Hi, I'm quite set on getting the Intel Core i5 4570 with the aim to upgrade my GTX 460 sometime down the line. I've been looking at boards and wanted to ask a couple of things:
1. What considerations are there (if any) between socket 1150 and 1155 boards?
2. I'm not looking to overclock (much) and understand that more expensive boards are for this purpose. I'm simply looking for good compatibility between said CPU, GTX graphics cards, good audio support and Corsair RAM.
Thank you so much, this is super useful and gives me some much-needed direction!
I'm in South Africa, so will most likely be buying locally from the site linked to below. I have short-listed the following (from lowest to highest price) and was wondering what your thoughts are regarding the following mobos?
Maybe best thing to do is look mobo size first. If you have mATX case. Or plan to buy one. Then buy mATX mobo.
If you buy ATX case buy ATX mobo. First tell us what case you plan use then we can look best components for that one.
Look mobos like how much memory slots they do have and sata + pci-e ports. USB ports are importatant too.
So calculate how many you need. And take couple more than you need
550w PSU is enough for new cpu mobo combo + video card.
Yes. LGA 1150 is new. 1155 isi old. There is coming out new Intel in couple months.
Thanks again. I have a full-sized, Cooler Master chassis so keen to go for a 'full-sized' mobo. I can't recall the exact specs as my PC is not with me at the moment.
So... I'm looking to upgrade my CPU to a Intel Core i5 4570 using Corsair XMS3 - 16GB ( 4 x 4GB ) DDR3 1333MHz and a Gigabyte nVidia GeForce Graphics Card GTX460 - 1GB 256Bit GDDR5 - PCI-E. I'm using 2 Internal HDDs at the moment but looking to get a SSD at some stage.
I'm planning to upgrade my GPU to a GTX 780 or 760 once the price drops :-) I'm sure I'll need to upgrade my 550w PSU as well when that time comes. So with no major intention to overclock, I'm starting to think that I shouldn't pay more than $100 for the mobo? I'm a fan of Gigabyte, so happy to go with them.