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Old 06-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently running Windows 8.1 32 bit. I am just not happy with this computer anymore. It does the usual tasks fine but any type of load seems to put alot of stress on it.

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How much money am I looking at (if I wanted to be creative with finding parts) to get a pretty decent modern day computer? I would like to run BeamNG, FSX and iRacing with ease...
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You can reuse a few parts. I'd say 500 or 600. New motherboard, processor, RAM, GPU and OS.
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You can reuse a few parts. I'd say 500 or 600. New motherboard, processor, RAM, GPU and OS.
Why would he need a new OS? Already has Win8.1
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Why would he need a new OS? Already has Win8.1
Hey, 500-600 aint bad. I do need to upgrade to 64 bit 8.1, or even go to Win7 64 bit though

Any recommendations on the new motherboard, processor, RAM, GPU and OS?
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Why would he need a new OS? Already has Win8.1
Considering some of his issue (besides being an aged machine) is he's running 32bit with 6GB of RAM

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Hey, 500-600 aint bad. I do need to upgrade to 64 bit 8.1, or even go to Win7 64 bit though

Any recommendations on the new motherboard, processor, RAM, GPU and OS?
I'd look at the i5 4440, Asus H81 mATX board, and a GTX 760 for starters.

Intel Core i5-4440 Haswell 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54440 - Newegg.com
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And if you really want a huge bump in performance I would look at an SSD as well.
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Considering some of his issue (besides being an aged machine) is he's running 32bit with 6GB of RAM

I'd look at the i5 4440, Asus H81 mATX board, and a GTX 760 for starters.

Intel Core i5-4440 Haswell 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54440 - Newegg.com
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And if you really want a huge bump in performance I would look at an SSD as well.
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com
Thanks. Even if it costs a bit more, which i7 processor would you recommend?
Also, is the i7 processor class still the top dog of processors?
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It'll cost almost 200 bucks more for the i7 and not exactly worth it unless you are using programs that utilize HT. Yes i7's and i5's are still the top dogs.
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Hey, 500-600 aint bad. I do need to upgrade to 64 bit 8.1, or even go to Win7 64 bit though

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Considering some of his issue (besides being an aged machine) is he's running 32bit with 6GB of RAM
Keys have been able to be used on both 32/64bit versions without having to buy a new OS since Vista. So no, he shouldn't require a new OS. Just needs the 64bit disc instead of the 32bit one.
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Interesting. how do I get a 64 Bit disc?
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Keys have been able to be used on both 32/64bit versions without having to buy a new OS since Vista. So no, he shouldn't require a new OS. Just needs the 64bit disc instead of the 32bit one.
Last time I tried switching on a Windows 7 machine it did not let me use the same key for 64bit.
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