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My keyboard controller is interment and dying on my dell motherboard, I have a i7 2600 3.4GHz, 16gig ddr3 ram, AMD6800 GPU. I can not find any 77 chip set or gaming motherboards that will work with my ram and cpu online or in stores any more. Am I just missing it or will my CPU work with a x97 or similar chip set and ddr3 board? Some sites says it will not (http://www.cpu-upgrade.com). Mostly just gaming (WoT) I wanted to slowly start upgrading my system and now is the time it looks like for a new motherboard, If I do have to dump something I take it that it would be best to start with ddr4 ram and keep the cpu? thanks!
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  1. few things i want to mention:
    1. i7 2600 still great these days (i had i5 2400 and it' still pretty capable :))
    2. u don't need a Z77 chip, unless your CPU is a K version (which u don't seem to mention)
    3. if u want better gaming performance, upgrading the GPU is the better path
    4. from what i know, sandy bridge platform doesn't support DDR4 so when u upgrade it, u gotta ditch it all :o
    Reply to constantine_99
  2. There is no slow upgrade, either repair with an expensive motherboard due to scarcity or build all new.

    Z77 would allow you to get an extra 400MHz on turbo bin overclocking. P55, Z68, Z77 is for 2nd and 3rd gen 1155 socket. Z87, Z97 for 4th gen 1150 socket which would require a new CPU.

    If you have to get CPU and motherboard, may as well go modern with ddr4 also, AMD AM4 or newer Intel. Sell any good old stuff to help make the transition.

    Here is something that could get you working again
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-HY9JP-Optiplex-790-MT-LGA-1155-Socket-H2-DDR3-SDRAM-Desktop-Motherboard/282309466601?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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  3. so I have to go with something like this if I wanted to keep this cpu and ram,( https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Desktop-Board-Micro-ATX-Factor/dp/B004Q7JRJI/ref=pd_sbs_147_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HY6MZRGJYQ32PJFYGR2X )
    then upgrade gpu, then when times comes and cpu dies or ram dies go with new MB and ram. I think this card is on the list of supported for my gpu, hard to tell what I have now, not sure if it is the "K version" referenced in your response. how would I tell?
    Reply to skeesey
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    skeesey said:
    so I have to go with something like this if I wanted to keep this cpu and ram,( https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Desktop-Board-Micro-ATX-Factor/dp/B004Q7JRJI/ref=pd_sbs_147_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HY6MZRGJYQ32PJFYGR2X )
    then upgrade gpu, then when times comes and cpu dies or ram dies go with new MB and ram. I think this card is on the list of supported for my gpu, hard to tell what I have now, not sure if it is the "K version" referenced in your response. how would I tell?



    open the Device manager (search it on your PC)
    see the processors part
    if it's K, u gonna need a Z (or other unlocked) mobo to utilize the overclocking feature, if not, even the H61 series is just fine :)

    for an increase in gaming performance, u'll need the GPU upgrade too
    something like 1050 / 1050ti will be more than enough for WoT

    Edit: grammar and word fix
    Reply to constantine_99
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