Hi There Bit-Tech team, it's been a long while since i've upgraded my cpu socket. I am still using my trusty Q6600, now the time has risen for me to upgrade, here is the motherboard i have got my hands on: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/giga...r3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-(x16)-atx What im curious about is there any issue with me using a i5 from either IvyBridge range or SandyBridge. is it just a case of following the recomended list. http://uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3897 and matching the correct model code? I don't really remember going through such tasks in the pasts.