Lga 1155

Jan 27, 2009
169
1
76
#1
My wifes machine is a lga 1155

Looking for an i7, what should I get?
 
Aug 25, 2001
42,976
387
126
#4
Well, the only Sandy i7 CPUs that I know of, are the 2600K and the 2700K. Maybe they came in non-K variants as well. Those might be cheaper used. Don't think that you'll find any new.
 
Mar 10, 2004
28,382
192
126
#6
What board and what cpu do you have now?
 
Aug 25, 2001
42,976
387
126
#8
Why do you want / need an i7? Just to "max out" the socket on your existing motherboard?

What about junking the whole thing, and going for a Skylake i5-6500 and H170 board?
 

ehume

Golden Member
Nov 6, 2009
1,305
3
91
#11
Such a lovely "problem" you have. You have a motherboard, and want a better CPU. Why not?

I killed my old p55A motherboard, but the i7 860 in it still works. Trouble is, I can't find an inexpensive motherboard that still works. Ah, well.

You have the opposite problem, and it's a good one. The Sandy Bridge CPU's were the last to have a soldered IHS. They can be OC'd very high. And CPU's last forever. You ought to be able to find one.
 
Aug 25, 2001
42,976
387
126
#13
I guess I'm not sure why you would want to cripple an i7 in a lowly H61 board.
 
Oct 10, 1999
11,915
0
76
#14
Such a lovely "problem" you have. You have a motherboard, and want a better CPU. Why not?

I killed my old p55A motherboard, but the i7 860 in it still works. Trouble is, I can't find an inexpensive motherboard that still works. Ah, well.

You have the opposite problem, and it's a good one. The Sandy Bridge CPU's were the last to have a soldered IHS. They can be OC'd very high. And CPU's last forever. You ought to be able to find one.
How do you kill a motherboard?
 

Yuriman

Diamond Member
Jun 25, 2004
5,529
2
106
#15
I guess I'm not sure why you would want to cripple an i7 in a lowly H61 board.
I fail to see how a non-K i7 would be crippled.

OP, your choices are i7 2600, 2600K, and 2700k. There are also some Xeon CPUs that would likely work.
 

ehume

Golden Member
Nov 6, 2009
1,305
3
91
#17
How do you kill a motherboard?
By accidentally touching a 5v line with a 12v wire. Kaput. End of a long friendship. It was my play-with motherboard. It had many a device on it. And to tell you how long it lasted: it was replaced with a Devil's Canyon mb.
 
Jan 27, 2009
169
1
76
#18
I fail to see how a non-K i7 would be crippled.

OP, your choices are i7 2600, 2600K, and 2700k. There are also some Xeon CPUs that would likely work.
Been thinking of a xeon

But was looking at an i5 2500 or i7 2600
 
Jan 27, 2009
169
1
76
#20
asus confirms ivy bridge

sweet this opens up more options
 
Last edited:

skipsneeky2

Diamond Member
May 21, 2011
5,037
0
71
#21
By tying that superior processing power to inferior I/O buses, like SATAII and only USB2.0.
Nothing a pair of pci cards couldn't fix.I have a H61 with just usb 2.0 and Sata 3 and i don't feel to bad with my i5 2500 in there.Started off with a i3 2100 and this was the cheapest board around at the time.Gigabyte H61M-HD2.

USB 2.0 works just fine for my keyboard and mouse and gaming headset.Sata 6 would be nice but those write speeds come in handy maybe once in a full moon if your installing a game?Could a game installer even push 300+mbps on writes?

I like to think my set up is humble,i don't worry much about bottlenecks either considering i just went 1440p. I would need a pair of 980 ti and a sli compatible 1155 motherboard before my cpu even ended being a bottleneck for 1440p if even then lol.
 
Jan 27, 2009
169
1
76
#22
Nothing a pair of pci cards couldn't fix.I have a H61 with just usb 2.0 and Sata 3 and i don't feel to bad with my i5 2500 in there.Started off with a i3 2100 and this was the cheapest board around at the time.Gigabyte H61M-HD2.

USB 2.0 works just fine for my keyboard and mouse and gaming headset.Sata 6 would be nice but those write speeds come in handy maybe once in a full moon if your installing a game?Could a game installer even push 300+mbps on writes?

I like to think my set up is humble,i don't worry much about bottlenecks either considering i just went 1440p. I would need a pair of 980 ti and a sli compatible 1155 motherboard before my cpu even ended being a bottleneck for 1440p if even then lol.
Thinking on getting a i5 3550 for it

Perhaps a 6gbps sata pcie card
 

Sheep221

Golden Member
Oct 28, 2012
1,844
0
81
#23
By tying that superior processing power to inferior I/O buses, like SATAII and only USB2.0.
USB 3 is overrated, as long as you don't use external drives every single day, you don't need to worry. No to mention nehalem and sandy bridge chipsets used external controller which wasn't very reliable.
 

Shmee

Memory and Storage, Graphics Cards
Super Moderator
Sep 13, 2008
3,687
36
126
#24
3770? Pitty you dont have a Z77 though. Then you could get the 3770k
 

Yuriman

Diamond Member
Jun 25, 2004
5,529
2
106
#25
i5 35xx is a great choice.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS