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Offline psychomonkey

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new motherboard
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:43:09 PM »
I'm looking to buy a new motherboard. Something for gaming but nothing super pricey. Any ideas? I might also need new ram since i keep having crashes. Going to run a memtest to make sure.

These are my current specs:
windows 7 64 bit,
vid card: gtx 460
power supply: corsair tx 750
ram: gskill DDR II 4gb
processor: intel core 2 duo cpu 2.66 GHz
mother board:asus p5ne sli
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int..._775/P5NE_SLI/


Oh! i'm also in the market for a external HD.
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 10:54:33 PM »
Whats the CPU slot on your current mobo? 1155?

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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 11:04:56 PM »
umm how would i find out what the CPU slot is?
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 11:33:46 PM »
CPU slot types would be listed on the mobo and the CPU, do you know the exact make/model of either the CPU or mobo? Slot types dictate what type of CPU or Motherboard you can use since you can't fit an off-slot CPU into a mobo built for another CPU type.

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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 11:50:37 PM »
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 11:58:31 PM »
ah, well i'm running a memtest right now but as soon as i get a chance i'll let you know.
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 08:02:37 AM »
My recommendation is this its 167$ but there isn't much else on the market unless you are willing to go used. Skip getting an external hard drive, you can buy an internal clunky 7200 RPM and get a low price per gigabyte because the mobo has the extra SATA ports.

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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 09:34:39 AM »
That setup is so old that at this point you might as well upgrade all your internals. Get a newer board/proc/memory. A "new" 775 board by itself won't really do much good.  You won't notice any real improvement in games if that's all you do. If you can't afford all of that right now, I'd say wait until you can. Don't toss good money down the drain in keeping an old rig on life support.
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 10:26:57 AM »
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That setup is so old that at this point you might as well upgrade all your internals. Get a newer board/proc/memory. A "new" 775 board by itself won't really do much good.  You won't notice any real improvement in games if that's all you do. If you can't afford all of that right now, I'd say wait until you can. Don't toss good money down the drain in keeping an old rig on life support.

Exactly, the only difference between this board and your old board is the North and South bridge. Unless your motherboard is failing then you might as well save up and build a new right. Today is Cyber Monday, and it is the best day of the year to order computer parts; if your going to build a rig you could probably throw something pretty spiffy together for 700-850 dollars. There is a great website called logical increments that scales computer parts in terms of cost so you don't bottle neck your system from inexperience. Having said that, if your system is running otherwise - - it would make a great HTPC with that graphics card.

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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 02:17:29 PM »
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2013, 02:50:19 PM »
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Budget combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130731
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/intel-pentium-g3420-3-20-ghz-processor-socket-h3-lga-1150-dual-core-2/254435157.html

- faster than what you have now
- more energy efficient
- more ram
- costs less than the supermicro board recommended above


You got the newegg e-mail for cyber monday as well I see! The RAM is already sold out, and its normal price is closer ended at 75$ USD. He could just get an LG1155 i3 and 4GB of DDR3 as well as a motherboard and be current gen whilst carrying the 460 over as well as the PSU+Case.

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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2013, 03:32:50 PM »
This one's not sold out (yet): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313353

LGA 1150 is the newest. I actually bought a ton of these recently (replacing all my old Athlon 64s).
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013, 05:32:54 PM »
I think I'm going to have to save up if I want to get board/proc/ram. Right now I can only really afford to get the board. My motherboard is fine for now (I think) I was getting bsod recently and thought it might be that, my vid card drivers or ram. doesn't look like it's the ram. But thanks for the recommendations.
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2014, 10:05:32 PM »
Quote from: Renouille;1376368
Budget combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130731
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/intel-pentium-g3420-3-20-ghz-processor-socket-h3-lga-1150-dual-core-2/254435157.html

- faster than what you have now
- more energy efficient
- more ram
- costs less than the supermicro board recommended above

Been a while but are these still good upgrades?
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Re: new motherboard
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 07:53:08 PM »
For the price I would say yes. The items Renouille listed (mobo/cpu/ram) come to $193.97 from newegg. That's pretty decent. You could spend more on your cpu if you want to step it up a little bit.