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Help with pc upgrade (Resolved)


Best Answer phillpower2 , 30 September 2015 - 09:54 AM

It will mean a step back to a Haswell i5 CPU and stock cooler + slower Ram, see Plan B here Go to the full post »


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Alan1998

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No excuse need Phil! The help/opinions of anyone is appreciated by me, and I'm sure also the OP as well.

 

So to highlight:

 

1600MHz RAM only (Or lower..).

RAM must be less then 4GB unless a 64 bit OS is installed (Eg, Win 7/8/8.1/10 x64). Then you can have 8GB.

Z97 and the SSD would be suitable.

 

Phil, in response to the PSU:

 

http://www.ncix.com/...ly-e7-25688.htm

http://www.directcan...fuacture=ETASIS

 

I pulled some info. Spec List:

• 650Watt Single PS/2 power supply
• compliant with the EPS12V 2.91 and ATX12V 2.2 specifications
• 1 × 80 mm fan in rear, temperature-controlled by IFM™ (Intelligent Fan Management) circuit
• 4 × independent +12 V output rails
• 4 × 6-pin power supply connectors for graphics cards (Quad SLi compatible)
• 8 × full-fledged SATA power supply connectors (incl.+3.3 V pins)
• Wide-range input: 100~240 VAC
• Free of hazardous substances in compliance with the RoHS directive

 

Edit: It doesn't appear your case supports Front USB 3.0?


Edited by Alan1998, 26 September 2015 - 02:16 PM.

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Aye those were two of the links that I found here Alan, you will note that the PSU is no longer available at either merchant, the reason why I specifically asked how old the PSU is was down to the thread here dated March 9th 2008 even premium brands such as Antec, Corsair and Seasonic would be well out of warranty if that old, the Etasis ET650 PSU btw had a 3 year warranty, see here


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Yeah, The model seems old, but, relatively (in terms) current...


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Thanks a lot for the info, very useful stuff didn't know the OS thing and the cpu,  that means that It makes no sense for me to buy a another mainboard that supports  1600+ ram,

and there is no point of getting faster ram, am I correct?

Something I am thinking about, is it worth paying 100 E more to get the i5 4690K and a z97 mainboard, or I won't notice any difference?

 

PS: the Psu is 7 years old, I don;t think that my case supports usb 3

 

I apreciate your help a lot guys

thanks


Edited by johnny15, 27 September 2015 - 08:38 AM.

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You are most welcome johnny15  :)

 

As Alan is aware it would be very easy for us to simply suggest upgrades without an explanation as to why they are appropriate and that is why we try to be as thorough as possible  :thumbsup:

 

Something I am thinking about, is it worth paying 100 E more to get the i5 4690K and a z97 mainboard, or I won't notice any difference?

 

 

This to me is a wiser approach as the Z97 platform MB has a better future upgrade path + many of the boards tend to have more and better features such as auto O/Cing any faster Ram such as 1866MHz and an unlocked CPU such as the 4690k.

 

PS: the Psu is 7 years old, I don;t think that my case supports usb 3

 

 

I would definitely not use such an old PSU near any new and expensive hardware so suggest that also be upgraded, the case is fine for now as most if not all new MBs have rear USB 3.0 ports and we would find a board for you that had internal USB 3.0 headers which would allow you to either upgrade your case further down the line or possibly fit a front USB 3.0 card to the present case, an example here


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:o Didn't know that this thing existed!

I might consider getting a new psu then..

I'd like to ask you, what's your opinion for this change?

Instead of these CPU:Intel Core i5-4590 Box , and H97 motherboard and G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL9

I am thinking of these :Intel Core i5-4690K,Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 and G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (4Gx2)

 

What do you say? got anything better to suggest?


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See what you think of the list of parts I have put together here

 

No OS is included as I use Pro while you may have your own preference, just be sure that it is 64-bit  ;)


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Do we have anything cheaper? ( motherboard or CPU)

I might buy your ram and psu


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✓  Best Answer

It will mean a step back to a Haswell i5 CPU and stock cooler + slower Ram, see Plan B here


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You should get a medal friend! Always helpfull!

Thanks a lot both of you guys!

Keep up the good work! cheers :D


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Thank you johnny15  :blush:

 

Keep us posted and any further questions along the way please don't hesitate to ask  :thumbsup:


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sure thing! :D


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Hello phillpower2

 

After considering your suggestions I decided to get the asus motherboard you told me  Asus Z97 PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

but I am still confused with the cpu,  this one? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vjcWQ7

or this one? http://uk.pcpartpick...-bx80646i54690k

and something else, I am a little bit confused with the articles I read on google about SSD's, they have limited life? If I surpass the writing limit per day, the life of the ssd gets shorter? 

 

Thanks a lot ,

and sorry for my english

John


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Hello johnny15,

 

The slightly faster CPU is also slightly more expensive, other than that there is no difference. 

 

A good quality SSD will last for years and unless you are a power user that swaps files back and forth from an SSD or HDD they should last at least the length of any warranty and more.

 

Your English is very good and you are most welcome btw  :)


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Thanks again for your help mate!

keep up the good work!


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