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#1 Farstanley

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:17 AM

I plan to upgrade on a budget by putting a i7 970/980/990 cpu in an old computer when intel reveal their new 3D transistor powered cpu's and prices of current chips drop but the computer uses a micro atx form factor main board and the only compatible boards I can find are atx. Anyone know how to find a micro atx board that will take the above cpu?

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:36 AM

Well i'm gonna need the specs of the computer itself and also the case you have. High end processors usually are ATX size for a reason and that reason is thermal issue. This is the only board that is m-atx for LGA1366.

Edited by killerx525, 23 August 2011 - 01:25 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

No, and the LGA 1366 socket, which is what those i7's you mentioned, is slowly being phased out and doesn't offer a GPU/CPU hybrid on that socket. Intel's i7 2600k is their most powerful CPU that offers an integrated GPU. No CPU graphics solution will offer comparable performance to a mid-level graphics card, so I doubt you're going to be getting a high-end i7 CPU just to play WoW or surf the net.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:45 PM

I would use the those processors for heavy workstation tasks.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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