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post #1 of 22
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Hi all,


Currently i own the rig that's listed under my page.
I notice alot of strange drops when i am playing a 5on5 match at CS:GO.
For example: my fps drops from 180 to 100 in close quarter fire, Or when i am standing in a smoke, it goes even down to 70 mad.gif
I know my rig is pretty old, but i also heard that cs:go isn't rlly a high demanding game.
Would it still be better for me to go with a : 3570K + GTX 660 for example? Or will this be a overkill for cs:go? ( I don't rlly want to upgrade for 1 single game tongue.gif , but if this makes my game run smoother i will do it because im a hardcore cs player)
I also own a 120 hz monitor ( Samsung 2233rz)
And my current specs are:

Intel Q8400
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4)
Samsung 2233RZ

Hope some people can help me out deciding if it's necessary to upgrade or not.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 22
Over kill, but you'll get a constant 120fps or even more with an overclock.
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post #3 of 22
Definitely OC.
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post #4 of 22
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Thanks for the reactions so far, But my mobo won't allow me to OC frown.gif it is the : Asus P5G41T-M LX2/GB
It has no options for vcore/fsb
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post #5 of 22
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But do you guys think my current rig is more then enough to run cs:go?
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post #6 of 22
Unless you notice the difference between 70fps and 100+fps there is no need to upgrade.
post #7 of 22
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Well it is actually a fps boost of 100-150 ~ i guess with the new setup.
But i see that alot of people say that everything above 120 fps is barely noticable, while others say there is a big difference between 120 and 300 fps.
So i'm rlly confused at that part
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post #8 of 22
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No more people have suggestions for me?
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post #9 of 22
Everybody is different so its up to you if its worth it.

Personally I don't believe you'll see any improvement over the native hertz of your monitor. Even if your system can push out 300 FPS, your monitor will still only display 120 FPS.

I would try frame limiting to the lowest FPS you get in CS:GO. I rather have consistency (stable FPS) vs a higher FPS.

Consistent 70 FPS is better than 70-120FPS bounces.

Good luck either way you go!

Also think there's a modded bios to overclock with your motherboard but would only suggest it if you know what you're doing.
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post #10 of 22
If you're unhappy then upgrade smile.gif. It would be overkill for sure but if that's what you're looking for (constant 120fps+) then go for it. Do you play any other games?? you should take that into consideration when you buy a new GPU
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