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Can someone recommend me a new mobo and CPU?

#1Over_9000_Posted 3/13/2014 7:13:16 PM
Going to be upgrading my computer bit by bit, and with my CPU being the weakest part right now, I'll upgrade it first, and my Mobo out of necessity.

The only problem is, I'm rather out of the hardware loop of the last 3 or so years, not sure what's new/good/current, at all, so I'm coming here for specific advice.

What I *think* I want: i7, aftermarket cooler. No clue on motherboard, not sure what to look for in one.

My budget: $450(USD) or so max.
#232x2zPosted 3/13/2014 7:20:25 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12zPD
This would be a good setup for you.
#3Blobs_Posted 3/13/2014 7:42:31 PM
32x2z posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12zPD
This would be a good setup for you.


Is it that hard to type it out?
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#4Molt_CcCoyPosted 3/13/2014 7:44:48 PM
Do you have access to a microcenter TC?
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#532x2zPosted 3/13/2014 7:46:09 PM
Blobs_ posted...
32x2z posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12zPD
This would be a good setup for you.


Is it that hard to type it out?


Why would I type it out? It's a lot easier to post a link, that states where the product needs to be purchased, the price of the product, the products specifications, and the total cost, as opposed to typing the whole thing out. Is it that hard to open a link?
#6Over_9000_(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2014 7:47:05 PM
Molt_CcCoy posted...
Do you have access to a microcenter TC?


I've heard great things about microcenter, which makes me sad the closest one is 4 and a half hours away.
#7Molt_CcCoyPosted 3/13/2014 7:53:48 PM
Over_9000_ posted...
Molt_CcCoy posted...
Do you have access to a microcenter TC?


I've heard great things about microcenter, which makes me sad the closest one is 4 and a half hours away.


Ah darn, they have the best priced cpu/mobo combos. My next question is do you need an i7? Because if you are just gaming I would recommend a 4670k with a beastly cooler (h100i) instead. That can all be had with an msi z87-G45 for just under $450 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12hhX

but if you do want that i7 the second posts is a pretty good one
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#8Over_9000_(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2014 7:58:06 PM
Molt_CcCoy posted...
Over_9000_ posted...
Molt_CcCoy posted...
Do you have access to a microcenter TC?


I've heard great things about microcenter, which makes me sad the closest one is 4 and a half hours away.


Ah darn, they have the best priced cpu/mobo combos. My next question is do you need an i7? Because if you are just gaming I would recommend a 4670k with a beastly cooler (h100i) instead. That can all be had with an msi z87-G45 for just under $450 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12hhX

but if you do want that i7 the second posts is a pretty good one


I suppose I don't *need* an i7, since I don't really plan to do any streaming, although I may want to do some recording at some point. I hear many screen recording programs have become much less resource intensive so I'm not even sure if I'll need above an i5 for that.

For that matter I'm not even 100% sure I'll need an aftermarket cooler, I just bought a case that's supposed to be great for airflow and cooling, with lots of fans.
#9it_r_over9000Posted 3/13/2014 8:13:40 PM
Lol I saw this topic and thought it was mine from the user name.
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#10Molt_CcCoyPosted 3/13/2014 8:18:13 PM
Well if you plan to overclock I would recommend an aftermarket cooler. If you don't want to overclock get a locked processor and leave the stock fan on there
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