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#1 Mr Green

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:28 PM

I know nothing about motherboards. Other than that I have successfully upgraded my power supply and graphics card.
My specs:

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Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Max TDP: 93 W
Package: Socket AM3 (938)
Core Voltage: 2.232 V

Motherboard: Foxconn 2AB1
Chipset: AMD 785G
Southbridge: AMD SB700
LPCIO: ITE IT8721

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560

Power supply: 650 W

I have two monitors if that matters.


note: this was all copied from a program. I do not know anything about the info under Processor and Motherboard.

Edited by hamluis, 04 January 2012 - 02:47 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to System Building/Upgrading.


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#2 LucheLibre

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

Is there a particular reason as to why you want to upgrade your MB?

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
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#3 Mr Green

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:07 AM

I want to upgrade it sooner than later. I'm planning on getting an incredibly expensive graphics card and processor. So I'll need a state of the art motherboard right?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:04 AM

What kind of processor and video card are you looking into? You probably also want to look into RAM, case, and a good Power Supply.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

EVGA 03G-P3 video card
I think I have enough ram. A whole 8G.
Processor wise I was thinking one of the Intel I7, or Xenon.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:05 PM

EVGA 03G-P3 video card
I think I have enough ram. A whole 8G.
Processor wise I was thinking one of the Intel I7, or Xenon.

You probably mean xeon as xenon is what's inside an xbox. =D

I guess I Should have asked this before. Are you looking for a gaming rig? What's your budget?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

A few things to keep in mind.

Replacing the motherboard will void the license for Windows, you will need to repurchase it.
On January 9th, AMD will be launching the Radeon 7970 which is much faster than the EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 and will cost less. Reviews are quite promising.
If you go Intel, you will need to choose whether or not you will go for an LGA 2011 or an LGA 1055 system, they are not mutually compatible. The benefit of AMD is that you only have one socket with backwards compatibility.
Intel Xeon processors are server grade parts, you can use them, but, you will be better served with standard consumer CPU's.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

I want to upgrade it sooner than later. I'm planning on getting an incredibly expensive graphics card and processor. So I'll need a state of the art motherboard right?

You don't need a state of the art motherboard for using high end components. Your current system us fine right now and is very capable of gaming. Upgrading to the 7970 as DJBPace07 suggested would probably require a new case since it's quite a long card and HP cases are usually Mid-ATX.

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