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 Post subject: New Motherboard and CPU Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44 am 
Little Foot
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I am wanting to upgrade my motherboard/processor/memory/cooling fan possibly. The only game I really do is iRacing, Below is what I currently have but I have no SATA 6Gbps ports on my current system so my SSD don't perform at there top speeds. From reading other post the i5 will handle most games so I am not against using it over the i7 if you feel it is over kill

This is my system specs.

I used AS Benchmark 1.7.4.....

I had the Samsung 830 installed using the IDE and realized that could be why so I bought the Samsung 840 and installed using ACHI
The test result where pretty close to the same. I see reviews where these drive should be much faster than what they are testing at for my setup.

IDE - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Seq - Read 259.36MB/s - Write 233.75MB/s
4K - Read 19.55MB/s - 48.34MB/s
4K-64Thrd - Read 181.73MB/s - Write 116.93MB/s
Acc. Time - Read .124ms - Write .072ms

ACHI - Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
Seq - Read 266.07MB/s - Write 255.71MB/s
4K - Read 30.30MB/s - 55.52MB/s
4K-64Thrd - Read 201.22MB/s - 158.11MB/s
Acc. Time - Read .072ms - Write .061ms

Windows 7 - 64bit
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 910W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
VGA GeForce GTX670 FTW+ 4096MB GDDR5 256bit DVI HDMI DisplayPort 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card 04G-P4-3673-KR
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
24" Dell Ultrasharp - 1900x1200


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 Post subject: Re: New Motherboard and CPU Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:52 am 
Smithfield
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How much are you willing to spend?

Also you may want to prepare for a re-installation of Windows in case sanitizing it of previous motherboard drivers doesn't work too well.


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 Post subject: Re: New Motherboard and CPU Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:45 am 
Little Foot
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Money isn't a factor,
I want a quality components.
Intel is the Processor 1150 of choice for sure i5 or i7. If the i7 is a waste of money with the minimal gains between it and the i5 then I don't want an i7.
Motherboards Z87 or Z97 don't need all the bells and whistle of Bluetooth and wireless, I have no plans of ever overclocking. I just want a good quality board with a good on board sound without a lot of issues.
SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0 is probably standard but if not I prefer as many as I can get at a reasonable price.
PCI Express 3.0 - I don't run SLI so as long as I have 1 running at x16 I should be fine.

I always do a complete new install of the OS to eliminate any possible issue.

I was thinking maybe something along the lines of
ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
5-Way Optimization, M.2 & SATA Express, 5X Protection


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 Post subject: Re: New Motherboard and CPU Recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:51 pm 
Little Foot
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This is what I am thinking. How can I verify that memory of choice will clear the cpu cooler?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/J67jBm


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 Post subject: Re: New Motherboard and CPU Recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:21 pm 
Smithfield
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Looks like it should fit. Noctua's website says to allow 44mm for clearance and the modules are 40mm.


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