11 months ago
In learning how to replace my aging FX-6300 Bulldozer processor with something more recent, I wanted to of course go for something to help future-proof it - an i7 8700k. In my travels I learnt horrible truths, such as that requiring me to also replace the motherboard, the RAM, the operating system..........
Here's what I've got so far:
OWNED: Toshiba - Q300 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (OWNED) GTX 1060 6GB (OWNED) (not sure of the exact model, can find out if that's needed) Corsair - CX 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (OWNED) Some standard old DVD drive (OWNED)
TO BUY: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory New copy of Windows 10
I'll have to buy a new case too but that comes later. I know a little about CPUs and GPUs but next to nothing about motherboards. Reading guides hasn't helped, there's just SO much to learn. I would gladly take any advice from you wizards concerning which motherboard or motherboard series I should go for, and for that matter any advice on the other parts too. I'm expecting to spend $800-900 on this.