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MotherBoard CPU upgrade

Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:20 am

Have Sony VAIO VGC-RB64G from 2006 with Intel 945P Express 800.0 MHz L2 cache 4.0 MB ,Pentium D 920 2.8 GHz

recently (last year) upgraded peripherals:
Hard Drive: WD6402AAEX
Video Card:Radeon HD 6790
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W
CPU cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500
Case fan: Delta FFB0912SH
So now I am thinking of upgrading MB and processor and get Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
What System Builders will advice me, built or not to built that is NOT a question, I want to built.
Was thinking of getting: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX and Intel Core i5-3450
What do you people think about all that.
BTW, I run ProE, Solidworks and thermal CFD on it, do not play games, sorry, no time
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Re: MotherBoard CPU upgrade

Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:45 am

Might as well step up to a Core i5-3470 for the $5.00 difference.
It would take you... 2233 continuous hours or 93 days, 1 hour, and 20 minutes of gameplay to complete your Steam library.
In this time you could... Speed run Super Mario Bros (NES) 26,800 times.

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