Suggest Budget Gaming CPU for P5B-MX/WiFi-AP with an ati HD6670

Guys, I have been using my desktop ,a P5B-MX/WiFi-AP mobo with an ati HD6670 gpu and Intel Core 2 duo E4400 overclocked at 2.4 ghz! well,its not enough but its been running quite fine and new games run at 30-50fps without AA. Now, m planning to change my processor coz it feels like thats where the bottleneck is.

Please suggest compatible cpus with price any other alternatives!
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  1. What would be your budget dude and your PSU.,
  2. Budget would be within 8k at max 10k. Currently am using a stock psu since 6670 dont need external power. if needed can get a reasonable psu as well :)
  3. 10K US Dollars ? get Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz 6 cores from intel. for about $1,007.13 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  4. LOLL noo ! :D

    am talking about Indian Rupees. thats approx 175 US$. XD
  5. zzkaustavzz said:
    LOLL noo ! :D

    am talking about Indian Rupees. thats approx 175 US$. XD


    Based on your Motherboard. You will get an Intel . If you don't want to overclock it. just buy an i5-3470 for $185 or 3570 for $212. If you want to get the 3570K just get the best MOBO Z77 intel chipset.
  6. Anonymous said:
    zzkaustavzz said:
    LOLL noo ! :D

    am talking about Indian Rupees. thats approx 175 US$. XD


    Based on your Motherboard. You will get an Intel . If you don't want to overclock it. just buy an i5-3470 for $185 or 3570 for $212. If you want to get the 3570K just get the best MOBO Z77 intel chipset.


    Ok ,3 things...

    1)So i5-3470 /3570 will be compatible wth my mobo? How come cpu-upgrade.com & asus support site only showing core 2 duo and quad core processors in the compatibility chart? Are they out-dated?

    2)there seems to be many Z77 motherboards ,can you specify which ones ? ( found one DZ77RE-75K http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dz77re-75k.html
    priced at Rs. 21199 ( us $378 O.o )

    3)The idea is to buy a processor for P5B-MX so that I can later upgrade my mobo if needed without any prob.


    Thanks for the help maate... :D 8)
  7. Quote:

    1)So i5-3470 /3570 will be compatible wth my mobo? How come cpu-upgrade.com & asus support site only showing core 2 duo and quad core processors in the compatibility chart? Are they out-dated?

    No. You have a socket 775 board. The new Intel CPUs use LGA1155.
    Quote:

    2)there seems to be many Z77 motherboards ,can you specify which ones ? ( found one DZ77RE-75K http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dz77re-75k.html
    priced at Rs. 21199 ( us $378 O.o )

    3)The idea is to buy a processor for P5B-MX so that I can later upgrade my mobo if needed without any prob.


    Thanks for the help maate... :D 8)

    I think for your case I would stick with a non-unlocked CPU such as an i5-3330 and a cheaper motherboard.
    You won't be able to overclock much but it will probably be close to half the price.

    or another option is to look into the AMD options. Perhaps an A10 APU which can crossfire with the 6670 or the FX6300.

    Or maybe try overclocking your C2D and see how that does.
  8. smeezekitty said:
    Quote:

    1)So i5-3470 /3570 will be compatible wth my mobo? How come cpu-upgrade.com & asus support site only showing core 2 duo and quad core processors in the compatibility chart? Are they out-dated?

    No. You have a socket 775 board. The new Intel CPUs use LGA1155.

    Well that answers why they aint shown in the official support site... thankzzz
    smeezekitty said:

    Quote:

    2)there seems to be many Z77 motherboards ,can you specify which ones ? ( found one DZ77RE-75K http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dz77re-75k.html
    priced at Rs. 21199 ( us $378 O.o )

    3)The idea is to buy a processor for P5B-MX so that I can later upgrade my mobo if needed without any prob.


    Thanks for the help maate... :D 8)

    I think for your case I would stick with a non-unlocked CPU such as an i5-3330 and a cheaper motherboard.
    You won't be able to overclock much but it will probably be close to half the price.

    or another option is to look into the AMD options. Perhaps an A10 APU which can crossfire with the 6670 or the FX6300.


    Errr....by cheaper motherboard can you suggest a good combo for i5-3330 and 6670 ? a comparison between i5-3330 and A10 APU with crossfire would be nice , cost & performance .
    smeezekitty said:


    Or maybe try overclocking your C2D and see how that does.

    Well... the mobo supports overclocking with predefined steps at max 30% (but without gud psu its not stable) .so I use 15%. at 2.44 ghz.M curious, does the nature of overclocking capabilities depend on the mobo or the processor only i.e.max overclock support etc.
  9. Z77? u'll only get the Motherboard for 8k....and ur current mobo will actually only support Core 2 Duos/Quads, sorry
  10. Quote:

    Errr....by cheaper motherboard can you suggest a good combo for i5-3330 and 6670 ?

