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Time to update my mobo/cpu


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As I am doing more and more transcoding etc. my old mobo/cpu ain't wonderful. Don't get me wrong it still works fine. I'm not in to gaming so that side don't interest me (for that functionality).


Existing setup


Gigabyte G41MT-D3 mobo (micro ATX)

8GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500F (2 x 4GB)

Dual core Intel 2GHz Pentium E2180 CPU


What I'm looking at replacing it with (rightly or wrongly)


Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 mobo (micro ATX) £39.90

16GB DDR3 1866 (2 x 8GB) £65.47

AMD Athlon X4 860k black cpu (Kaveri, Quad Core, 3.7GHz, 95W, CPU, Retail) £58.63


I'm guessing this should go like sh*t off a shovel?

Any better suggestions in this sort of price range?

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OK I've pushed the boat out


BX80646I54460 - Intel Core i5 4460, LGA 1150, Haswell Refresh, Quad Core, 3.2GHz Base, 3.4GHz Turbo, 1100MHz GPU, 84W, CPU, Retail

ASRock Z97 ANNIVERSARY, Intel Z97, S 1150, DDR3/DDR3L, PCIe 3.0 (x16), SATA3 6Gbps, Intel GbE, USB 3.0, HDMI, ATX

CML16GX3M2A1600C10 - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 10-10-10-27, XMP, 1.5V

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The 2nd post i way better. Always best to stick with Intel if possible. All i would reconsider is a changing the M/B to Asus and maybe adding an SSD (Samsung Evo) if your able.

Asus imo, is by far the most reliable, well built M/B's available, same goes for the Samsung SSD's.

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