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CPU and Motherboard Rebuild

Zamorikan
  • 56 months ago

Hi there,

Been running on my old am3 motherboard now for about 4 years, with a phenom II x6 1055t, and felt that with Fallout 4 just round the corner, it was a reasonable excuse to do an upgrade.

I'm looking at spending an ABSOLUTE maximum of about £400, but I'd prefer to spend less if possible. Especially since this is purely a gaming PC, it doesn't need to be complete high end stuff, just something that will run some of the future releases well (stuff like JC3, FO4, etc etc).

The other important specs of my PC are: Nvidia GTX570 XFX 650w PSU 1TB HDD 8GB RAM CoolerMaster Elite 430 ATX case.

I also have a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 evo fan sitting on my processor, so I'd definitely be open to the idea of overclocking for a bit more performance (though its not a huge concern, the fan was more bought cause its a damn sight quieter than a stock cooler!).

It'd be nice to get a recent performance boost from this, so if there's anything else you folk would suggest in a reasonable budget inclusion, please don't hesitate to. (That would probably be outside of the mentioned budget, as the one above is just about mobo and CPU).

Thanks in advance!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £169.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £279.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-24 15:22 BST+0100

There you go, but i'd suggest upgrading your GPU too.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

pcpartpicker here ya go! I love this motherboard as its my profile pic. Also since you have ddr3 already I made it a i5 4690k currently the best cpu for gaming that supports ddr3 properly. I could have gone skylake with a ddr3 motherboard but that technology isn't really "good" yet so I chose this.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

As for other recommendations...... pcpartpicker this card is brilliant for 1080p or 1440p or even 4K!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

pcpartpicker or if you like this motherboard better. Both are beautiful motherboards but this one is more expensive as its top of the line.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the responses folk, thanks for everything!

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