Help with decision of motherboard and CPU.

Asus P5n-d motherboard
August 4, 2011 at 03:27:29
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2 quad Q9550, 2.83GHz/8gb DDR2
I want to change my motherboard to something that featues x58 i7 capabilities. Only problem is that im not sure if my current setup will support it, aswell as what CPU to choose.

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August 4, 2011 at 04:40:01
If you change the motherboard to the format you described, you won't have a current setup. The only things you could salvage out of your old system would be the power supply, case, dvd player, hard drive and the video card if it's pci-e. You would need a core I7 cpu and new ddr3 ram. You would also have to reinstall Win 7 or if you're lucky, do a repair installation. What are you're reasons for doing this?

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August 4, 2011 at 04:49:43
As u can see from this chart Q9550 is still a good gaming CPU

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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August 8, 2011 at 23:46:28

Ok, so I've done some searching around and decided to go with these components.

Asus P6X58D-E Intel Mainboard
Intel CPU Intel Core i7-960

Current parts I want to use:

GTX 260 896 GPU
650W PS

Now, before I go any further I was wondering I anyone can see anything wrong with these parts working together? I have checked gigabytes website regarding the motherboard and supported CPUs and RAM and if I've researched correctly the parts should work together... still I would like someone to verify to me just to be sure.

All of the essentials I have, its just those 3 parts mainly.

I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for 2 reasons, battlefield 3 and I've recently purchased a "Black Magic, Intensity shuttle", which is a Real time video capturing device you may have heard of. The device is VERY! specific on which motherboards will support it.

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August 9, 2011 at 21:14:46
If you are going to do video capture or editing I would say double the memory or more (W7-64bit) for 8GB or even 16GB. You will be handling large files that need to be loaded into memory, too little and you will be very slow.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 10, 2011 at 03:08:59
Ok so Quick update. I've decided to sell of my current PC and use what ever I make to help pay of my new desired build:

Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer
Mobo: ASUS - P6X58D-E
PSU: Thermaltake ToughPower XT 875W
CPU: Intel Core i7 960
RAM: Corsair 12GB Kit (3x4GB)
GPU: Asus Geforce GTX580

as for HDD, im going to be using my current one...

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