Hi! I have a system that's 6 years old and am finding sluggish - pretty sure the processor is my main bottleneck.
Gigabyte H55M-S2H motherboard
Intel Core i3 530
8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-x graphics
Western Digital 1tb WD10EARS hard drive
550watt Cooler Master power supply
Windows 10 Home Premium 64 bit
Large Cooler Master Case
I don't really game anymore, but take lots of big photos (25mb) and process them in Adobe Lightroom. I want: fast image loading & post-processing in Lightroom, and fast copying on my drive.
My thinking is to upgrade my CPU and get a mobo to match (and also give USB 3.0). Thinking that a small SSD for Windows 10 and some programs would be a good call as well.
Considering these new parts:
Intel i5 4690
Gigabyte GA H97-D3H
100-250 gig SSD to pair with existing Hard drive
Will my other components be compatible?
Is the 4690 overkill? Would something else give better value? I'm not into overclocking.
My version of Windows 10 was the free upgrade from my OEM Windows 7. Will I be able to keep it?