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August 22, 2013 8:32:15 PM

I have a 500$ budget to upgrade my PC from:

AMD Phenom ii x4 945 3.0ghz
Asus HD7750 1gb v2
8gb ram
430w PSU

What will be better performance upgrade for DayZ, since it is a very intensive CPU based game? the FX-8350 or an Intel Core i7 3770k with boost?

My game runs fine in dayz singleplayer at around 60 fps but multiplayer kills it down to 14 FPS in cities, so it is definitely a CPU issue. I will also be getting this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


motherboard for the Intel if that is the choice. Also, if anyone finds a cheaper dependable mobo of equal quality that'd be great. Thanks!

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August 22, 2013 8:34:28 PM

why not a 4770k?
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August 23, 2013 2:28:28 AM

4670k or 4770k, you need more performance per core, and not more cores.
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August 23, 2013 5:35:12 AM
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September 17, 2013 2:17:35 AM

I hope you did not go with a new mobo and CPU. You will very well likely see NO performance increase what so ever. Reason:

Your GPU is the biggest bottleneck without a doubt. Upgrading your CPU is only making that bottleneck even bigger.

I have 2 suggestions if it is not too late:

1) IF your motherboard supports it, get an FX 8350 (forget about any other AMD CPU's), spend the rest of your money on the best GPU you can afford.
2) Don't even bother with the CPU upgrade, just spend everything on a GPU, IF your PSU is good quality. The phenom ii is still a great CPU capable of playing demanding games. I used to own one before upgrading to an i5 3570k and I can tell you it was not really worth it for most games.

Your decision should be dictated on what games you play. IF you are playing CPU intensive games like Arma2/dayZ, RTS games, etc then option 1 is for you. If you are playing mostly GPU intensive, ie: most FPS then go option 2.

IF you do go option 2 then bear in mind the bottleneck will now be on your CPU.

If for some reason you really want intel, then don't bother with haswell at all, go with an i5 2500k or i5 3570k everything else, inel wise, you should forget about if your on a budget or using for gaming only.
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September 18, 2013 5:48:52 AM

Tom Hartill said:
I hope you did not go with a new mobo and CPU. You will very well likely see NO performance increase what so ever. Reason:

Your GPU is the biggest bottleneck without a doubt. Upgrading your CPU is only making that bottleneck even bigger.

I have 2 suggestions if it is not too late:

1) IF your motherboard supports it, get an FX 8350 (forget about any other AMD CPU's), spend the rest of your money on the best GPU you can afford.
2) Don't even bother with the CPU upgrade, just spend everything on a GPU, IF your PSU is good quality. The phenom ii is still a great CPU capable of playing demanding games. I used to own one before upgrading to an i5 3570k and I can tell you it was not really worth it for most games.

Your decision should be dictated on what games you play. IF you are playing CPU intensive games like Arma2/dayZ, RTS games, etc then option 1 is for you. If you are playing mostly GPU intensive, ie: most FPS then go option 2.

IF you do go option 2 then bear in mind the bottleneck will now be on your CPU.

If for some reason you really want intel, then don't bother with haswell at all, go with an i5 2500k or i5 3570k everything else, inel wise, you should forget about if your on a budget or using for gaming only.

The reason i sugested the i7 was due to it will last forever for gaming when gaming offers more core usage. And the games he will play will benifit more with Intels core performance.

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