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Windows 7: Can you help me upgrade my PC?

30 Dec 2014   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Core i5 4690K Soket 1150 3.5GHz 6MB Cache 22nm ─░┼

Intel i5-4690K CPU for 704 lira.

GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Intel Z97 Soket 1150 DDR3 3200MHz(O.C) HDMI&DVI Anakart - Vatan Bilgisayar

Gigabyte GA-Z97X gaming motherboard for 522 lira

Those 2 would be a good start.

Total price somewhere around $550 to $600 I think.

I don't read Turkish language, so I am limited in my searching at that site.

Add in a graphics card. I don't game, so someone else will have to help you with that.

I did not look at RAM. At most, you'd need 8 GB of new RAM.

If you have no interest in overclocking your processor, you could certainly step down to an Intel 4690 CPU and a cheaper motherboard with an H97 chipset rather than the Z97. That would save you 200 or 300 lira.

Do those prices for the CPU and motherboard sound OK to you?

An SSD would be strongly suggested if it fits into your budget.


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30 Dec 2014   #12
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you!! You did much better than I thought on that website which doesn't support English language

CPU is perfect (price - performance comparison)

what do you think about this motherboard
Is this one going to be enough for me?

Msi Z87-G45 Gaming ─░ntel Z87 Soket 1150 Ddr3 3000Mhz(O.C.) Sata 3.0 Usb 3.0 Anakart - Vatan Bilgisayar


I do have 120gb SSD right now.. Maybe will get one more later.

for those who is going to suggest a GPU, I have this on my mind;

MSI GTX980 GAMING GDDR5 4GB 256Bit Nvidia GeForce DX12 Ekran Kart─▒ - Vatan Bilgisayar

what do you think?
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30 Dec 2014   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gercan63 View Post
Thank you!! You did much better than I thought on that website which doesn't support English language

CPU is perfect (price - performance comparison)

what do you think about this motherboard
Is this one going to be enough for me?
You first need to decide if you might want to overclock the CPU.

If you don't: look for the 4690 CPU rather than the 4690K. Look for a motherboard with an H87 series chipset rather than Z series. You will save money. A K series processor is pretty much a waste of money if you are not overclocking.

If you do: you would need a K series processor like the 4690K and you would need a motherboard with a Z chipset. A Z87 would be fine.

You don't need an H97 or Z97 chipset motherboard with a 4690 or 4690K "Haswell" processor. The 97 series chipsets allow you to use a "Broadwell" processor, which are slightly newer than "Haswell".

That MSI Z87 would be fine, but I don't have any personal experience with it and you don't need the Z if not overclocking. It would work, but you don't need it.

If you do want to overclock, you would probably also need to buy another CPU cooler. The cooler that comes with Intel processors is fine for a non-overclocked system, but not fine if you want to do more than a little bit of overclocking.
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30 Dec 2014   #14
gercan63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got your point..

I wasn't thinking to Overclock since I have never done before. But my budget seems enough to have get extra cooler for CPU so I think I will go with K series processor and Z87 motherboard. Then I will need some professional help to overclock

You have been really helpful... thanks
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30 Dec 2014   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gercan63 View Post
Got your point..

I wasn't thinking to Overclock since I have never done before. But my budget seems enough to have get extra cooler for CPU so I think I will go with K series processor and Z87 motherboard. Then I will need some professional help to overclock

You have been really helpful... thanks
OK. Go with a K processor and a Z87 chipset.

You could go to a Z97 chipset that would allow you to use a "Broadwell" CPU, but I don't think they have actually been released yet. But if you aren't going to buy for 6 months, you might want to consider it.

After you have decided on the motherboard, then you need to find out if your existing RAM is compatible. You would need DDR3, but I don't know if the DDR3 you have now is necessarily compatible DDR3. Maybe or maybe not.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212 is a good and inexpensive overclocking CPU cooler if available to you.

For the last $30 to $50, you might want to buy some new case fans.
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