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Windows 7: help choosing a mbo ( upgrade)

22 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
help choosing a mbo ( upgrade)

well i recently decided its time to get a new case before i cook something

with that said i also decided on a cpu upgrade I7 3770k - current specs are in profile ( win 7 64 12 gbs of ram etc )

not noted iv also got a tv card and 2 cap cards sitting in the smaller pci slots ( pci 3 ?)

so with that i need to find a new mbo the old GA-X58A-UD3R just wont cut it im afraid

the case iv chosen is a thermal-take overseer


this isnt a water cooled set up so i guess im also wondering what extra fans i should get beyond that im looking at getting ether a BD reader or writer - now i konw most software players will bypass region coding how ever i was wondering if there is a drive i could buy that has the region flag set to all or has an easy way of doing so ?

thanks


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28 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okey so i might just go with an overclock aussming i can get the cpu to go over 3 giga hertz with out much trouble ? should i be looking at somthing else besides this Coolermaster CSCOSGC5000KKN1 CM STORM TROOPER SGC-5000-KKN1 BLK or a thermaletake overseer ?
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29 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When buying new parts, the first one you decide on is the Motherboard, not the last. Decide on the Motherboard and then get the CPU, memory and other things that will install on the MB.
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29 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
When buying new parts, the first one you decide on is the Motherboard, not the last. Decide on the Motherboard and then get the CPU, memory and other things that will install on the MB.
sorry iv decided not bother buying any new parts - just a new case - hence my post refering to an overclock !
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29 Sep 2012   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikezilla2 View Post

sorry iv decided not bother buying any new parts - just a new case - hence my post refering to an overclock !
Not enough info.

Cases generally don't have a lot to do with overclocking.

Why do you think your current case is inadequate and why do you think this particular new case is an improvement?

Have you tried and failed to overclock what you have?

Generally--if I wanted to overclock, I'd try to do so with the current case. The cooling in the current case may be better than the replacement for all we know---and you may be able to improve cooling in the current case.

If you want to buy a new case for some reason other than your overclocking intentions, go ahead and do that.
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29 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikezilla2 View Post

sorry iv decided not bother buying any new parts - just a new case - hence my post refering to an overclock !
Not enough info.

Cases generally don't have a lot to do with overclocking.

Why do you think your current case is inadequate and why do you think this particular new case is an improvement?

Have you tried and failed to overclock what you have?

Generally--if I wanted to overclock, I'd try to do so with the current case. The cooling in the current case may be better than the replacement for all we know---and you may be able to improve cooling in the current case.

If you want to buy a new case for some reason other than your overclocking intentions, go ahead and do that.
the current case is very very cramped that and iv been told that the air flow isnt very good i added an extra fan some time ago but yea , on top of that the usb ports on the front are busted ( broken) so the case as far as OCing gos is to improve the cooling that and its just a better case overall , iv not tried to overclock anything yet , i decided not to buy any new parts as i would have to replace the ram on top of the mbo , the point of my post was just to suss out what case i should be getting and just to get some help with ocing the currnt specs
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29 Sep 2012   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikezilla2 View Post

the current case is very very cramped that and iv been told that the air flow isnt very good i added an extra fan some time ago but yea , on top of that the usb ports on the front are busted ( broken) so the case as far as OCing gos is to improve the cooling that and its just a better case overall , iv not tried to overclock anything yet , i decided not to buy any new parts as i would have to replace the ram on top of the mbo , the point of my post was just to suss out what case i should be getting and just to get some help with ocing the currnt specs
What does "suss out" mean?

I'd probably start a thread in the overclocking section of these forums.

I'd at least try to overclock with the existing case, just to see how well it goes and to identify the shortcomings. If your CPU/motherboard combination doesn't overclock well, I wouldn't expect a new case to make a huge difference.

Cooling is a factor but a new case can't turn night into day. It may be that your current case can be cooled better than it is now, but we know nothing about that case. It remains unidentified.

Nor do we know anything about your CPU heatsink or fan setup---both of which are important for overclocking.
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29 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm still trying to understand what iv is. If you want a new case I will give you the guide lines I use when buying a new case.
1. Well known brand with known quality.
2. Big enough to have ease of working inside the case now and in the future.
3. The ability of clean and neat wire and harness arrangement. Makes me feel better and I get better cooling.
4. Ease of access to the back of motherboard for cpu cooler attachment or replacement.
5. The ability of moving things around inside the case like hard drive mounting brackets and frames.
6. The ability to add fans and other cooling devices If I so choose to.
7. Power supply on the bottom with it's own intake and exhaust ports and hopefully a filter in the intake port.
8. All intake fans that come with the case have filters.
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Other than cooling a case has nothing to do with over clocking.
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30 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikezilla2 View Post

the current case is very very cramped that and iv been told that the air flow isnt very good i added an extra fan some time ago but yea , on top of that the usb ports on the front are busted ( broken) so the case as far as OCing gos is to improve the cooling that and its just a better case overall , iv not tried to overclock anything yet , i decided not to buy any new parts as i would have to replace the ram on top of the mbo , the point of my post was just to suss out what case i should be getting and just to get some help with ocing the currnt specs
What does "suss out" mean?

I'd probably start a thread in the overclocking section of these forums.

I'd at least try to overclock with the existing case, just to see how well it goes and to identify the shortcomings. If your CPU/motherboard combination doesn't overclock well, I wouldn't expect a new case to make a huge difference.

Cooling is a factor but a new case can't turn night into day. It may be that your current case can be cooled better than it is now, but we know nothing about that case. It remains unidentified.

Nor do we know anything about your CPU heatsink or fan setup---both of which are important for overclocking.

i probbly will ,

thus is the case i have - everything else is pretty much set up as stock ie nothing fancy just what youd exspect from somone buliding there first computer -

you have no clue what suss out or suss means ?

Suss - Definition of Suss - English Slang Term Suss Defined

and "iv" is just short hand for " i have"

- thx bear , just trying to suss out(choose) what one i want

http://www.sevenforums.com/members/mikezilla2.html
those are my specs , i should probbly do a log
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30 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Let us know what you come up with after you do your shopping. If you follow the guide lines I posted you should do well.
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