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Upgrading again, maybe.


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heartgrave

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Current build:

 

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157294

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130932

Case: can fit a Standard ATX form factor motherboard.

SSD: none.

HDD: 500gb

 

I was looking for a motherboard that is better than what I got. But, I want to keep the LGA 1155 cpu to save money. The motherboards I seen that fit the LGA 1155 looked OK, but I don't know if they would be considered an "upgrade" to what I have. So, I am asking for help with finding a motherboard that I can put all of the above parts into that would be considered an upgrade!

 

Budget, eh, whatever, nothing over $250 I guess.

 

If you feel I should replace the CPU so I can get the feel that I "upgraded", that's cool to.

 

If that is the case, I already know what I will go with:

 

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130693

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116899 ....maybe...

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231460

and then throw in Windows 8.1 too, maybe... I just don't know if I want to spend that kind of money on all that so if you can find a LGA 1155 Motherboard that's better than what I got... AWESOME!


Edited by heartgrave, 22 May 2014 - 12:41 PM.

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Gday.

Upgrading any of the hardware would make virtually no difference to gaming.  You GPU is pretty decent as well so you would need to go GTX 780ti/AMD R9 290X to gain a significant perforce increase, making  sure your PSU has enough PCI-E connectors.

http://techgage.com/...-780-ti-review/

I would wait and see what the Z97 platform brings later this year > remember that even if your card can generate 200 fps, you only see max 60  fps on a 60Hz monitor.


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Thank you for mentioning the 60Hz part. I have a monitor that is 120Hz but all games and even the settings on the PC only go to 60Hz. How can I change that so that they can match the monitor's abilities?


Edited by heartgrave, 23 May 2014 - 12:20 PM.

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Gday.

I am not going to be of much use to you in sorting out locked fps as I don't have a 120Hz monitor.   Try, posting on the game site you play the most, or the most demanding game, or the 590 owner site, or Nvidia.

 

Been reading up on the  Z97 platform, Intel has really only done a small refresh of the CPUs, not worth having as an upgrade, only for a new build.   


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