Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Updating my mobo from a atom

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Updating my mobo from a atom

    So im thinking its time to update the rest of my hardware.ive done everything else that plugs into or bolts onto the motherboard....just im starting to feel a bit of hesitation from the atom dual core....im not looking for a gaming powerhouse but i dont want to see any cpu slowdowns anymore.
    Im thinking i could squeze another $200 -300 out of the budget without the wife realizing....for that money what can you get? Anyone seen any deals going? Guess im looking for just a motherboard and cpu mabee ram to fit a voom2 pc case and a 160w power supply......any thoughts

  • #2
    I personally like the Gigabyte z77n-wifi has most everything on board, you could get a nice i3-i7 whatever your budget allows. Mickz has done some very in depth testing, check his post if you want more info. SNO

    Comment


    • #3
      Cheers SNO i have a look now

      Comment


      • #4
        Its got Everything except vga....which i am stuck using as hdmi has now been dedicated to somthing else....dam that one looks nice.even has serial port!!! Another thing i cannot live without...love the simplicity

        Comment


        • #5
          It has digital out which you could use with a vga to digital dongle, that's what I do SNO

          Comment


          • #6
            Ahh yes i have one of those....any reccomendations on a cpu...any minimum specs? I wouldnt mind playing with dash cam in CF4

            Comment


            • #7
              I like the 2nd gen i7-2600k or 2700k. But really whatever you can afford i3's still offer great performance, i5 will get you quadcore and i7 you will never be waiting SNO

              Comment


              • #8
                So a i3 in comparason to a atom dual core would be a noticable power increase?then i5/i7 just amazing?

                Comment


                • #9
                  i3 depending on ghz is much faster than an atom dualcore, and yes i5-i7 are just blazing! good luck SNO

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I upgraded from a dual core atom too, going with a JetWay JNF9G-QM77 Socket G2 industrial rated motherboard, and it has lots of USB, RS232, HDMI, RGB, and other expnsion ports. I bought a laptop pull 35W i7-3612qm chip off ebay for $140ish ($380ish tray price) which is fast and low power, and 8GB of low profile Samsung PC3-12800 memory, also laptop pulls. You can save money by getting used stuff provided you know what to look for, something that was recently released that someone might want to upgrade.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I was looking at your build the other day..did some price checking.its a well optioned board that one!lots of expandable ports

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        there is some some things im not willing to give up...ie vga serial ports.SNO' reccomendation and your board have everything i need..both seem the same price...whats your power usage like with the mobile cpu? My atom is running from a 5amp fuse.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Thats why I chose the board I did, it's low power and designed for abuse, up to a 45 watt mobile cpu only. I can't find it now, but I read it's total power draw was 140 watts if every port and socket was running at maximum draw and a 45W cpu was used. A 160W DC-DC converter board with a 15A fuse is what i'm using, but it might be overkill. Mine is probably drawing 5A average. Oh, it's fast too!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Well yes if we are stepping it up a notch + for the jetway boards built solid. I have that in my rv's main computer i7 on a NF9F-H61 and q9100 on a NF93R-LF in my truck. Both are very reliable SNO

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              In my price checking both boards came up about the same price...+/- a few bucks...
                              I do like the low amp draw of a mobile cpu...decisions decisions...

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X