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Can my system run this I7?

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October 11, 2013 12:53:29 PM

I plan on getting this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... soon for my sysyem upgrade as i belieave my processor is the only thing holding me back.
Specs: 8gb ram
Board: BIOSTAR Group A960G+ (not sure how good this is)
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz(not sure how good this is)
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3.60 gigahertz AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter] 2gb

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October 11, 2013 12:58:28 PM

You listed an AMD motherboard so no it will not work in that board you need a motherboard with socket LGA1150 to use that processor or you need to buy a AM3+ processor that would work with your motherboard check out this one its awesome. Might need to upgrade your power supply to use it though. And your motherboard kinda sucks anyways with the money you would save buying AMD you can afford a motherboard and processor for the price of that intel chip though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 11, 2013 1:04:26 PM

No you would have to replace the motherboard to use the i7. The FX you have is an AM3+ slot. You need a LGA-1150 slot. I would suggest this motherboard.

If you don't want to replace the motherboard, this will be the best processor your motherboard can support. I would upgrade to PSU to a 650-700w for that chip.

Here are the two chips in a comparison.

I would not recommend the 9590 though, rather I would get this. It is slightly lesser than the i7, but the difference isn't usually noticeable.

Here are the two chips in comparison.
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October 11, 2013 1:05:29 PM

Your motherboard will only use AMD CPUs. You can use an FX-6300 which is considered a pretty good budget gaming CPU. Before upgrading, make sure you update your motherboard's BIOS to ensure compatibility with the new CPU. To update it follow the instructions in your manual and on the Biostar support website for your specific motherboard.
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October 11, 2013 1:52:00 PM

From the way you say you want to upgrade the CPU on your system to the i7 I'm taking it for granted you have everything already and your just wanting to upgrade the CPU. Your motherboard is a AM3+ and no Intel CPUs can run on it. SO you have a choice buy a new motherboard and get the i7, this means you'll have to reinstall the motherboard drivers so you may just want to reinstall windows. I'm not sure what AMD CPU you currently have but the fastest FX model that board supports is the FX-6300 3.5Ghz. The fastest 8-core model is the FX-8300 3.3Ghz. I don't see any available anywhere, so the next fastest is theFX-8140 which is also rare and is a 3.2Ghz. The choice is yours, get a FX-6300, or get a new motherboard and the i7 & reinstall windows.
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October 11, 2013 1:59:33 PM

larkspur said:
Your motherboard will only use AMD CPUs. You can use an FX-6300 which is considered a pretty good budget gaming CPU. Before upgrading, make sure you update your motherboard's BIOS to ensure compatibility with the new CPU. To update it follow the instructions in your manual and on the Biostar support website for your specific motherboard.


so what would be the best cpu i could get with my power supply cause im trying to stream games without lag and makes videos for high end games
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October 11, 2013 2:19:44 PM

Looking at your supported CPU list, all of those models are 95-watt maximum TDP. The only place I could find the FX-8300 (it's an 8 core 95-watt chip) was on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-Bulk-AMD-FX-8300-Visher...

Otherwise, the FX-6300 (6 core 95-watt chip) is widely available. The 6300 is clocked a bit higher than the 8300 so it does better in most lightly-threaded gaming situations, but the 8300 is better for highly-threaded applications such as video work.

Here's the list of supported CPUs (and if you decide to get one make sure you update the BIOS first): http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_...
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October 11, 2013 2:28:09 PM

thanks everyone really helpful
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October 11, 2013 2:31:43 PM

Usually the main draw on the power supply comes from the VGA card going from a FX-4100 to a FX-6300 shouldn't require changing your power supply.
If you plan on over clocking the system you may want to go up to a 600w or 650w if you have the money. However your board is a cost down version and may not support overclocking, and it doesn't support SLI so that is no concern.
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October 11, 2013 2:43:07 PM

Your PSU will be fine with that config.

I do want to echo what others have said in that: If you were willing to spend the money on an i7-4770k then why not buy an i5-4670 (or a i5-4670k if you might want to overclock) and a decent budget motherboard (reuse your ram). Same cost or less than the i7 you were looking at and it will definitely outperform your other system and give you a new motherboard with SATA 6gb/s and USB 3.0 and all that jazz. Anyway, have fun!
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October 11, 2013 2:58:03 PM

larkspur said:
Your PSU will be fine with that config.

I do want to echo what others have said in that: If you were willing to spend the money on an i7-4770k then why not buy an i5-4670 (or a i5-4670k if you might want to overclock) and a decent budget motherboard (reuse your ram). Same cost or less than the i7 you were looking at and it will definitely outperform your other system and give you a new motherboard with SATA 6gb/s and USB 3.0 and all that jazz. Anyway, have fun!
one more question i wont have to upgrade my psu if i just get the FX-8300 and if you dont mind could you link me a decent mother board that can run the i5-4670k just trying to stay in low 300 at most with the cost without upgrading my psu
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October 11, 2013 5:12:28 PM

With the FX-8300, you would be fine with your Corsair CX500. With the Intel Haswell (i5-4670k) there are some PSUs that apparently can't run them properly (something to do with Haswell's very low power consumption). I don't know if the CX500 is Haswell-compatible. You'll have to find someone who knows before getting the 4670k. Post another question about that specifically on the Components forum here on Tom's. But here's some reading from Corsair: http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/haswell-compatibility-wi...

For motherboards:
If you decide to overclock (now or maybe in the future) then something like an ASRock Extreme 4M. Here's the Extreme4M: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you aren't going to overclock then don't get the i5-4670k, instead get the i5-4670 (no 'k'). It should be a little cheaper. At that point, motherboard selection comes down to features... if you aren't going to do SLI or CrossFire then something like this is fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 15, 2013 4:57:03 PM

For motherboards I tend to stick with the top tier manufacturers Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. For $140 to $160 how about these models:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the CPU you could go with the i5-4670K $239.99, if you don't want to over clock you can get the non "K" version $219.99. You can also step down to the i5-4570 for $199.99 which is a 3.2Ghz a little slower then the i5-4670 which is a 3.4Ghz. I doubt you'd notice the difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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