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
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
It has digital out which you could use with a vga to digital dongle, that's what I do SNO
Ahh yes i have one of those....any reccomendations on a cpu...any minimum specs? I wouldnt mind playing with dash cam in CF4
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
i3 depending on ghz is much faster than an atom dualcore, and yes i5-i7 are just blazing! good luck SNO
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.