Now I have three choices.
Because it is an AMD I can get a new board with ease, that would be the cheapest option, but the technology is getting on now, AMD have not updated their chipset or CPUs for a while now and it shows.
hang on for a bit and wait and see what this new AMD zen will be like, as long as it don't take too long, it is suppose to be pretty good and will certainly be cheaper than Intel. But it will be an update to memory as well as I have DDR3, the zen will use DDR4.
I am not struck on this option, Drop AMD and go for intel, I know they are more powerful than AMD, even the quad core 4460 which have less cores and runs at a slower clock speed beets my poor litle AMD in performance.
But here are the problems, well for me anyway.
Intel chips are massively over priced.
The motherboords do not seem to offer the expansion, I have a PCI Firewire card and a lot of boards seems to have got rid of PCI and even do not seem to have enough PCI-E either .
Too many sockets types and they go out of fashion pretty quick, My AMD board is 5 years old and yet I got a new chip last year for it. Try doing that with a 5 year old Intel board.,
I do not like intel as a company, i have used AMD more or less since I been using PC machines, my very first one I owned in 1997 had a Cyrix 166 CPU, after that it was all AMD.
So I am stuck what to do.
I noticed the Intel boards all have video ports on the back, yes I know that the video is built into the chip which I would never use, is there any Intel boards without the ports?
If i went for Intel it would also mean a memory change, saying that there are still some Intel chips that uses DDR3.
Intel is so confusing. so many chip sets and so many sockets.
My computer is ok most of the times, but does start to have problems with the effects on hitfilm, certainly when there is a few layers and using composites. I thought maybe about updating the memory, but not sure if that will do much good.
i wish now I did not buy the 8 core last year, it would have made deciding much easier.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux