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So many decisions.
Which one would be great for maxing out games like GTA 4 and shiz?

EDIT: Just saw the graph on the first page. Maybe I should go ahead and buy a 760 or 750.
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So many decisions.
Which one would be great for maxing out games like GTA 4 and shiz?

EDIT: Just saw the graph on the first page. Maybe I should go ahead and buy a 760 or 750.

maybe, send a PM to one of the sellers i listed and see thumb.gif .. worst case senario CL or eBay redface.gif
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Ok, where would I find an i5 750-760?
Also sure I can wait, the 650 I have now is doing well. I would just like to play my games at 60 fps and not 20-50.

Here's an i5 760 for $115 shipped: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i5-760-2-8-GHz-Quad-Core-LGA1156-CPU-Processor-i7-860-870-750-660-650-/321005832432?pt=CPUs&hash=item4abd7048f0
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Ok, where would I find an i5 750-760?
Also sure I can wait, the 650 I have now is doing well. I would just like to play my games at 60 fps and not 20-50.
OCN marketplace or ebay
That would be your cheapest solution..get i5 750-760..OC to 3.6-ish ..profit.
should be $125 or less.
good AMD motherboards cost $200-ish..decent cpu= $100-ish... $200 isn't going very far..
but umm..an 1156 true quad-core is quite a capable cpu thumb.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/20/12 at 7:36pm
 
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There are a lot of good comments.
First you need a good subsystem.. better motherboard that supports sata III and faster memory.
No matter which direction you go.
also a ssd will make a night and day difference.
Your chip isnt the fastest but a quick look ( im not a intel expert by any means ) your chip should perform ok with updated components. it may hold you over but depending on the chip die size you would have to lower memory speed till you upgrade chip.
But if you went that way.. you have the chip and a cooler for it.
you have a good video card
get a ssd for the boot drive say at least a 128gig
and maybe a z77 motherboard for a chip upgrade in the near future.
I have the amd 8120 chip with a sabertooth motherboard. but if you are happy with intel i see no reason to switch. also the market place as mentioned is a great way to get a deal and help someone on ocn out. :>
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post #16 of 63
Why are you looking for an AMD CPU for gaming? The ones that are the best for gaming currently are the i3, if you don't have much to spend, and the i5, if you can spend $200 on a processor. The FX-8150 would be a waste of money for gaming, as the only game that uses more than 4 cores is BF3.

I'd say go for a core i3 and a decent intel motherboard or a quad core 1156 i5.
You could go for a Phenom II x4 or an FX-4100, but both are inferior to the i3 AFAIK.
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Overclock that processor to 4.6+ghz and you'll be fine.
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If you live near a microcenter, 2500k is $160 and 3570k is $190
    
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If you live near a microcenter, 2500k is $160 and 3570k is $190

He doesn't need sandy or ivy. He should grab a 760 and over clock it to 4.0-4.2
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He doesn't need sandy or ivy. He should grab a 760 and over clock it to 4.0-4.2

I agree...Most cost-effective solution thumb.gif
eh..I had a Xeon that wouldn't go over 3.8 comfortably for daily..It was still good, though biggrin.gif
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