everyone for their help so far. If you've been following my threads you'll see I've had major problems with my computer. It has fallen apart first the GPU then the CPU and now the MOBO. I've decided it will be better just to start over.

I like the look of this motherboard: Here

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module)

Which CPU would I buy for this MOBO? I had an Intel core i7 920 before and wouldn't want something the same or better.

I have a new GPU:

Gainward GTX 570 Phantom 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

an Antec Dark Fleet 85 Case and an Antec 1200 watt PSU and 12 GB of DDR 3 RAM.

Thanks and I apologise for asking so many questions I've just had a bit of a nightmare week.


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27 Apr 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hello Blue
You can visit the following site and scrolling down to (CPU,CHIPSET & GRAPHIC FEATURES) and choose what ASUS recommands for this type of motherboard then choose one of them

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

Good luck
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27 Apr 2012   #3
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I7 2600k, for sure. You could wait for the Ivy Bridge, the price will drop slightly on the 2600k at that point. You could just get the I5 2500k, but if you are going to go to multi gpu, then the 2600k will be better.
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27 Apr 2012   #4
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

And btw, Bleu, what does a dead gpu, dead mobo and dead cpu all have in common?

The psu. I can't stress to you how important it is for you to have your psu tested by an experienced tech before you plug it in to your new parts.
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27 Apr 2012   #5
Bleu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This?

When it comes to SquareTrade Warranty I take it you need to buy a warranty for each part? I bought a warranty with my GPU would it be wise to buy others for my CPU and MOBO?

Thanks for all your help guys this has been really quite tough. Almost want to ditch the tower and get a netbook lol.
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27 Apr 2012   #6
Bleu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
And btw, Bleu, what does a dead gpu, dead mobo and dead cpu all have in common?

The psu. I can't stress to you how important it is for you to have your psu tested by an experienced tech before you plug it in to your new parts.
Thanks James I've had it tested twice by two different people and the retailer I bought it from they all said it's fine. I don't understand it myself but if they fail again I'll be covered this time.
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27 Apr 2012   #7
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bleu View Post
This?

When it comes to SquareTrade Warranty I take it you need to buy a warranty for each part? I bought a warranty with my GPU would it be wise to buy others for my CPU and MOBO?

Thanks for all your help guys this has been really quite tough. Almost want to ditch the tower and get a netbook lol.
Yes Bleu, that's the processor.

As for the warranty, for me, it would depend on the terms and cost of the warranty. Do you have a link?
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27 Apr 2012   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
I7 2600k, for sure. You could wait for the Ivy Bridge, the price will drop slightly on the 2600k at that point. You could just get the I5 2500k, but if you are going to go to multi gpu, then the 2600k will be better.
^ This.

Ivy bridge chips will work with the gen3 board.

But either the 2500k (4 cores no hyper threading) or the 2600K (4 cores with hyper threading, like the 920) are both stellar performing CPU's.

You wouldn't be disappointed with either.
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27 Apr 2012   #9
Bleu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bleu View Post
This?

When it comes to SquareTrade Warranty I take it you need to buy a warranty for each part? I bought a warranty with my GPU would it be wise to buy others for my CPU and MOBO?

Thanks for all your help guys this has been really quite tough. Almost want to ditch the tower and get a netbook lol.
Yes Bleu, that's the processor.

As for the warranty, for me, it would depend on the terms and cost of the warranty. Do you have a link?
3 Years 2 Years

Sorry for the delay in replying I was on the phone. I'm not sure if I need to buy one for each part I hope not.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
I7 2600k, for sure. You could wait for the Ivy Bridge, the price will drop slightly on the 2600k at that point. You could just get the I5 2500k, but if you are going to go to multi gpu, then the 2600k will be better.
^ This.

Ivy bridge chips will work with the gen3 board.

But either the 2500k (4 cores no hyper threading) or the 2600K (4 cores with hyper threading, like the 920) are both stellar performing CPU's.

You wouldn't be disappointed with either.

Thanks couldn't find any ivy bridges are they out yet?
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27 Apr 2012   #10
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The warranty is not a bad deal. If you have the money, it might help you sleep at night knowing that you are covered beyond what the manufacturer already covers. I have never purchased an aftermarket warranty for any component on my PC. I have decided against doing this because, I have excellent surge protection, and I replace my system before the manufacturer's warranty expires on my components.

As far as the Ivy Bridge, I was only using that for a point of reference. If you were able to wait, about a week or so, when the Ivy Bridge comes out the prices on the Sandy Bridge(2500K, 2600K, 2700k, etc) will drop, slightly. You don't need the Ivy Bridge. It's benefits will mostly be seen for someone using integrated graphics. You, having discreet graphics, don't need this processor.
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