Im thinking of buying a CPU and SSD.
CPU: Intel i5 4440 [4th Generation]
My Current build is:
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258
GPU: Strix GTX 960
Motherboard: Asus B85M-K
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB
PSU: Corsair VS550
Case Fans: 2x Corsair AF120's and 2x Corsair SP120's
Case: Corsair Spec 01
SSD: Kingston 120GB
HDD: Seagate 1TB
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 3
Shall i buy a motherboard first than upgrading CPU? Or buy a motherboard later and buy CPU now..
Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
I would say to buy the motherboard first; you can check the motherboard compatible with the Intel® i5-4440 and your existing processor here:
I mean this is what I would do because a motherboard will be compatible with both of your processor, the Pentium and the i5 and in case you need to troubleshoot you have a spare processor and it is easier to test than pulling a board from a case and all the cables etc.
I hope that can help.
Hello, Thanks for reply.
I do not understand what you mean by having "a spare processor" . The i5 4440 is LGA 1150 and so is the Pentium G3258...
So you mean i5 wont be compatible with my motherboard?
Please take a look to this website:
It tells you about buying the motherboard.
I'm sorry if I couldn't be very clear on this post but sometimes it depends on the customer's decision and what they need the system for. From my end I will buy the motherboard first but perhaps for somebody else it will be easier or better to buy the processor first, that depends of the situation and what your are planning to do.
Sometimes for you to buy a good motherboard you will need to buy a new processor and ram to be compatible with it or viscera.
For compatible motherboard for the Intel® processor i5-4440 you can check here: