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Windows 7: Upgrading my video card, could use feedback

28 Dec 2011   #11
AustinMan2028

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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All three will be fine together. Big question is what CPU are you planning on using?
The CPU I have currently. An Intel i7. 2.80 GHz
What's the exact model number of the CPU?

I ask because there are I7 models for Socket 1366, 1156, 1155, and 2011. Each is compatible only with its own socket type.

2.8 GHz suggests that it could be an I7-930 (Socket 1136), 860 (Socket 1156), or 2600s (Socket 1155). (There is as yet no 2.8 GHz I7 for Socket 2011.)

The motherboards you've selected are H67 (Socket 1155) ones. Unless your CPU is an I7-2600s (unusual), you have the wrong type.

Nice case? I don't own one, but Lan Li is highly regarded. Their "Lancool" (steel) series is relatively inexpensive (starts at less than $100).
The processor I have is an i7-860. So it's not compatible with these motherboards is what your saying.

I'm really glad I came here before buying anything


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28 Dec 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

An i7-860 Processor needs an 1156 socket motherboard like those listed here -Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1156

Intel previous processors -Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor - Specifications

Your specific processor - Intel® Core)
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28 Dec 2011   #13
AustinMan2028

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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An i7-860 Processor needs an 1156 socket motherboard like those listed here -Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1156

Intel previous processors -Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor - Specifications

Your specific processor - Intel® Core)
Thank you.
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28 Dec 2011   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome and good luck.

Also make sure you read and research before making any final purchases.

Peace
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28 Dec 2011   #15
AustinMan2028

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, I think I have everything now. Using the same Video card and PSU from before, I picked out this motherboard: Newegg.com - Intel BOXDH55TC LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard which should work fine with my i7-860 processor, correct?
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29 Dec 2011   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it will work, but you should also investigate its features----the number and type of ports and slots available.

It's an Intel board, which generally means good build quality, but difficult to overclock. If you have no intentions of overclocking, that wouldn't be an issue.
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29 Dec 2011   #17
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AustinMan2028 View Post
Okay, I think I have everything now. Using the same Video card and PSU from before, I picked out this motherboard: Newegg.com - Intel BOXDH55TC LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard which should work fine with my i7-860 processor, correct?
Looks OK.

(The 860 doesn't have a fully unlocked multiplier, so it's not a favorite among overclockers.)

Do you want a microATX board? That's OK if you don't need the peripheral slots.
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29 Dec 2011   #18
AustinMan2028

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have absolutely no intention of overclocking my CPU, so don't worry about that.
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