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Old i7 870 or upgrade to AMD8350

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March 7, 2014 5:41:59 PM

I have an older i7 870 and am wanting to build something on a budget. I basically just need a CPU and motherboard as I think my other componets are still "good" Should I go with an AMD 8350 or just stick with the I7 870?

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March 7, 2014 6:33:25 PM

The CPU is still good mate :) .
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March 8, 2014 12:18:33 AM

The 8350 wouldn't be that much of an upgrade over what you already have unless you're using a lot of software that can scale across 8 cores. For less threaded applications eg. games, the 8350 would be more of a sidegrade than a real upgrade. I'd say stick with what you have for the moment, and maybe try overclocking if you want to get a little more performance. If you want a more significant boost, I would say save up some more money, and go for a new Intel build, maybe wait until the end of the year for Broadwell to come out and see if you can get a bigger performance boost over what you have.
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March 31, 2014 3:24:18 PM

Any new 1156 Mother boards that support windows 8
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March 31, 2014 5:11:19 PM

grhino1967 said:
Any new 1156 Mother boards that support windows 8
What's wrong with yours? I run Windows 8.1 on an old Asus P5W DH Deluxe and I have no issues. Only the old video card isn't fully supported, but that isn't the motherboard's fault.

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March 31, 2014 5:41:43 PM

GhislainG said:
grhino1967 said:
Any new 1156 Mother boards that support windows 8
What's wrong with yours? I run Windows 8.1 on an old Asus P5W DH Deluxe and I have no issues. Only the old video card isn't fully supported, but that isn't the motherboard's fault.



Hey, thanks for the reply. I have not installed 8.1 yet. I just wanted to be sure I could run it with this board as its been awhile since Intel stopped updating. I bought a new Intel SSD and decided to buy 8.1 since it was on sale. After I did I didn't know if the board would support it, so I was trying to get information before hand. I guess the only way to know is to install it and see :) 
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March 31, 2014 5:49:22 PM

The Intel drivers already are included in Windows 8.1, but other drivers specific to your motherboard may not. I'd be more concerned with other components than the chipset. What motherboard do you have?
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March 31, 2014 6:21:56 PM

GhislainG said:
The Intel drivers already are included in Windows 8.1, but other drivers specific to your motherboard may not. I'd be more concerned with other components than the chipset. What motherboard do you have?




Intel DP55KG
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March 31, 2014 7:35:12 PM

Intel provide no Windows 8.1 drivers for that motherboard, but drivers for the various components should already be included. You could test the installation by connecting the new SSD (disconnect the hard drive unless you plan on dual booting) and you'll quickly know if everything works fine.
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