I wanted to wait for buying this hardware upgrade. However, the motherboard of my computer stopped to work this morning, so the need become more urgent (I'm writing this with my tablet).
- The motherboard need to be atx compatible. It should feature at least 1 pcie x16 slot and at least a mini pci one.
- I don't care about core or Xeon. The whole price should be below 700€.
- The cpu should be at least a quad core one.
- The motherboard need to support hardware or fake raid 1.
- The delivery should be possible in France. (many intel cpu models are not sold here)
- Should not consume more than 250W.
I need to say for those gpu models that the available cpu sockets are bga only (no lga based models availaible yet). Except if I'm wrong.
So it means while I'm looking for a particular gpu model, the cpu+gpu+motherboard is sold as a single device which can't be ordered into separate parts (the same way you don't buy a northbridge chipset without a motherboard).
This why I specify the requirements of both the cpu and the motherboard.