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Windows 7: Updating computer - not gaming though

15 Sep 2015   #1
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
Updating computer - not gaming though

My computer is about 7 years old. I made it when the i7 came out and Geforce 8800gtx was the rage.

I'm now going off gaming and use it for general use. I have turn tables connected to the PC and use this regularly.

I want to upgrade my motherboard and processor. I want go keep my ddr3 muskin ram and my new graphics card.

I want something a bit more modern and faster (well today's specs). I want the motherboard to support my current ram and sata hard drives.

I would also like digital audio so I can use this for my turn turn tables... I don't suppose it would make much difference otherwise?

I saw something like this on eBay for example 321814144951

What are your thoughts. My current specs are in my sig.

Many thanks


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16 Sep 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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19 Sep 2015   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You didn't mention what your budget was, but AddRAM's suggestions are solid choices.
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20 Sep 2015   #4
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

A few hundred pounds
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20 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I doubt it would be much of an upgrade going to an AMD cpu.
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20 Sep 2015   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I doubt it would be much of an upgrade going to an AMD cpu.
Depends on the CPU. A 4 GHz quad or 8 core would give acceptable performance at a lower cost than a new Intel system, but the performance edge definitely belongs to Intel. Especially with the 4790K.
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20 Sep 2015   #7
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

So for around £250 you can get Asus z97 and a Intel 4690K? Seems reasonable. There are so many z97 to choose from, the cheapest seems the Pro ' P'.

Thanks
Dan
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20 Sep 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You`d have to tell us how much that is in US dollars, my currency converter is broken :)

Should be about $388

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...ollars&es_th=1

A 4690K over here is $239

Intel Core i5-4690K Haswell Refresh Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I54690K - Newegg.com - Newegg.com

So with 250 pounds you`d still have near $150 for a board.
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23 Sep 2015   #9
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Parts are on their way. I'll update when they're here.
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23 Sep 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay we do indeed expect pictures
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