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August 21, 2013 4:39:26 AM

My system cpu:i5-650
Ram:normal 6gb
Gpu:gtx650 ti brand new
Psu: huntkey 500watt
Mobo:h55m-e21 msi

Looking for a new mobo and cpu I play bf3 on high but want to upgrade for bf4

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August 21, 2013 4:45:01 AM

Whats your budget? I would always recommend this CPUhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and perhaps this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

although the motherboard is really your preference. I wouldn't recommend going haswell just because you might have to look into a new PSU.
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August 21, 2013 4:59:24 AM

No budget just looking to upgrade my old mobo and cpu why not hanswell I've not asked anyone this before
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August 21, 2013 5:22:26 AM

Haswell is very sensitive when it comes to idle voltages. A lot of the existing psu's will not supply low enough voltage for idle on haswell. As a note, your psu is shakey at best - huntkey has had some pretty severe ripple issues and is not known for its quality. You should really think about getting a quality psu - if the huntkey goes, its liable to take your cpu, gpu, m/b and maybe your house with it.

Also, the increase in performance of haswell over ivy or sandy is not that great and, IMO, not worth the price.
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