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June 17, 2014 5:48:36 PM

Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0

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June 17, 2014 5:54:03 PM

iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.
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June 17, 2014 5:58:25 PM

anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.


Would you have a direct link to one?
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a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2014 6:10:07 PM

iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.


Would you have a direct link to one?


Well, yes. But I'll do you one better. Use this site when choosing your PC components, it's extremely useful:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/

You can search any or all components, and narrow the search field by your own criteria.

Note: You need to make sure that the motherboard you choose is the right size for you case .

Here's an example motherboard for you :

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87e...
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June 17, 2014 6:20:29 PM

anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.


Would you have a direct link to one?


Well, yes. But I'll do you one better. Use this site when choosing your PC components, it's extremely useful:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/

You can search any or all components, and narrow the search field by your own criteria.

Note: You need to make sure that the motherboard you choose is the right size for you case .

Here's an example motherboard for you :

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87e...


Do you know what Intel processor would be equivalent to an Amd fx 8320
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a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2014 6:24:26 PM

iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.


Would you have a direct link to one?


Well, yes. But I'll do you one better. Use this site when choosing your PC components, it's extremely useful:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/

You can search any or all components, and narrow the search field by your own criteria.

Note: You need to make sure that the motherboard you choose is the right size for you case .

Here's an example motherboard for you :

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87e...


Do you know what Intel processor would be equivalent to an Amd fx 8320


The Intel Core i5-4430 would offer you better single core performance and nearly the same multi-threaded performance. If I had to choose between the FX-8320 and the i5-4430 and price was not in the equation - I would take the i5 over and over.
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June 17, 2014 6:30:31 PM

anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
anthony8989 said:
iboycott said:
Do I need a new motherboard if I want an intel processor?

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 R2.0


Yes, your motherboard is an AM3+ socket motherboard, which only supports AMD processors. If you want a current Intel processor, you need to get an LGA1150 socket motherboard.


Would you have a direct link to one?


Well, yes. But I'll do you one better. Use this site when choosing your PC components, it's extremely useful:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/

You can search any or all components, and narrow the search field by your own criteria.

Note: You need to make sure that the motherboard you choose is the right size for you case .

Here's an example motherboard for you :

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87e...


Do you know what Intel processor would be equivalent to an Amd fx 8320


The Intel Core i5-4430 would offer you better single core performance and nearly the same multi-threaded performance. If I had to choose between the FX-8320 and the i5-4430 and price was not in the equation - I would take the i5 over and over.


Okay we'll I think I'll get that and a new motherboard. My processor just broke
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June 17, 2014 6:44:26 PM

How do I know what motherboard will fit inside of my case? I have a NZXT phantom 410
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a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2014 6:49:45 PM

iboycott said:
How do I know what motherboard will fit inside of my case? I have a NZXT phantom 410


Go to PCpartpicker.com, Select your country at the top right corner for proper pricing and retailers. Then go to the Case selection tab. From there, select your case. Now with your case selected, look for a motherboard. The PCpartpicker site automatically filters out components that won't fit.
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June 17, 2014 7:03:56 PM

How can I tell which of these motherboards is actually good. I'm looking for one about 100 or less
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June 17, 2014 7:07:17 PM

Like would this asrock h87 pro4 be fine?
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a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2014 7:17:29 PM

iboycott said:
Like would this asrock h87 pro4 be fine?


I'd go for this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h81mp33

It's super-cheap, effective, and has 4.6 / 5 rating out of 16 ratings. The down side is it doesn't have much room for upgrading to higher than 16GB of RAM ( not a big deal ) , or an option for SLI/Crossfire ( you decide if that matters to you).
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