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i5 650 upgrade or 120HZ monitor?

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Hello people i'm new here! smile.gif
I'm looking to upgrade my i5 650, i'm playing battlefield 3, call of duty , battlefield bad company 2, will buy skyrim son..
what is best worth upgrade i can make ?
120hz monitor or i5 760?
currently im playing on Samsung B2330, playing games without vsync is almost impossible.. so much tearing and choppyness..

i get around 90fps stuck on call of duty, and basically fps is usally over 80..

my system is
i5 650 4.2ghz 1.376v
4GB RAM 1.90 qpi vtt
amd radeon 6870
H55M-ud2h
my onboard internet died so i'm using sort of adapter now...
leave me some suggestions, i appreciate it.
Sorry for my bad english though.
post #2 of 13
Your current CPU is more than adequate for gaming. It's unlikely you will we any real time performance from 4 physical cores over 4 virtual cores. I'd go with the monitor as that is garunteed to enhance your gaming experience.

I have a secondary gaming rig with an i3-550 and it runs all games just fine. The only game that I can think of that is heavily cpu dependent is gta iv, and even it runs good on my 1156 rig.

If you had an older gen dual core without hyper-threading (lga775) I would tell you it would be a good idea to upgrade your cpu to a quad, but todays dual cores are just as capable as a quadcore without hyperthreading. Only differences you would notice would be in benchmarks, video encoding/rendering, and other heavily threaded applications such as f@h.
Edited by AliceInChains - 12/13/11 at 1:25am
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^this. Definitely get a 120Hz monitor. It'll eliminate all of your screen tearing issues.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post

Your current CPU is more than adequate for gaming. It's unlikely you will we any real time performance from 4 physical cores over 4 virtual cores. I'd go with the monitor as that is garunteed to enhance your gaming experience.
I have a secondary gaming rig with an i3-550 and it runs all games just fine. The only game that I can think of that is heavily cpu dependent is gta iv, and even it runs good on my 1156 rig.
If you had an older gen dual core without hyper-threading (lga775) I would tell you it would be a good idea to upgrade your cpu to a quad, but todays dual cores are just as capable as a quadcore without hyperthreading. Only differences you would notice would be in benchmarks, video encoding/rendering, and other heavily threaded applications such as f@h.

Sir, you make i3 or i5 dual core sound so good, lachen.gif
But i notice nothing but choppyness, but with vsync on its all smoothness, could that be my motherboard issue or is it just monitor?
Because my onboard internet died the day i left the fan close to case to cool the motherboard and case doh.gif
i also turned off my computer then... Oh god can't believe what i did, i actually overclocked to 3.9ghz that day with stock cooler and voltage on auto and without stress testing doh.gif Ram 1333mhz overclocked to 1600mhz and 1.65voltage doh.gif but then i reset cmos and it was fine...
post #5 of 13
Go with the monitor, the cpu you have is plenty for gaming atm.
post #6 of 13
my sig (i5-650 + 550 ti + 24" 60hz monitor) played BF3 flawlessly.... (with default video options)

in regards to your onboard ethernet, have you tried a power drain?
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post

my sig (i5-650 + 550 ti + 24" 60hz monitor) played BF3 flawlessly.... (with default video options)
in regards to your onboard ethernet, have you tried a power drain?

what is power drain?
post #8 of 13
120hz monitor.
post #9 of 13
both are stupid ideas, i recommend you come up with better options or invest in a charity.
post #10 of 13
Screen chopping isn't due to bad performance, if anything it's because of too much performance with vsync off in this case. Either turn Vsync on or get the 120hz monitor.
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both are stupid ideas, i recommend you come up with better options or invest in a charity.

Either help (give suggestions) or don't post. Period.
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