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Last response: in Motherboards
October 1, 2013 3:10:43 PM

My setup is as follows:

Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Intel I7 - 860 Quad CPU.
8GB Ram
AMD Radeon HD 6800
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

I need to build a test server for study that will run the following:
Windows Server 2012
Windows SQL Server 2012
Windows SharePoint Server 2013

** I am short on memory and I have read several threads where people have trouble expanding this MB to 16GB. I would also like to go to 24GB Ram for this setup as those are the minimum build specs on this platform.

Any thoughts?
I really may just try to go to 16GB if I can find the right memory and make it work.
I would like to salvage the CPU, it was expensive and is really a killer CPU for home/test use.
Has anyone upgraded to a newer/better motherboard that can handle more memory and still use these components?
I also may go to a fast SSD for the OS. I have not looked at these in a couple years and I imagine we have some nice affordable choices now.

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a c 1163 V Motherboard
a c 360 À AMD
a c 307 Ĉ ASUS
October 1, 2013 3:26:55 PM

Not many LGA 1156 boards left in retail on the market. CPU only works in those so either stick to what you got or do a platform upgrade, motherboard and CPU.
December 4, 2013 10:57:28 AM

My setup is this:

Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Intel i5 - 760 2.8Ghz Quad
8GB Ram
Asus EAH5770

So i noticed my videocard is getting outdated. Im playing the new "next-gen console" games on the pc and I have trouble playing the game like;
Low FPS / Errors that Quit the game / Shuddenly Exit Game / Etc.
Now i was thinking about to buy 1 new videocard that has Crossfire or Sli since this motherboard can have it. I can buy another later. then ill have a great video processing.
Price around €250,- per card. Is this a good choise? 2x Geforce GTX 760

I want to change my Motherboard and CPU together next year orso. (Maybe another extra 8gb ram).
Do you think this is a smart idea? And that the upcomming games that come in 5years will be playable on almost max settings?
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a c 1163 V Motherboard
a c 360 À AMD
a c 307 Ĉ ASUS
December 4, 2013 12:40:29 PM

GTX 760 will go good with your system and a massive upgrade from the 5770, worry about the dual card later probably after you upgrade the platform.
December 5, 2013 3:59:08 AM

thnx for the help