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Windows 7: Please help me to upgrade

28 Nov 2010   #11
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What do you plan on doing with your new system?
If your planning to overclock you might want to get a better motherboard.
Graphics programs will like more RAM.
Do you want/need quad core or is dual core going to work for you?

Don't see any Gigabyte 1156 motherboards on that site, do you have another source?

The less expensive 1156 socket boards are listed with waiting periods for delivery, like Dec. 9 and 17.

For starters, this system has a lower end motherboard, good mid range i5 quad CPU, good RAM.

Asus P7H55-M PRO IH55 Motherboard w/A8 + G + LK + SATA2 + DVI + HDMI - R1,267
No stock - expected Friday 17 December.
If you can get some more money or wait a while, get a better motherboard. Or find one that is available sooner.
I would stay with Gigabyte or Asus.

Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz LGA1156 Processor - 3.33GHz TB; 4x256kb L2; 8MB L3; 4 Core 4 Thread - R1,792
This is a good processor, for the prices on this website this is the best deal.

Corsair DDR3-1600 4GB (2x2GB) Core i7 Memory Module Kit - R925
Good memory, should be no compatibility issues, check the motherboard site for the compatible list before you buy.

Total: R3,984

Only problem is the availability of the motherboard.


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29 Nov 2010   #12
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
What do you plan on doing with your new system?
If your planning to overclock you might want to get a better motherboard.
Graphics programs will like more RAM.
Do you want/need quad core or is dual core going to work for you?

Don't see any Gigabyte 1156 motherboards on that site, do you have another source?

The less expensive 1156 socket boards are listed with waiting periods for delivery, like Dec. 9 and 17.

For starters, this system has a lower end motherboard, good mid range i5 quad CPU, good RAM.

Asus P7H55-M PRO IH55 Motherboard w/A8 + G + LK + SATA2 + DVI + HDMI - R1,267
No stock - expected Friday 17 December.
If you can get some more money or wait a while, get a better motherboard. Or find one that is available sooner.
I would stay with Gigabyte or Asus.

Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz LGA1156 Processor - 3.33GHz TB; 4x256kb L2; 8MB L3; 4 Core 4 Thread - R1,792
This is a good processor, for the prices on this website this is the best deal.

Corsair DDR3-1600 4GB (2x2GB) Core i7 Memory Module Kit - R925
Good memory, should be no compatibility issues, check the motherboard site for the compatible list before you buy.

Total: R3,984

Only problem is the availability of the motherboard.
Thanks mate but I can an MB, its a H55M-USB3 do you this this is a good board for 1156 socket and for my purpose of playing games? It costs R1299 at computer mania please can you check here to because if I buy here I can get to is faster and maybe discount coz I am an regular customer and I can get things for stock prise and I dont have to worry about the courier costs.Computer Mania Catalog October 2009
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29 Nov 2010   #13
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Core7. Do you mean this one: GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard Review :: Introduction :: Motherboards.org ?

If so, it gets good reviews. I'm in agreement with Dave76.
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30 Nov 2010   #14
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes thats the one...
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30 Nov 2010   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That motherboard will work fine for you.

Let us know what you decide to get.
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30 Nov 2010   #16
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes I will do so when I ave the right amount of money.....I still want an core i7
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30 Nov 2010   #17
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you go for an i7, which is a great idea if you can afford it, you'll need an X58 socket 1366 motherboard. I had a look on the Sybaritic site and the best deal appears to be this:

Intel Socket 1366 - MSI X58A-GD65 IX58 Motherboard w/A8 + LK + FW + SATA6 RAID : Sybaritic - South African Online Computer Store

It's R2,000. I've never used MSI myself but they're a respected brand. I haven't read a review on this so google it
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30 Nov 2010   #18
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Looking at the prices for a board, a CPU and 6GB of 1333 RAM that looks to be about R5,500.
It really depends on what you want to do. I doubt I'd notice any difference in performance and I kind of wish I'd realised that before I shelled out for my rig.
Upgrading is addictive and there is always something better.
Also, it's like having a Ferrari to drive down to the shops.
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30 Nov 2010   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

John,

You can get i7-8xx series that go on a 1156 motherboard.

The i7-9xx series use the 1366 motherboard.

The higher end i7-8xx benchmark and get higher reviews than the lower end i7-9xx CPUs, upgradability is one issue to consider.

As the market seems to always do, both these motherboards will hit end of life before too long. Already rumors of a new socket.
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01 Dec 2010   #20
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
John,

You can get i7-8xx series that go on a 1156 motherboard.

The i7-9xx series use the 1366 motherboard.

The higher end i7-8xx benchmark and get higher reviews than the lower end i7-9xx CPUs, upgradability is one issue to consider.

As the market seems to always do, both these motherboards will hit end of life before too long. Already rumors of a new socket.
I yes I want the core i7 that fits on an 1156 board check out that other link computer mania forget about sybaritic for a while fi have time please here is also an upgrade page there.
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