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06 Apr 2014   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
New Build

Hi all currently running a PQ5 Pro MB with a Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz, but thinking of upgrading, want to upgrade as future proof as I can afford leaning towards Intel board

been looking at a MSI MPower Max board with a i7 processor any thoughts, do u have this board ? are there any similar boards I not looked up yet ? should look at ?


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06 Apr 2014   #2
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Look at what your Doing not what the Board looks like, IE: Gaming go for a bigger faster board. Word n internet go for a lower powered board. But I will say 1 thing. Get a SSD and a quad core. I am still Running a 775 Q8200 on 4gb DDR3 and I have no trouble...
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06 Apr 2014   #3
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
Look at what your Doing not what the Board looks like, IE: Gaming go for a bigger faster board. Word n internet go for a lower powered board. But I will say 1 thing. Get a SSD and a quad core. I am still Running a 775 Q8200 on 4gb DDR3 and I have no trouble...
Only running DDR2 but can run 3 but not worth the upgrade on my PQ5 not gaming but use PSP a lot and mix music and video

mainly thinking of upgrading dew to annoying bios problems with my MB plus think its time
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06 Apr 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you are upgrading to a recent Intel processor, you will need to replace the RAM and go with DDR3.

Most people get more bang for the buck out of an upper level i5 rather than an i7, but you might be an exception if your applications can take advantage of hyper-threading and if budget is not a major concern.

I'd choose the board based on required features and whether or not you have any intention of overclocking. Do you intend to overclock?
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06 Apr 2014   #5
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are upgrading to a recent Intel processor, you will need to replace the RAM and go with DDR3.

Most people get more bang for the buck out of an upper level i5 rather than an i7, but you might be an exception if your applications can take advantage of hyper-threading and if budget is not a major concern.

I'd choose the board based on required features and whether or not you have any intention of overclocking. Do you intend to overclock?
I'm expecting to have to upgrade everything except windows seven my drives and cd roms just need the most upgradeable BM on the market at the Mo so to speak
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06 Apr 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
my drives and cd roms just need the most upgradeable BM on the market at the Mo so to speak
Do you intend to overclock?

What's "BM"?

Much more info needed--budget, intended tasks, required features, where you intend to buy, etc.

Do you intend to replace just these 3 parts: CPU, RAM, motherboard?
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06 Apr 2014   #7
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
my drives and cd roms just need the most upgradeable BM on the market at the Mo so to speak
Do you intend to overclock?

What's "BM"?

Much more info needed--budget, intended tasks, required features, where you intend to buy, etc.

Do you intend to replace just these 3 parts: CPU, RAM, motherboard?
opps ment MB

replace MB, Ram and CPU
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06 Apr 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you intend to overclock?

Much more info needed---required features on the motherboard (such as number of ports), most common tasks for the computer, most stressful task anticipated, most often used programs, etc.

A link to your chosen vendor and a budget would help.

Is your current Windows license a retail version or an OEM version or?
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07 Apr 2014   #9
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

just want to know what's the best Intel board out there at the moment what's top dog ??? the only thing id need is plenty of sata ports and it to be i7 is it "haswell" 4770 k compatible

my win 7 64 bit ultimate is retail
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07 Apr 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Asus Sabertooth Z87

16 GB GSKill DDR3 2400 PC3-19200 Memory

i7 4770k

EVGA GTX 770
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