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Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, I have been leaning towards (after some research) I7-6700 or 4790. I do want something fast but I not sure which one fits the bill. As for cost I'd like to stay under 500 for motherboard/cpu but I will be flexable if you come up with some thing good. Right not I have a Dell 435T/9000. I will be using that case to build on. So a case is not needed. I figure a modest video card is also needed but my current card may be sufficient for what I'm doing?

Micheal T.
Welcome to NewEgg, I'm Mike! How can I help? Are you checking out our gaming CPU?
No, I don't game. But I am building a PC for home use doing internet, editing pics and business processsing. What CPU and motherboard do you suggest so I don't have to upgrade prematurely.
Micheal T.
Hmm... if it's most for editing and business processing. What kind of editing programs were you using for pictures?
I use basic editing software. The pics may sometimes be large but I do not use any high end software.
Micheal T.
Ok then it won't be anything extensive you'll need. Let me pick out a mobo cpu combo. Did you have a price range in mind?
I have been leaning towards (after some research) I7-6700 or 4790. I do want something fast but I not sure which one fits the bill. As for cost I'd like to stay under 500 for motherboard/cpu but I will be flexable if you come up with some thing good
Micheal T.
Ah alright, well for right now you can pick up the I7-4790, it will definitely be faster and offer the better price. The new 6th gen won't offer anything too much in terms of performance, mostly a step up for developers to build on.
Right not I have a Dell 435T/9000. I will be using that case to build on. So a case is not needed. I figure a modest video card is also needed but my current card may be sufficient for what I'm doing?
Micheal T.
Ah let me see the video on that
I appreciate your help. I used to be considered a pro at comupter building at one time....like 15 years ago! Too many things to consider anymore.
Micheal T.
Ah yeah, it's pretty much every 2 years lately now that they're keeping faster produciton. And with that one you should be fine.
You don't need much graphics for it.
As for the cpu, I mentioned one but if you suggest something more suiting that is as fast feel free to suggest.
Micheal T.
Alright sure, the only other one maybe considering is the i7 5th generation. Between the 4th and 5th generation with the I7 will be enough for anything you can handle for what you want.
I'm a fan of the latest and affordable greatest....it's in my blood. I'm lost when it comes to what CPU has the advantage over the other anymore. And I agree the latest may not be the greatest for what i need.
Micheal T.
Then the i7 6th generation will be the latest. And sets you up for easy to upgrade down the line. It should even last your more than 3-5 years roughly.
I like that. Set me up brother with a combo I can't loose with.
Micheal T.
Sure thing let me find one
For the 6th gen we're sold out for combos or the cpu itself. The 5th gen is available, trying to find a good motherboard to go with it.
OK. What CPU were you looking at for the 6th gen?
Micheal T.
The I7 for the 6th gen. And the combos were closer to 700.
Too much. Good call. Keep looking
Micheal T.
Sure thing I'm working on the 5th gen and finding a motherboard now.
My current video card will work with this right? I think you said it would.
How about RAM?
Micheal T.
ok let me dig for the ram and double check on the video.
I'm not graphic heavy.
Micheal T.
Yeah the graphics should be fine. Now for the ram
This ram should be plenty
OK, I think i have all this saved.
Micheal T.
Fantastic
Alright, I want to give you a big thanks for the help. This is a great service you guys provide.
Micheal T.
We're glad to help and share our experience! Let me know if you got any more questions? Come back to chat anytime!
Thanks again. peace
Micheal T.
awesome
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