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Old 12 December 2010   #1
Tips on upgrading a motherboard?

I have been giving my PC some serious upgrades lately including a new case the Antec 902 (great case). The next step I believe is upgrading my motherboard and processor. I dont know the basic things to consider when upgrading these, also what is the best brands and are there different types. I am most likely going to be buying from Newegg.com so if you want to link me some pages from there that would be great!

Thanks for your time,

Faline Farwell
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Old 12 December 2010   #2
What will you be doing with the machine and is there a limit on how much you want to spend? Likely you'll need to upgrade the memory as well as the motherboard and processor.
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Old 12 December 2010   #3
Originally Posted by olson: What will you be doing with the machine and is there a limit on how much you want to spend? Likely you'll need to upgrade the memory as well as the motherboard and processor.


Heavy work in Maya and gaming. I have picked these out that are compatible I believe.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103894
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ID=fnh65h3b531x
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Old 12 December 2010   #4
Originally Posted by FalineFarwell: Heavy work in Maya and gaming. I have picked these out that are compatible I believe.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103894
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ID=fnh65h3b531x


I would suggest these instead. The additional two cores will make a substantial difference in rendering performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103849
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130290

As for the memory, maybe these. The board will take up to 16GB which would cost about $180, or $90 for 8GB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820233132
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Old 12 December 2010   #5
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Originally Posted by olson: I would suggest these instead. The additional two cores will make a substantial difference in rendering performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103849
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130290

As for the memory, maybe these. The board will take up to 16GB which would cost about $180, or $90 for 8GB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820233132


Thanks for the links and reply!
These seem to be great
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