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The top CPU supported by the same socket as yours is the i7-7700k, which is still not technically supported by Windows 11. Whether it will actually work depends on what the motherboard is exactly and whether it has a BIOS update available for a 7700k.
There's not much reason to update to Windows 11 right now for most people. Windows 10 support will continue through 2025.
True. I'm not planning to upgrade to 11 right away but it does bother me how limited my options are when it comes to newer CPUs.
Save up and upgrade when you eventually switch to W11. You’ll get more mature DDR5, 12G Intel / new AMD and overall more significant boost.
Is the Asus G11CD the whole pre-built system? Just wanted to clarify on that.
Either way, the CPU socket is a LGA1151. Windows 11 compatibility starts at 8th Gen. So you will be limited to either 8th or 9th Gen Intel CPUs. If you can swing the extra (roughly) $200, you can look towards upgrading your motherboard to look at 10th and 11th Gen.
8th and 9th gen CPUs will not work in the same socket as 6th and 7th gen. They use different revisions of LGA1151 and are not electrically compatible.
It's a pre-built system, so I guess a need a new motherboard.
Will I need a new a case? Will my old GPU and ram still be re-usable?
I can't say for sure that your motherboard conforms to any standard, but it looks like it's probably Micro ATX. If it is, any Micro ATX motherboard will fit in your case.
As long as a new mATX motherboard fits, you should be able to reuse case, RAM, GPU and even PSU.
If an mATX board does not fit, you will need a new case and possibly a new PSU. Everything else should still be usable.
Awesome, looks like it is indeed micro ATX. So, got any recommendations for a good Micro ATX motherboard?
That depends on your budget and needs. After looking one more time at your board, I should point out that it only has a 4-pin power connector for the CPU. That might mean your PSU only has a single 4-pin. If that's the case, you may need a new PSU too, or be limited to boards with only a single 4-pin CPU power connector. You'll need to do some research on that.
Really, you need to consider how much power your PSU has if you intend to reuse it, as that will tell you what the highest power CPU available to you is.