Windows 10: new desktop pc

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  1.    28 Dec 2017 #11

    this is from speccy
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2900 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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       28 Dec 2017 #12

    The only thing I can see wrong is your ram. You have an 8 GB stick and a 4 GB stick. Buy a kit, either an 8 GB kit (2x4GB) or a 16 GB kit (2X8 GB) Never mix and match.
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  3.    28 Dec 2017 #13

    essenbe , i had not noticed two different sticks of ram if a get another 8 mb will i see a big improvment in performance. thank,s for pointing it out ... hawkeye
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       28 Dec 2017 #14

    Tommy, you do realize you are buying a motherboard made for a 2nd generation CPU and are buying a 3rd generation CPU. It will work in it with a bios update, but I would suggest a board made for the generation CPU you are getting. That is also a non overclockable CPU and motherboard, which is just fine as long as you are aware.
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  5.    28 Dec 2017 #15

    dencal said: View Post
    Since when has an i7 CPU been dual core and running at 2.9GHz.....see first post.
    Oops! Must have been having a blond moment and getting mixed up with a different thread! apologies. Anyway the A10 7870K is going to be way better than that i3.

    I agree that Passmark is not the most accurate way of comparing anything, more of a very rough guide and most AMD processors I've had perform far better than that list would indicate.
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  6.    28 Dec 2017 #16

    essembe , i don't keep up with the inner working's of a pc ,so if you can point me in the right direction i would be grateful
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       28 Dec 2017 #17

    You are looking at a CPU and a Motherboard that are somewhere in the 5-6 year old range. There are very few places that sell those parts, especially motherboards. I know money is an issue for you, but I would suggest you look at more current parts so you will have more options of parts for them. As of right now, you are extremely limited on which parts you can buy because of availability and in many cases prices are higher on them that they were when they were new. To get decent parts you are limited almost to buying used parts, which I would never recommend. I have no idea what your budget is, or what you intend to do with the computer. But, you can get some decent deals on some Kaby Lake (Intel 7th generation) parts. I would start looking there.

    Why not look at some place likePC Part Picker for components to build with. They will tell you of any compatibility issues with your selected parts and usually tell you the best prices and where to buy them. They also usually have some good build guides for you to work with.

    After you pick out the parts, come back and let us look at them.
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  •    28 Dec 2017 #18

    As the OP is in the UK link to the UK PC Part Picker site Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. - PCPartPicker United Kingdom same excellent info just in UK pounds not dollars.
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       28 Dec 2017 #19

    clam1952 said: View Post
    As the OP is in the UK link to the UK PC Part Picker site Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. - PCPartPicker United Kingdom same excellent info just in UK pounds not dollars.
    That's even better, thanks.
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  •    28 Dec 2017 #20

    essembe ,, thank,s will try to do as you suggest,finger's crossed . to you all thank's for the input
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