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I wanna upgrade my cpu so that I can play GW2 WvW with something greater than 7 fps. Is Core i5 3550 + Asrock z77 pro a good combo that is future proof for another 2 yrs? Or shud I just wait it out for haswell..
    
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If ur not overclocking, then there is no point in getting that board.

R u near a microcenter?


If not then I would grab this motherboard instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304&name=Intel-Motherboards

and this CPU

You wont nottice the difference between 3.6 and 3.7 and ull save 25 dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234&name=Processors-Desktops
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Hey guys

I wanna upgrade my cpu so that I can play GW2 WvW with something greater than 7 fps. Is Core i5 3550 + Asrock z77 pro a good combo that is future proof for another 2 yrs? Or shud I just wait it out for haswell..

its a good combo that will last more than 2 years, thats saying you will get more than 2 years of good usage out of it unless you plan to keep changing socket.. that said at this point in time you might as well wait for haswell which you could say would be more "futureproof" as it will be a new socket, chipset and will have 2 years before the next Tock when again the socket will change and should be avaliable in Q2 nextyear smile.gif
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7 fps @1200p with your setup? dont make sense....

If you wanna upgrade, keep the CPU, change the mobo to a 970 or 990 (but not Biostar) and get another 7850 and if you can an SSD (not needed for gaming but it changes your life for the better).
If there is a bottleneck in your setup, it more likely the GPU & not the CPU.

Still want the Intel way? get the 3570K plus the Asrock and overclock it north of 4.2GHz.

IMHO, the 1090 is a very good gaming CPU and can handle anything you throw at it. No need to exchange it for an i5 or i7.
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