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Q. visitor asked, Hi Spencer, My son is building a computer and has asked for a Nvidia GTX 980, but there are more than one. Can you help me pick one?

Spencer J.
Hello, welcome to newegg!
Hi Spencer, My son is building a computer and has asked for a Nvidia GTX 980, but there are more than one. Can you help me pick one?
Spencer J.
Sure, one moment please.
I recommend the EVGA Classified model here
Ok how about one that's cheaper-like in the $300 range?
Spencer J.
There are not, cheapest is a refurbished model at $469.99 for the GTX 980
Oh no. Ok, plan B. Do you have any suggestions for a different type? He's only 13 and trying to build his first computer. He does play all those crazy games though
Spencer J.
Closer to $300, still a very good card I recommend the GTX 970
Thanks. Can you give me the link to that so I don't get the wrong one?
Spencer J.
Yep, one moment please.
this one
Thanks
Spencer J.
you're welcome.
Ok one more question-he's listed an intel processor i7cpu, but i know he already has a motherboard. Is this the same thing?
Spencer J.
No, the processor is separate, but has to fit the specific motherboard, the i7 may be an upgrade from what he has now
oh boy. ok so if i figure out what motherboard he has it will tell me what processor i can get?
Spencer J.
yeah, you can lookup the model, and it will tell you waht socket the motherboard has. The new processor has to match the socket type.
ok cool. Thanks very much.
Spencer J.
you're welcome.
is that a decent motherboard/
Spencer J.
Yep, very good brand, nice features
This one has socket LGA 1151 which is for the newest 6th gen Skylake processors
ok last question-I'm looking at those and, of course, there's a couple with big price gaps. can i get away with the cheaper one? it's $189. i5-6400 6m
Spencer J.
Yeah, that one still has great performance, and will do fine for gaming and other tasks
ok great. thanks for all your help.
Spencer J.
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