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Will this computer build with these upgrades work? I am not good with computers at all.

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December 2, 2013 9:00:53 AM

Case 1 x NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case-Black
Case Lighting None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion None-
Processor 1 x AMD FX-4100 CPU (4x 3.60GHz/4MB L2 Cache)-
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive None-
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD]-Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-G.Skill Ripjaws X
Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon HD 6750 - 1GB-Single Card
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
Motherboard 1 x ASUS M5A97 -- AMD 970-
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface 1 x Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface-
Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt - Standard-
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive None-
Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer None-
Meter Display None-
USB Expansion None-
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit

I want to upgrade my processor to an i5 4670k quad core. I want to upgrade my motherboard to an Intel z87. If someone could link me to better or cheaper mother board I would really appreciate it! Thank you.

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December 2, 2013 9:09:55 AM

your gonna need to change cooling as well. Just look for parts that fit a 1150 socket
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December 2, 2013 10:05:46 AM

Hayesthemage said:
taz0697 said:
your gonna need to change cooling as well. Just look for parts that fit a 1150 socket


http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Alpine-11-Rev-Cooler/dp/B0... DOES work?

yes that cooler would work for a 4670k but you will also need to find a motherboard with a 1150 socket

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December 2, 2013 10:15:33 AM

So I need separate cooling for my processor and motherboard?
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December 2, 2013 10:18:04 AM

So I need separate cooling for my processor and motherboard?
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December 2, 2013 10:49:00 AM

yup that mobo will work for the 4670k
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December 2, 2013 11:31:41 AM

I find it very entertaining when people do a budget build around one of the worst amd chips ever made and become so disappointed with the performance they feel the need to drop everything and sped $400 on a new intel CPU/MB combo lol. My suggestion is to throw one of the much improved 2nd gen FX 6/8 core chips in there for $100-150, spend $25 on an air cooler to clock to 4+ Ghz and use the saved $225-250 on a real graphics card like a 270X/760/280X and end up with a well rounded practical machine.
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December 2, 2013 12:07:59 PM

cmi86 said:
I find it very entertaining when people do a budget build around one of the worst amd chips ever made and become so disappointed with the performance they feel the need to drop everything and sped $400 on a new intel CPU/MB combo lol. My suggestion is to throw one of the much improved 2nd gen FX 6/8 core chips in there for $100-150, spend $25 on an air cooler to clock to 4+ Ghz and use the saved $225-250 on a real graphics card like a 270X/760/280X and end up with a well rounded practical machine.


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December 2, 2013 12:09:23 PM

You really think that would be better? I am just trying to get more smoothness for games. Just get a newer fx CPU?
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December 2, 2013 2:25:23 PM

A 2nd gen FX cpu will make good gains as they are roughly 20% faster than previous gen FX's. However the biggest thing for you to get smooth game play will be to get an actual gaming graphics card. No offense but your graphics card isn't designed for gaming at all. Even a run of the mill 7850/650Ti Boost will be light years faster than your current 6750 for gaming. People make it seem like having an intel cpu is the god send to gaming and will instantly give you a million FPS but in all honesty if you would have wasted all that money on a new cpu/mb combo and slapped your old graphics card in to it you would have ran into the same exact issues. That said I'd look in to a 6/8 core 2nd generation "piledriver" FX. a good aftermarket cooler such as the inexpensive 212 Evo and a solid mid range GPU such as the 2 i suggested above. You will not even recognize your old machine.
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December 2, 2013 3:02:06 PM

cmi86 said:
A 2nd gen FX cpu will make good gains as they are roughly 20% faster than previous gen FX's. However the biggest thing for you to get smooth game play will be to get an actual gaming graphics card. No offense but your graphics card isn't designed for gaming at all. Even a run of the mill 7850/650Ti Boost will be light years faster than your current 6750 for gaming. People make it seem like having an intel cpu is the god send to gaming and will instantly give you a million FPS but in all honesty if you would have wasted all that money on a new cpu/mb combo and slapped your old graphics card in to it you would have ran into the same exact issues. That said I'd look in to a 6/8 core 2nd generation "piledriver" FX. a good aftermarket cooler such as the inexpensive 212 Evo and a solid mid range GPU such as the 2 i suggested above. You will not even recognize your old machine.
Will these be good and work?? Thank you so much for the help http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJHSFG/ref=ox_sc_a...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YU56/ref=ox_sc_a...

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December 2, 2013 3:13:36 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OpWp

Here ya go I found you a cheaper 8320 saving $40 bucks and added about $20 to the graphics card to get you a modern Radeon R9-270X which is basically a 7870 with an overclock and is a good amount faster for a very small amount of money. Got ya a little extra go fast and saved ya $20 bucks.
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December 2, 2013 3:21:43 PM

So both of those will work with my current pc and I do not need to purchase anything else?? sorry for the questions.
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December 3, 2013 7:44:01 AM

The graphics card will without a doubt as your description shows you have a 500w PSU and PCI-e 2.0 slots are all the same. The CPU is 100% compatible as well given your board has the 1602 BIOS. If it doesn't no biggie with the old CPU in place just download the auto BIOS updater from asus, run it and you are ready to go. Just put the new CPU in and done.
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