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October 13, 2013 4:34:26 PM

This is my pc: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

(Crappy) I recently bought the GTX 650 ti 2gb boosted ( should have get the better one) and 450w power supply, which lead to unbalanced CPU and GPU and I thought of buying a new CPU which is an i5 3570k or 4670k... I just want you to check if I could install i5 CPU to this mother board or do i need to get new motherboard... if its a amd motherboard then can you suggest to me any AMD CPU that is at least close in performance like i5... to buy a new cpu and motherboard would cost me more money than a new amd cpu...( Sorry for my English)

Thanks in advance to any replies!
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October 13, 2013 4:41:39 PM

didn't socket, so no, intel processor on a motherboard for AMD.
a new motherboard/cpu is the way to go. the existing one only support AMD old APU.
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October 13, 2013 5:18:48 PM

Generally it would probably be better to start from scratch than make a retail system work.
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October 13, 2013 5:58:31 PM

Alenlee said:
This is my pc: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

(Crappy) I recently bought the GTX 650 ti 2gb boosted ( should have get the better one) and 450w power supply, which lead to unbalanced CPU and GPU and I thought of buying a new CPU which is an i5 3570k or 4670k... I just want you to check if I could install i5 CPU to this mother board or do i need to get new motherboard... if its a amd motherboard then can you suggest to me any AMD CPU that is at least close in performance like i5... to buy a new cpu and motherboard would cost me more money than a new amd cpu...( Sorry for my English)

Thanks in advance to any replies!


You'll need a FM1 processor to fit into that motherboard, if you'd want the Intel CPU-you'll need a new motherboard for LGA1150 Socket, and if you'd like a new AMD CPU. You'll still need a new motherboard, and you'll most likely want AM3+ socket and a CPU to fit it. You can not fit an Intel CPU into an AMD motherboard.
And you have to pay attention to the CPU and mobo socket types!

Now you were looking at a 240 dollar intel CPU, so with that 240 dollars, you could simply go with these two components.
CPU:FX-6200
Motherboard: AsRock 990FX
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October 13, 2013 8:15:17 PM

Jake Wenta said:
Alenlee said:
This is my pc: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

(Crappy) I recently bought the GTX 650 ti 2gb boosted ( should have get the better one) and 450w power supply, which lead to unbalanced CPU and GPU and I thought of buying a new CPU which is an i5 3570k or 4670k... I just want you to check if I could install i5 CPU to this mother board or do i need to get new motherboard... if its a amd motherboard then can you suggest to me any AMD CPU that is at least close in performance like i5... to buy a new cpu and motherboard would cost me more money than a new amd cpu...( Sorry for my English)

Thanks in advance to any replies!


You'll need a FM1 processor to fit into that motherboard, if you'd want the Intel CPU-you'll need a new motherboard for LGA1150 Socket, and if you'd like a new AMD CPU. You'll still need a new motherboard, and you'll most likely want AM3+ socket and a CPU to fit it. You can not fit an Intel CPU into an AMD motherboard.
And you have to pay attention to the CPU and mobo socket types!

Now you were looking at a 240 dollar intel CPU, so with that 240 dollars, you could simply go with these two components.
This CPU:FX-6200
Motherboard: AsRock 990FX

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-6Gbps-Motherboards...
and this http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...
should be good right ?
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October 14, 2013 11:46:56 PM

Alenlee said:
Jake Wenta said:
Alenlee said:
This is my pc: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

(Crappy) I recently bought the GTX 650 ti 2gb boosted ( should have get the better one) and 450w power supply, which lead to unbalanced CPU and GPU and I thought of buying a new CPU which is an i5 3570k or 4670k... I just want you to check if I could install i5 CPU to this mother board or do i need to get new motherboard... if its a amd motherboard then can you suggest to me any AMD CPU that is at least close in performance like i5... to buy a new cpu and motherboard would cost me more money than a new amd cpu...( Sorry for my English)

Thanks in advance to any replies!


You'll need a FM1 processor to fit into that motherboard, if you'd want the Intel CPU-you'll need a new motherboard for LGA1150 Socket, and if you'd like a new AMD CPU. You'll still need a new motherboard, and you'll most likely want AM3+ socket and a CPU to fit it. You can not fit an Intel CPU into an AMD motherboard.
And you have to pay attention to the CPU and mobo socket types!

Now you were looking at a 240 dollar intel CPU, so with that 240 dollars, you could simply go with these two components.
This CPU:FX-6200
Motherboard: AsRock 990FX

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-6Gbps-Motherboards...
and this http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...
should be good right ?


Not really, no. The two components I've provided are equivalent to the price of your choosen CPU alone. And provide much higher performance. As well as overclocking ability-to the power supplies and motherboards ability of course.
However if you are keen on getting an intel. May I offer two more components?
AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lc84 8-core, high overclock capability >4ghz
Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1b3Fa 4-core, not sure how it'll overclock, 3.4ghz
Same price, big performance difference. I'm not deciding for you, just suggesting. You can go with anyone-not my PC.
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October 15, 2013 1:27:44 AM

Jake Wenta said:
Alenlee said:
Jake Wenta said:
Alenlee said:
This is my pc: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

(Crappy) I recently bought the GTX 650 ti 2gb boosted ( should have get the better one) and 450w power supply, which lead to unbalanced CPU and GPU and I thought of buying a new CPU which is an i5 3570k or 4670k... I just want you to check if I could install i5 CPU to this mother board or do i need to get new motherboard... if its a amd motherboard then can you suggest to me any AMD CPU that is at least close in performance like i5... to buy a new cpu and motherboard would cost me more money than a new amd cpu...( Sorry for my English)

Thanks in advance to any replies!


You'll need a FM1 processor to fit into that motherboard, if you'd want the Intel CPU-you'll need a new motherboard for LGA1150 Socket, and if you'd like a new AMD CPU. You'll still need a new motherboard, and you'll most likely want AM3+ socket and a CPU to fit it. You can not fit an Intel CPU into an AMD motherboard.
And you have to pay attention to the CPU and mobo socket types!

Now you were looking at a 240 dollar intel CPU, so with that 240 dollars, you could simply go with these two components.
This CPU:FX-6200
Motherboard: AsRock 990FX

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-6Gbps-Motherboards...
and this http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...
should be good right ?


Not really, no. The two components I've provided are equivalent to the price of your choosen CPU alone. And provide much higher performance. As well as overclocking ability-to the power supplies and motherboards ability of course.
However if you are keen on getting an intel. May I offer two more components?
AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lc84 8-core, high overclock capability >4ghz
Intel: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1b3Fa 4-core, not sure how it'll overclock, 3.4ghz
Same price, big performance difference. I'm not deciding for you, just suggesting. You can go with anyone-not my PC.


I think ill go w the amds and one more question i have a 400w psu would that be ok for the use of the fx-8350 and the current gtx 650 ti that i have? (will get new psu soon for OC)
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October 15, 2013 2:43:39 AM

A 450W PSU would be fairly better.
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