Unsure about a processor + any other insight is welcome
I purchased a computer awhile back when my old PC just couldn't cut it.
Money was a factor... i wanted something decent ... and cheap that could play games (wow SC2 etc.) with out lag / decent fps
So i got this computer off new egg a few months ago... with plans to upgrade it
i went to cross check others from the list and they did not show up on newegg
My question is will this processor work or do i need to keep looking...
any other info you feel will be helpful would be greatly appreciated
thanks for your time
Edit- Do the heatsinks come with thermal paste or do i need to buy it
Edit#3- New egg power supply calculator says il be @ 461w( with upgrades) i have 500w power supply... good? or should i look into a new power supply as well
You might be ok on the ps. Depends on who makes it for cyberpower. If you don't want to overclock, try your old board first; no point in getting a premium board if you don't use it's features. All new heatsinks that I've bought have come with thermal paste or a pad (retail box cpus). Keep some $$ handy in case you need to replace the ps for an antec, corsair, seasonic, or ocz ps. I use ocz, and it's ok for moderate use.
i did some more research after i posted found some info i was looking for Opn tray / opn pib codes
@ o1die thanks for the info about the thermal paste
i am going to upgrade my ps
i checked http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
going to be very close + im not done /w upgrades going to do more as needed so might as well get my ps up to speed now
@ 9_Breaker "the processor is compatible" well i did some more searching and it looks to be compatible... seeing your post has brought me some peace of mind