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It's a bit expensive (listed at $250 on Newegg and $290 on Amazon), but I recommend the Fatal1ty X99M Killer from ASRock. This particular board was reviewed by Tom's Hardware in December 2014. It received "Tom’s Hardware Approved Award" It has the following specs: 4x288 pin slots for DDR4 memory modules. Supports up to 64GB of RAM. 2 x PCI Express 3.0 ...


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I'm surprised no one has thought to suggest a Skylake based platform. Unfortunately, the CPUs only have 20 lanes of PCI-E, so the second x16 has to come off the PCH, or divide bandwidth in half (PCI-E x8). Not really much of a problem if it's used for GPUs though. My recommendation is the Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5. 4 DDR4 DIMM slots, 6 SATA III (6 Gb/s), 3 ...


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I would actually not recommend either of the platforms that you had in mind, and go with the LGA 1151 Skylake Processors. These require DDR4 RAM and are the newest CPUs that Intel has released. For what you are doing, I would recommend the i7-6700K, that costs $350. Also with 1x8GB of DDR4 RAM would be expandable and enough for now. The Motherboard that I ...


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I would say you would be better off building a new computer. Here are the reasons: Your CPU is probably only good for one more upgrade then it can't go any further. With a new build, you could choose a socket that you could upgrade possibly 2 or 3 more times, depending on how often and what performance you desired As you mentioned, your computer uses DDR2 ...


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The i7 5820K would be much faster than the i7 6700K. None of the programs you will use will benefit from an i7 5820K or even an i7 6700K for that matter. An i5 6600K will be enough for what you are doing. The 5820K will only benefit from much larger multithreaded workloads (such as virtualization or video rendering) and where more PCIe lanes are needed (...


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You will not be able to use that set of RAM since the CPU doesn't support. Even though the motherboard supports 128GB of RAM, the CPU unfortunately only supports up to 64GB of RAM. The only way to max out your RAM right now is to get 8 x 8GB sticks. To support the full 128GB of RAM, you would need a Xeon CPU that works in the LGA 2011 socket.


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I always initially recommend ASUS motherboards because of their build quality and great support among other things. The ASUS Q87M-E/CSM ($130) works with i7/i5 CPUs, 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports, micro ATX form factor, and built in features such as ASUS GPU Boost and BIOS EZ mode for easier overclocking. The ASUS A88X-PRO ($120) works with AMD Athlon/A- Series CPUs, ...


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LGA 2011 processors typically don't have built in graphics like lesser models. That said nearly any modern card will quite handle video at up to 60hz at common resolutions. 4K might be tricky, but at worst you need a mid range card. That said, I disagree on the suggestion of a super cheap, old card. There's a few reasons. The specific nvidia line that ...


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Looking over the specs of the 5820K versus the 6700K, notable differences are: Larger cache (15MB vs 8MB) More cores and threads Higher memory bandwidth All of these would probably be of benefit when working, however it has a lower clock speed. That might be the dealbreaker here, as while having lots of threads is great for multitasking (and possibly ...


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There are many chipsets with the LGA 1151 socket, including the Z170, B150, H170 etc. The only chipset that allows overclocking would be the Z170 chipset, which you should get since you are getting a overclockable CPU. The other chipsets I mentioned are cheaper (sub $100 range) but lack some of the features the Z170 has. Even with the same chipset, there are ...


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Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most CPU architectures, including offerings from Intel and AMD. Ryzen is AMD's new platform, and just like any new release there were some kinks to work out in ...


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Consider this logically, RAID controller has to record your config somewhere, if you had RAID-0 or RAID-1 for example. Some do that in own flash memory, others do that on the disk. In the latter case an area on each disk must be allocated to store configuration. There's no guarantee that different manufactures would pick same format. Same goes for checksums ...


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The LGA 2011 platform and the LGA 1151 platform is designed for two different markets. The LGA 1151 is a mainstream consumer socket, designed for CPU's ranging from $100 - $350. The LGA 2011 socket is for the extreme enthusiast and prosumer purposes. CPU's for the LGA 2011 socket is around $400 - $1200 (please note that the $400 5820K only has 28 PCI-E lanes)...


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MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Here's what you get with a $45.99 price tag: -6 USB ports (4x2.0, 2x3.0) -Compatible with Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150) -DDR3 1600/ 1333/ 1066 RAM -MicroATX -One Ethernet port (you won't find a motherboard with two at less than $250) It comes with a standard ...


