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I want to switch out my motherboard and Cpu

I want to switch out my motherboard and Cpu, because my computer is getting old and are almoest like 4 years old, i currently got a (amd) cpu AMD Athlon II X4 640 and i want to switch to Intel i7, because i want to be able to stream heavy games and stream when i play like on Twitch.tv. i realize that i got to switch out my motherboard to switch out my cpu, currently i got the 770-C45 (MS-7599) model. i already ahve RAM DDR3. any recommendations you have for a cpu that is that powerfull and arent to expencieve and is there anything else i need to be aware of ? and what power supply do i need ?
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    You really do not need an i7 for what you intend as hyper threading is seriously overrated, and since you can still get Ivy Bridge here's my suggestions, if you are determined to go i7.

    At least pay the extra 20 bucks for a K series unlocked multiplier CPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    I suggest going with the i5K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    And a great ATX 1155 socket motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  2. Thanks! The rest of your hardware including the P/S should be OK as only going up to Haswell would require a new power supply, and your DDR3 memory will work just fine as long as it does not require more voltage than 1.65v and 1.50v would be better still.

    If you don't mind list your actual memory brand and model #s?
  3. 4Ryan6 said:
    Thanks! The rest of your hardware including the P/S should be OK as only going up to Haswell would require a new power supply, and your DDR3 memory will work just fine as long as it does not require more voltage than 1.65v and 1.50v would be better still.

    If you don't mind list your actual memory brand and model #s?


    I got 2X Corsair Value S. DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL9 as my memory.
  4. Hyperthreading will become very useful while streaming and gaming. I would go with this over an ivy bridge system. This way you get i7 4770 performance for less than an i7 4770, and you have an upgrade path to Broadwell.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $339.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 15:32 EDT-0400)
  5. logainofhades said:
    Hyperthreading will become very useful while streaming and gaming. I would go with this over an ivy bridge system. This way you get i7 4770 performance for less than an i7 4770, and you have an upgrade path to Broadwell.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $339.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 15:32 EDT-0400)


    i just need a prosessor that can both runn my game and stream it in full resolution after. with the cpu i currently use i got no cance at doing that, i have heard that it requires alot of prosessing power, will this one give me that ?
  6. Yes, it will give you quite a bit of processing power for the money. It will perform similar to an i7 4770. The only way you would be able to tell the difference between the two would be in benchmarks. It is $50 cheaper than an i7 4770 as well. ;)
  7. logainofhades said:
    Yes, it will give you quite a bit of processing power for the money. It will perform similar to an i7 4770. The only way you would be able to tell the difference between the two would be in benchmarks. It is $50 cheaper than an i7 4770 as well. ;)


    ok thanks :)
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