PC CREW is this i3 cpu compatible with this LGA 1156 mobo (I would think so)

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  1. Ebtromba

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    It's the right CPU slot, as you said, but what Gigabyte is saying is that it's not officially supported. Imo, no reason why it wouldn't, but there's no guarantees.
     
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    It's NOT listed as a supported processor because i3 wasn't unveiled when that motherboard was put on the market. The i3 IS THE SAME SOCKET, so therefore you probably won't run into any issues. I would check the motherboard's manufacturer website to ensure that the processor is supported under new BIOS update(s). If they don't have an update today, they probably will within a few days. I also wouldn't suspect any problems on boot if it's not "recognized".

    Why an i3 though? I'd consider grabbing the i5, as the i3 is made for the "entry" systems. Even an i7 860 would be a better option (as the dual channel memory would save you some cash).
     
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    building a blu ray capable media pc, don't need that much power.

    granted I could probably use a core2duo, but what can I say, I'm an elitist.
     
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    anyway someone said the chipset is not the same, and that they wouldn't work together.

    and I have since realized I could easily go with a micro atx board. there are more choices, and they are generally cheaper.

    this is for a media pc/playing PS2 emulators for my living room.
     

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