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Windows 7: Motherboard and CPU Rec's

26 Jan 2014   #1

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Motherboard and CPU Rec's

So i'm looking to buy a new CPU and motherboard, i brought a gtx 660 OC and it was bottle-necked by my CPU( AMD athlon 651k ). I have about 200 to spend on both components together and can go a little over if really necessary but i'd really rather stay under my budget if possible. i mainly play MMO'S like WoW, Netherwinter, Diablo and Guildwars which can be CPU intensive so i'd like something that could handle these.
My Specs at the moment not including my CPU and mobo are -

GTX 660 2GB (OC)
8 GB DDD3 corsair low profile ram
Windows 7 64bit
500watt PSU ( i'll probably upgrade in the near future but hopefully i can away with 500watts for now)

Thanks

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26 Jan 2014   #2

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What's your current mobo make and model. How much does an i5 3570k run where you are? That will give me a reference point for what's left for a mobo.
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26 Jan 2014   #3

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Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V
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26 Jan 2014   #5

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26 Jan 2014   #6

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26 Jan 2014   #7

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How much more would I need to get the i5?

And would those suggested work well witht my 660 graphics card and other current components? And would it really give me a good speed of gaming?My fps used to drop loads when in a battle on a game but with nothing around it used to be high. So I assume the current cpu is bottlenecking me.
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26 Jan 2014   #8

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26 Jan 2014   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BananaMann View Post
How much more would I need to get the i5?

And would those suggested work well witht my 660 graphics card and other current components? And would it really give me a good speed of gaming?My fps used to drop loads when in a battle on a game but with nothing around it used to be high. So I assume the current cpu is bottlenecking me.
The AMD solution would rock your world but the i5 is better but it's Haswell and if you ever get into overclocking then it's a dog vs the AMD which is a mad dog ! Better PSU needed for sure for the OC.....stage 2 of the upgrades.
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26 Jan 2014   #10

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So in your opinion would you go for the AMD Eight core and the MSi board? Would that really fix my fps issues?
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