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After seeing @Alpha3031's comment, I checked the Gigabyte site. v3.1 of the board is AM3+, v1.3 is AM3 with this additional note: If you install AMD AM3 CPU on this motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) spec. Gigabyte's product pages for the two versions: GA-M68MT-S2 (rev. 1.3) GA-M68MT-S2 (rev. ...


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If you are willing to do a bit more work on integration with whatever you want to run, you can try a Parallella board. That gives you a 16 core RISC co processor plus a dual core main processor on a board the size of a credit card. They use very little energy and are specifically designed to be used in clusters or in parallel (hence the name) applications. ...


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This fundamentally boils down to a motherboard question - what is the cheapest motherboard that can inexpensively support at least 512Gb RAM. Finding the absolute cheapest would be difficult, but I can suggest one that will not disappoint in making your total system cost a lot less than $13,000 (disgusting, innit?). Really this is going to come down to how ...


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It's actually totally possible. AMD was supposed to release dev boards based on their new Opteron A1100 octocore ARM APU, but as you can see, there have been severe difficulties with actually getting anyone to ship the darn things. Another tantalizing possibility is the MP30-AR0 Server Board by Gigabyte. Again, finding anyone willing to ship this stupid ...


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You seem to have a misconception regarding what is a "better" processor. The i3/i5/i7 structuring is not such that all i7 chips will be better than any i5 or i3 chip, they are generalized and should only give you an idea of its general level of power and efficiency for average users. Most especially, it is not so easy to compare processors between ...


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There's apparently NUC style passively cooled machines meant for displays that would work. Discourse uses something very similar internally I've been toying with buying one of these and it probably ticks off most of your boxes - intel ethernet, and 4 ports (realtek's a pain). I've run linux on a very similar platform. With the right variant, you got USB 3....


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The ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark I is what you are looking for. It is around $250 but what you are getting is worth the money. First of all, there is a plastic shield on the front for protection against the chips of the motherboard and there is a metal shield on the back to protect against ESD and board flex. The power delivery components are all tested with a ...


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You may be able to use the video-transcoding capabilities of the Intel integrated graphics, but with no video port on the board, you won't be able to use it to drive a monitor. If all you need out of a video card is the ability to play movies and show desktop graphics (ie. no gaming), any low-end card will do. $30 will get you something like the XFX One ...


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Your motherboard is on H61 Express Chipset. List of compatible CPUs with your motherboard. Highest compatible generation working with your motherboard is Ivy Bridge (3rd generation). I would choose between i7 3770 or i5 3570 it depends if you need more threads.


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Use a tower styled CPU cooler (such as the Hyper 212 Evo) with some quiet fans running at very low RPMs (I recommend the Noctua NF-F12). Use a GPU that has the fans completely OFF when under a certain temperature (such as the ASUS Strix line). Make sure your case has good airflow to ensure the GPU fans almost never run (i.e. place quiet fans for intake at ...


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You are looking for a ATX case. I have a few suggestions for you. Consider the LIAN LI PC-A05FNB or the Antec Sonata Series SOLO II. For comparision I have listed the Fractal Design Define R5, which is my favorite case. However, it is too large for your requirements ("but dont to be very big outside"). It's dimensions are 17.76" x 9.13" x 20.51". You seem ...


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I recommend the Asus Turbo GTX-1070 8gb. It's the cheapest Asus/MSI 1070 out there, and its blower cooling might actually be of some benefit to you unless you have more fans in your case than the default number it came with. It is a very long card, but it will fit in your case and one of the two 6/8 PSU cables you have will power it. Furthermore, while it ...


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Sockets are the answer. Generally, modern intel CPUs use sockets in the LGA 11xx format. I don't know what your CPU uses for it's socket, but before you ask: no, you cannot get socket adapters for cpus. If the sockets aren't compatible, you need a new motherboard, and maybe more. The socket type should be silkscreened onto the motherboard somewhere. ...


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To translate your dimensions into normal terms, you're looking for a Mini-ITX (or Mini-DTX) board. I'd recommend the Asus H110I-PLUS/CSM, $86 from Newegg: 6.7" x 6.7" Socket LGA1151 Two RAM slots supporting a total of 32 GB One PCIe 3.0 x16 slot Reasonably "full-featured": 4 SATA ports, 6 USB ports, Ethernet, eight-channel audio The chipset and voltage ...


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The 3 slot model is the one you need. With your hardware combination you will have one empty slot in between the two cards. The 4 slot model is only needed if you have two empty slots in between the cards.


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