    Here is a cheaper B75 based board that should support all the new Ivy/Sandy 1155 CPU. It is microATX if it matters for your case.
    -edit-
    Sorry forgot link: http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-b75m-d3h-motherboard/p/itmdacp36gegyeqt?pid=MBDDACP2GUBGFPFM&ref=efa9d533-760f-4a4f-8572-528c68dfb966
    Quote:

    a comparison between i5-3330 and A10 APU with crossfire would be nice , cost & performance .

    Not the most accurate by any sense but cpubenchmark.net shows
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
    i5-3330 5906
    A10 5800K 4689

    By comparison, a stock E4400 gets 1111 points

    An average 6670 will rank 1053. Crossfiring with an A10 could put you as high as 1233
    Or maybe try overclocking your C2D and see how that does.
    Quote:

    Well... the mobo supports overclocking with predefined steps at max 30% (but without gud psu its not stable) .so I use 15%. at 2.44 ghz.M curious, does the nature of overclocking capabilities depend on the mobo or the processor only i.e.max overclock support etc.



    Different motherboards or CPUs handle different amounts of overclocking.
  11. jinayhvora said:
    Z77? u'll only get the Motherboard for 8k....and ur current mobo will actually only support Core 2 Duos/Quads, sorry


    Yeah...its sad ! :'( and I was looking forward to keeping it

    Nehow,that leaves me with only my GPU . Gotta change both cpu and mobo.Thinking about i3-3220 maybe and any good usb 3.0 cheap mobo available in indian market?
  12. zzkaustavzz said:
    =

    Yeah...its sad ! :'( and I was looking forward to keeping it

    Nehow,that leaves me with only my GPU . Gotta change both cpu and mobo.Thinking about i3-3220 maybe and any good usb 3.0 cheap mobo available in indian market?



    Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H with Core i3 3220 (Rs 4200+ Rs 7200) its quite a bit over budget but it is good value for money
  13. For good but cheap mobo for at least 2k P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0.. Check this out.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M_LX_PLUS_R20/#overview
  14. Why can't you get another system. It will be good for you. 2 systems.
    Core 2 duo will be good.

    Upgrading from low end specs is just like building a new gaming rig. This is just only me own opinion. 25k is enough.
  15. Anonymous said:
    For good but cheap mobo for at least 2k P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0.. Check this out.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M_LX_PLUS_R20/#overview


    H61 doesn't have USB 3.0.....otherwise fine....
  16. or u can wait and see what Haswell has to offer
  17. jinayhvora said:
    Anonymous said:
    For good but cheap mobo for at least 2k P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0.. Check this out.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M_LX_PLUS_R20/#overview


    H61 doesn't have USB 3.0.....otherwise fine....


    If your budget is tight. Then Go for it.

    On my own opinion., I will just build other new system if I were from low end.
  18. Anonymous said:


    If your budget is tight. Then Go for it.

    On my own opinion., I will just build other new system if I were from low end.


    In that case i would recommend my own motherboard
  19. jinayhvora said:
    Anonymous said:


    If your budget is tight. Then Go for it.

    On my own opinion., I will just build other new system if I were from low end.


    In that case i would recommend my own motherboard



    ....and which is ? :O :D
  20. zzkaustavzz said:


    ....and which is ? :O :D


    See my signature.....a Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3
  21. Ok... So i'm supposed to build up from scratch... -_-

    any suggestions on a reasonably decent PSU and RAM within budget ( 4gigs would be well enough).. gskills or corsair?
  22. So u're building up from scratch....tell me ur total budget in INR
  23. zzkaustavzz said:
    Ok... So i'm supposed to build up from scratch... -_-

    any suggestions on a reasonably decent PSU and RAM within budget ( 4gigs would be well enough).. gskills or corsair?


    coolermaster PSU were used to be cheap. Now they also can put a dent in you budget. But yes reading the current thread i must say either wait and milk the current pc as much as you can OR completely change your unit. And you gotttttt to have a PSU.
  24. Kalvin81Omar said:
    zzkaustavzz said:
    Ok... So i'm supposed to build up from scratch... -_-

    any suggestions on a reasonably decent PSU and RAM within budget ( 4gigs would be well enough).. gskills or corsair?


    coolermaster PSU were used to be cheap. Now they also can put a dent in you budget. But yes reading the current thread i must say either wait and milk the current pc as much as you can OR completely change your unit. And you gotttttt to have a PSU.


    Heyy,I finally got the corsair cx430 v2 for my rig:bounce: . And its a pretty sweet beast! thanks guys... :Dnow lets see how long I can stay with the setup. Planning to get new mobo & cpu later :sarcastic:
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