A question please, if I may: I guess I’m slowly losing patience with my lousy motherboard and since it’s a Socket 1150 for 4th Gen Intel CPUs it’s obviously hard/impossible to get a replacement part for it. At least here in SA.
So I’m thinking about a complete swap of CPU and mobo. Logical so far? Okeeee … so here’s my question:
What do you, dear readers and blogsufferers, recommend me to buy?
I need a M-ITX mobo; that’s important since I don’t wanna swap the case as well. And keep in in mind I’m pretty budget oriented. Looking for processing power in the upper i5 echelons but am not married to Intel. I’m hearing AMDs Ryzen chips are more than worthwile alternatives and much cheaperer. I got a still ok-ish graphics card so I don’t need an APU.
As I said, if I wanna buy a Intel I’d take the fastest i5. So what’s the best alternative by AMD? And what AM4 motherboard would you recommend me? AMD chips need superfast RAM? So which 2×8 GB set is best for low budget?
Thanks very much for your friendly expertise.