I've stumbled across this community in my attempts at researching a CPU/Mobo upgrade and swap from AMD to Intel.
I put together a desktop gaming-focused setup back in early-mid 2010, in anticipation for Battlefield 3. As it's almost 2013, and my current main focus is Guild Wars 2, I've been looking to make some upgrades.
*Links are to Newegg*
My current setup:
-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
A Side Note
I've put together my current setup with minor help from some friends, who also helped me pick the hardware. However, I'm looking for additional input here. I'm not the most hardware-savy gamer, but I'm aware of how the pieces go together. I just need help making final decisions on purchases that are all compatible and good investments.
-Are the upgrades I'm looking to get compatible with each other and with my current setup?
-Will the new mobo/cpu work well with my GTX 570?
-Do I need a new power supply to support the upgrades?
-Anything that I've missed?
Thank you for anyone taking the time to read this. I'd appreciate any helpful and constructive advice you'd like to give.
It's an excellent processor, good choice there. For SSD, the Samsung 830 is a lot more capable and still cheap. If you want the very best (in consumer drives), Samsung 840 Pro is the way to go, but the 830 isn't far behind and is a lot cheaper.