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New Motherboard and Processor

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#1 Brony2012


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

I have been wanting to upgrade my computer for a while and I need to upgrade my case in order to fit anything else in. So I am getting a Corsair 730T case, but need a new motherboard and processor to go with it. My budget is $500 for a new motherboard and processor. I will be using it for high end gaming and not much else. No photoshop or any other fancy things, just gaming. Any suggestions as to what I should get? 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:17 AM

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128707&cm_re=ud5h-_-13-128-707-_-Product

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899 (if you want to overclock)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116898 (if you don't want to overclock)

I recommend a decent graphics card, like the R9 280/280X or GTX 970

Edited by Aerys, 19 September 2014 - 11:18 AM.

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#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

If you get a new motherboard, you will need a new CPU and a Windows license.  If you have a full, boxed retail copy of Windows, you can move it, otherwise, you need a new copy to comply with the license.  I'm assuming you have DDR3 RAM, a PSU, GPU, ODD, hard drives, etc.


Motherboard:  GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 LGA 1150 - This is a higher-end motherboard.  $108


CPU:  Intel Core i7-4790 - One of the lower-end i7's.  $309


OS:  Windows 8.1 64-bit - $99



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