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Windows 7: Motherboard and CPU Rec's

26 Jan 2014   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Won't hurt them ! Yes I would think it could be the smartest direction short of getting a good Intel mobo and then stuggling with a i3 CPU till you can go i7 and sell off the i3 for what ever it brings.


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26 Jan 2014   #12
linnemeyerhere

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26 Jan 2014   #13
BananaMann

Windows 7
 
 

Ok and going with the AMD solution, what PSU would I need to power my components? Just a budget that will operate them well.
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26 Jan 2014   #14
linnemeyerhere

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I like MSi but I've built off the ASRock and it's bad ass as well. Of course ASUS is great but it commands a premium and when trying to stretch your money it helps having the other choices....
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26 Jan 2014   #15
linnemeyerhere

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What PSU are you running now?
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26 Jan 2014   #16
BananaMann

Windows 7
 
 

500watt PSU
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26 Jan 2014   #17
linnemeyerhere

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I think you could be ok for now with a good 500 w. Stage 2 then look to upgrade to Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec or EVGA and I would look for 650-850 in a gold rating.
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26 Jan 2014   #18
BananaMann

Windows 7
 
 

Well basically I just want to be able to play games smoothly and no fps drops just because theres a lot of people around me. Still the AMD Solution?
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26 Jan 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

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That's your call. If yo have only around 200 to spend you won't be disapointed with that mobo and 8 core. If you want to have a Intel then you need to step into a quality mobo and then go cheap with the i3 then jump later with a PSU and i5 or i7 and it's still Haswell and it's on it's way out for the new Z97 mobo's and revised chips due soon.
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