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Old 02-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Also is quad core all I would need? Im not sure how CPUS work but aren't more cores better? So the previous Hex core AMD wouldnt that be better?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No, not necessarily. You can read Your CPU and modern games: A guide to those building.
if you want a further understanding on that matter.

What 'design' programs will you be using?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Ok thankyou.

Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

Would you be able to give me the name of the i5 the motherboard and some RAM please.
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I pretty much already did. If you're UK here.

Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Socket 1150 Quad Core Haswell Retail with Heat Sink Fan - BX80646I54440 - Scan.co.uk
H81M-E Intel S1150 Asus Micro ATX Motherboard - Scan.co.uk
Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 10 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CML16GX3M2A1600C10 - Scan.co.uk

I suppose that's the RAM you referred to earlier. It's the cheapest, but you might be able to find cheaper on Amazon.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Awesome, is that motherboard 16gb compatible?

Will it also work with my current GPU and whatever else I have? And one last thing, will this be capable of running games+design software efficiently/better than what it currently is?
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Yes, yes, and yes. As long as you don't have more than 4 drives to plug in, but your current board only has 4 ports anyways so I'm assuming that stands true.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Awesome thats great! Thanks alot again mate.

Drives?
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Awesome thats great! Thanks alot again mate.

Drives?
HDD's, SSD's, and/or optical drives that plug into the SATA connectors on the board.
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Oh right thanks. Yeh thats fine, thanks again everyone.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Is this the same motherboard?
Asus H81M-E Motherboard (Socket 1150, Intel H81, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, PCI Express 2.0, VGA, USB 3.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Also micro obviously means small. But is that just the size of the motherboard?
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