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Want to upgrade MB + Processor need Advice ?
« on: April 08, 2017, 08:58:06 AM »
Ok so I have a Very Nice system here  But it is on the 1150 Socket and DDR3

I dont know BUT would Like to find out / what is the good average speed these days  4.2  or 4.5 or what ever it is

I am siting on 3.5 right now with 32gbDDR3 

So My first question is what is a good processor  for gaming ?
If I get a New MB that is a 1151 Socket,  does this mean i have to get new memory ? or will my DDR3 work ?
 Here is my system specs

 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release.161220-1747)
                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
      System Manufacturer: ASUS
             System Model: All Series
                     BIOS: 2801
                Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
                   Memory: 32768MB RAM
      Available OS Memory: 32706MB RAM
                Page File: 3559MB used, 34010MB available
              Windows Dir: C:\Windows
          DirectX Version: DirectX 12
         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
       System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled         
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported

 Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

 Native Mode: 2560 x 1440(p) (59.951Hz)

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Re: Want to upgrade MB + Processor need Advice ?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 01:48:14 AM »
I'd suggest that upgrading the base system is wasting money, there's very little to be gained when you have a good Haswell like yours, use the money to buy a better GPU (and a high quality PSU/SSD) unless all your games are very CPU heavy.

I use an Ivy Xeon, similar to the 3770 non-K, with SSDs, 16GB and a 970GTX with a cross section of reasonably modern games and I'm not feeling the need for an upgrade.

What monitor resolution do you have currently? That might be another upgrade to make before deciding a new CPU/'board might be needed.

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Re: Want to upgrade MB + Processor need Advice ?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 03:16:02 AM »
Thank you for your respond  I also think i am ggood to go here
But was wondering what are the speeds these days
am I up to date or am i behind  :artist:

this is the monitor that i have just got it 2 months ago
https://www.amazon.com/SWIFT-PG278Q-27-inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00MSOND8C

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Re: Want to upgrade MB + Processor need Advice ?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 03:51:55 AM »
Intel CPU speeds are now ~4.2Mhz ish but they're little improved otherwise since Sandy/Ivy, your CPU could be pushed to 4.0, maybe more if there was a real need for it (I could push my CPU to 3.4/3.85Mhz+ Turbo but there's no need to,) unless all your games are CPU limited (usually simulators)

For the cost of upgrading RAM/'board/CPU, you'd see little performance gain but a new, better GPU would drive games much better on that 2560 x 1440 monitor.

Don't neglect what I said about the PSU; extra power draw (from overclocked or new CPU or better GPU) might cause poorer quality PSUs to become flaky, esp. if it's more than ~3 years old. Better to buy a more modern Tier 1 or 2 PSU of 550W-650W (enough for almost all modern overclocked single CPU/single GPU PCs now) than have a stressed PSU kill your drives or other hardware.

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Re: Want to upgrade MB + Processor need Advice ?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 04:20:11 AM »
OK this is making more sense now

my PSU is over 3 or 4 years old now BUT as far as my vediocard i just got this   IT is a new card and i think i did a good job at picking  this one

is there any thing wrong with this 1060 i have ?

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