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Grenadianexpat

Choice of Intel Mobo

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry as a newbie I maybe tripping over my feet, but here goes.

 

For a story too long to tell I am needing to upgrade from My i5 LGA1155 socket Motherboard. Which seems to be totally incompatible with Win10.

My problem is I do not want a "Gaming Board" with all the flashing led lights and bells and whistles, and having been out of PC circles for a while I do not have my fingers on the pulse, and circumstances are forcing me to buy something in the next few days. It's used for spreadsheets, Docs, photo processing, and the odd video render, a little bit of ACAD and Netflix.

I finally settled on an i5 8400 (300series) processor. I had to start somewhere.

Maybe it is just the (300series) part, but all the boards I see seem to be gaming, or very expensive.

I want an ATX as then I can use my very old, and much updated case. I am getting much too long in the tooth to want to get a wizzy micro case, and as I cannot easily import a new box without silly levels of import duty. It is not really worth the expense or effort.

So after the long preamble, are there any sensibly priced MoBo's that work with that CPU, or should I be getting away from a CPU that is (300 series).

 

Thanks for reading and any input received.

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Are you buying in the United States? Will this CPU be paired with a graphics card or not?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the fast response, I was intending to purchase the board from the USA, and I have a GEForce GT1030 Graphics handy if it would work. My previous board didn't like it, and ran its own graphics quite happily. I don't know it would make a difference, I suspect not, I was intending to get the CPU in the UK, for reasons too devious to mention.... :)

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24 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Are you buying in the United States? Will this CPU be paired with a graphics card or not?

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I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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Look for cheap mATX boards instead, they have matching screw holes for ATX cases and because they lack features, extra board space on ATX is just wasting material. Due to the same logic, you wont see gamery stuff on them either

 

8500... I suppose dead platforms have more cheap stuff for supply but the CPU itself wont be cheap because it's Intel. Ryzen APUs would do much better in this regard


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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40 minutes ago, Grenadianexpat said:

Thanks for the fast response, I was intending to purchase the board from the USA, and I have a GEForce GT1030 Graphics handy if it would work. My previous board didn't like it, and ran its own graphics quite happily. I don't know it would make a difference, I suspect not, I was intending to get the CPU in the UK, for reasons too devious to mention.... :)

A Ryzen 5 3600 and a cheap B450 board would deliver a lot more CPU for your dollar


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for the replies so far. Not that I have really looked at mATX, as when I did a while back they were limited on USB ports and stuff. I also hadn't had that understanding that they matched up to the ATX case. So there's a possibility, and to be honest I had never heard of Ryzen until earlier today. So, more food for thought.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just an update on progress. Having ordered the Ryzen i5-3600, which was a series 3 I found most of the 450's didn't show the series 3 as an option, maybe as they were showing old data. Anyhoos, I bit the bullet and ordered an Asus AM4 TUF x570 (wi-Fi) ATX, and 2x 8GB DDR4-3200 UDIMM, I already have a passive Graphics card, so hopefully it will all be compatible, and I can then finally complete the update to Win10. It's registered etc, but just freezes after a minute or two, and the Z87 chipset was marked as not being compatible, and mine being Z77 I guess it's the same issue.

 

Now I have figured out what most of the terms mean, and which things are backward compatible, Having reached an elevated age, I hopefully will not need another update until I am in my box.

 

Thanks for giving me the starting point.

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