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July 6, 2013 9:56:55 PM

I am thinking of upgrading my processor when i have the money, but i just want to know if anyone has any suggestions for good cheap processors :) 

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July 6, 2013 10:02:32 PM

FatalxShadow said:
I am thinking of upgrading my processor when i have the money, but i just want to know if anyone has any suggestions for good cheap processors :) 


What cpu and motherboard do you currently have?
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July 6, 2013 10:05:08 PM

robnof said:
FatalxShadow said:
I am thinking of upgrading my processor when i have the money, but i just want to know if anyone has any suggestions for good cheap processors :) 


What cpu and motherboard do you currently have?


an AMD 4100 quad core
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July 6, 2013 10:05:16 PM

whats your budget?
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July 6, 2013 10:06:03 PM

mrdmatt123 said:
whats your budget?


like 150-200$
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July 6, 2013 10:07:09 PM

What's your motherboard?
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July 6, 2013 10:09:06 PM

intel i5 4570k would be your best bet its about 200 and you can overclock it and it will run current games as good as an i7 right now
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July 6, 2013 10:12:30 PM

the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
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July 6, 2013 10:18:55 PM

mrdmatt123 said:
intel i5 4570k would be your best bet its about 200 and you can overclock it and it will run current games as good as an i7 right now


He won't be getting that for a budget of 150 - 200 dollars. That's not including the necessary motherboard upgrade.

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July 6, 2013 10:20:03 PM

FatalxShadow said:
mrdmatt123 said:
whats your budget?


like 150-200$


If you're board is compatible, you can always get an fx 8350. It's a pretty well rounded processor.
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July 6, 2013 10:22:36 PM

robnof said:
FatalxShadow said:
mrdmatt123 said:
whats your budget?


like 150-200$


If you're board is compatible, you can always get an fx 8350. It's a pretty well rounded processor.


or wait for the steamroller
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July 6, 2013 10:25:50 PM

what about the AMD Bulldozer FX4150i?
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July 6, 2013 10:37:40 PM

robnof said:
mrdmatt123 said:
intel i5 4570k would be your best bet its about 200 and you can overclock it and it will run current games as good as an i7 right now


He won't be getting that for a budget of 150 - 200 dollars. That's not including the necessary motherboard upgrade.


I saw it on sale for 200 like a week ago on slick deals but yeah probably not the best idea if you have to upgrade the mobo
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July 6, 2013 10:41:36 PM

mrdmatt123 said:
robnof said:
mrdmatt123 said:
intel i5 4570k would be your best bet its about 200 and you can overclock it and it will run current games as good as an i7 right now


He won't be getting that for a budget of 150 - 200 dollars. That's not including the necessary motherboard upgrade.


I saw it on sale for 200 like a week ago on slick deals but yeah probably not the best idea if you have to upgrade the mobo


At the moment, can my pc run games like farcry 3, borderlands 2, skyrim, metro last light?

Specs:

Processor: AMD 4100 quad core

GPU: EVGA GTX 760

PSU: Corsair cx500

RAM: 8GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2

Hard Drive: 1 TB HDD
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July 6, 2013 10:42:02 PM

FatalxShadow said:
what about the AMD Bulldozer FX4150i?


Not really an upgrade from the 4100. You could overclock your 4100 and get that performance increase.
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July 6, 2013 10:43:14 PM

robnof said:
FatalxShadow said:
what about the AMD Bulldozer FX4150i?


Not really an upgrade from the 4100. You could overclock your 4100 and get that performance increase.


im a little new at this, how do i overclock it?
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July 6, 2013 10:45:47 PM

FatalxShadow said:
mrdmatt123 said:
robnof said:
mrdmatt123 said:
intel i5 4570k would be your best bet its about 200 and you can overclock it and it will run current games as good as an i7 right now


He won't be getting that for a budget of 150 - 200 dollars. That's not including the necessary motherboard upgrade.


I saw it on sale for 200 like a week ago on slick deals but yeah probably not the best idea if you have to upgrade the mobo


At the moment, can my pc run games like farcry 3, borderlands 2, skyrim, metro last light?

Specs:

Processor: AMD 4100 quad core

GPU: EVGA GTX 760

PSU: Corsair cx500

RAM: 8GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2

Hard Drive: 1 TB HDD


Not metro on 1080 ultra but everything else should be good
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July 6, 2013 10:48:31 PM

robnof said:
FatalxShadow said:
mrdmatt123 said:
whats your budget?


like 150-200$


If you're board is compatible, you can always get an fx 8350. It's a pretty well rounded processor.


how do i check if my mobo is compatible?
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July 6, 2013 10:48:36 PM

FatalxShadow said:

im a little new at this, how do i overclock it?


Just buy an aftermarket cooler, a Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus is a good option, and change the cpu ratio or multiplier in the bios. Let me see if I can find you a proper guide, it's been a while since I overclocked an AMD processor.
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July 6, 2013 10:49:47 PM

FatalxShadow said:

how do i check if my mobo is compatible?


Check the manufacturer's website, and your motherboard page. It should have a cpu compatibility list. If it's an older board you might need a bios update for a piledriver cpu .
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July 6, 2013 10:59:23 PM

You can't OC using that motherboard. best CPU to be put on that board is a FX6300. Or you can sell both that board and the fx4100 for a better combo around 300-350$.
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July 6, 2013 11:03:24 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
You can't OC using that motherboard. best CPU to be put on that board is a FX6300. Or you can sell both that board and the fx4100 for a better combo around 300-350$.


so shoulld i just go with the fx6300?
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July 6, 2013 11:06:27 PM

there is a deal on newegg right now where you can get an amd a10 and an msi fm2 micro atx mobo for 160
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July 6, 2013 11:06:38 PM

Yes, upgrade to a fx6300, and save the rest to upgrade to a better motherboard that support 8 cores CPUs and overclocking later, like the Gigabyte GA 970a UD3.
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July 6, 2013 11:11:00 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Yes, upgrade to a fx6300, and save the rest to upgrade to a better motherboard that support 8 cores CPUs and overclocking later, like the Gigabyte GA 970a UD3.


and my mobo can support the fx6300?
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July 6, 2013 11:13:16 PM

Yes, you mobo support the fx6300 nicely, without the needs of updating any motherboard-related software.
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July 6, 2013 11:14:36 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Yes, you mobo support the fx6300 nicely, without the needs of updating any motherboard-related software.


Ok, im set now, thank you all for your help and opinions, it gives me a better outlook on what to buy, and what not to buy, thank you :) 
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July 6, 2013 11:16:04 PM

You're welcome. Don't forget to pick the best answer when things got solved :) 
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July 6, 2013 11:21:32 PM

FatalxShadow said:
Madn3ss795 said:
Yes, upgrade to a fx6300, and save the rest to upgrade to a better motherboard that support 8 cores CPUs and overclocking later, like the Gigabyte GA 970a UD3.


and my mobo can support the fx6300?

You can check the CPU support of your motherboard here.
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