CPU Compatibility

By gba8912
Nov 10, 2015
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  1. Hi Guys, Im pretty new in the pc world. I built my first gaming pc 6 months ago and my cpu has quit working. I want to upgrade anyway but I am not sure on cpu compatibility to my motherboard.

    My current specs are Intel Pentium G3258, MSI Z97 PC mate motherboard, and corsair CX600 power supply.

    I want to upgrade to an i7 5820k but I dont see it listed as compatible with my motherboard and also wasn't sure if I needed a better power supply.

    MSI doesn't list the i7 5820k as a compatible cpu for the Z97. The highest they list is i7 4771. If thats the one I have to get, how much better is the 5820k compared to the 4771? Is it worth getting a new motherboard?

    Any help/ explanations on how these things work is much appreciated.
  2. gba8912

    gba8912 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually my motherboard is compatible to a i7 4790k so I went with that one.

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