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November 22, 2013 10:34:27 PM

Hey guys:

I have a totally outdated rig. But i am still able to play most of the games smoothly except the open world games.

My rig is:
Intel core2duo e7500 OCD to 3.3ghz
4 gb ddr 2 ram
Hd7750 1Gb graphics card

I play at 1360x768 resolution. I just want to able to run all games smoothly at acceptable FPS. Turning on all eye candies is not a necessity for me. I am comfortable with turning off some of the settings for smoother gameplay.Some of these games include assasins creed 4 which lag a bit on my system particularly when lot of people/foliage is there.

So my question is,upgrading my cpu to i5 3570k/amd fx8300 and an equivalent and supporting DDR3 mobo, will i get better frame rates overall?Or will it be better if i get a better graphic card like hd7770 or equivalent nvidia?

Your suggestions and ideas will be appreciated.

P.S: Also, if upgrading cpu/mobo will give me better results, then please recommend me good cpu/mobo combo that will let me play games for atleast 2 years from now without bottlenecking my system.Intel or amd is fine with me, not geared towards buying a particular brand, just want best performance for price.

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November 22, 2013 10:47:05 PM

Your gaming resolution at 1360 X 768 is optimum for HD7750 GPU. If you are tight on budget I recommends you a CPU upgrade to an i5 or FX8350 CPU to play most of the todays games smoothly @ that resolution. But if you wanted to do higher resolution or max quality graphics settings at todays games, yes a GPU upgrade is required as well.
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November 22, 2013 10:53:29 PM

Yh i am on a tight budget..but spending a good amount on i5+mobo, i would want some real good results too, like no stuttering /FPS drops . I am not gonna play at higher resolutions and i do not exactly need to max graphics, just want to run games smoothly at medium-high settings. My budget is currently 400$(Rs.25k approx. as i live in India).
i5 3570k + z77 gigabyte mobo will cost me about Rs. 20k. Plus ddr3 ram and power supply will take another Rs.6-7k. So spending that much, will i see a noticeable difference in games? and will it cater to my needs?

I can upgrade my GPU later if its sufficient for now.
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November 22, 2013 11:06:14 PM

Good intel board and I 5 4670 then worry about a card afterwards .
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November 22, 2013 11:09:50 PM

aviral1990 said:
. My budget is currently 400$(Rs.25k approx. as i live in India).
i5 3570k + z77 gigabyte mobo will cost me about Rs. 20k. Plus ddr3 ram and power supply will take another Rs.6-7k. So spending that much, will i see a noticeable difference in games? and will it cater to my needs?

I can upgrade my GPU later if its sufficient for now.



Good to see an Indian, me too an Indian :bounce: 
Why you wanted to upgrade to a K series i5 CPU and a high end Z77 chipset motherboard which wastes a lot of money. The only advantage you get from K series CPU with an Z77 motherboard is overclocking support, if you have no interest in overclocking the CPU better save some cash and add an SSD drive for installing windows for a super responsive system. You can get almost the same performance with a non K series CPU, Core i5 - 3330 will only costs around 12k and with a ASUS P8B75M-LX costing 5k motherboard.

With this configuration I am sure you can play most of the todays games at meduim to high settings at 1360X768 resolution on that HD7750 GPU you had now. On a latter date you can upgrade the GPU to a higher end if you wish....
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November 22, 2013 11:20:21 PM

Oh nice to see an indian..Well thanks for the advice..I was also wondering about the effects of overclocking. I was thinking of going for K series + z77 so that i could be future proof a bit. But i am not sure how much boost will overclocking really give.If i dont consider overclocking at all, then i5 3570+ a decent mobo will cost me about 17k only. and i could save up for a better card like hd 7770 or hd7790..
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November 22, 2013 11:32:17 PM

The I 5 3570 is a excellent chip and will serve you well and you can overclock it latter if need be.
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November 22, 2013 11:41:29 PM

aviral1990 said:
. If i dont consider overclocking at all, then i5 3570+ a decent mobo will cost me about 17k only. and i could save up for a better card like hd 7770 or hd7790..


Yes, that's true. For gaming GPU performance matters.The more powerful GPU you had, the higher and better resolutions and graphics setting you can play with games.


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November 23, 2013 12:05:36 AM

Yes he needs to have some power behind the gpu portion tho think hes worried on a tight budget for money on his system I wont recommend a 7790 because I have heard people having issue with them altho they are faster then the 7770 radeon but his next step on the AMD side would be a 7850 or 7870 and when you get up to those prices the r 280 comes into play a new card or really is it? lol so there are other options on the NVidia side if anyone whats to chime in here and help this guy.
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November 23, 2013 12:27:00 AM

Your current cpu+ hd 7770 = close to bottlenecking.
If oc'ed, its good, but buying a new i5 wolud not be worth the penny at present, nor will be buying a new gfx card.

I'd recommend you to wait until next year and see the market full of new products. Save yourself some more money and spend them on a better combo for the long run. Prices will also fall drastically next year(expecting).

Patience always serves you well in the market.
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November 23, 2013 12:35:26 AM

Yes it does but how many people wait for the next big thing example the lines for the new ps4 or xbox one I always wait at least 4 to 6 months on any product therefor I may be a bit behind in the latest or greatest but his system is so outdated now he cant go wrong updating now.
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November 23, 2013 12:52:13 AM

Yeh to be honest, im thinking of waiting till next gen games are released like witcher 2 and gta 5 on pc and see their specs and buy a new system accordingly. But the thing is i dont want really extreme performance, i just want games to run decently with adequate graphic settings and not necessarily with all effects on.

So was planning on getting i5 3570 as it should run most games fine without bottlenecking till next 2 years and i can always upgrade my GPU when i want more graphics power.
I really wanna play watch dogs, so will definitely end up upgrading once it nears release date.
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November 23, 2013 1:00:35 AM

WITH THE 3570 YOU WILL BE FINE MAY HAVE TO OVERCLOCK IT LATER OPPS sorry caps theres no future proof when it come to tech anymore you can always upgrade your gpu and cpu if you have the path to do so. When I went to college what I was taught at the time we are at a stand still the old 486 dx 33 MHz was about as good as it gets then, and they didn't see anything coming down the pipeline much faster then that for years.. But yet there was a boom in pc tech and we got the first Pentium and amd k 6 cpus and it ran much faster then people expected and has been to recently ...so with that said you be fine with that cpu for awhile but I wont say that in 6 months or a year something don't change...
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November 23, 2013 1:44:32 AM

What is the exact model of the HD 7750 ? I got my Gigabyte HD 7750 OC running at 930 core and 1350 memory and its close to the stock performance of an hd7770.
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November 23, 2013 2:52:09 AM

bitspirit3 said:
What is the exact model of the HD 7750 ? I got my Gigabyte HD 7750 OC running at 930 core and 1350 memory and its close to the stock performance of an hd7770.


Well the problem is i dont see much FPS increase even if i decrease graphic settings to very low..there is very less difference in FPS..So im guessing its not the Graphics card thats hindering me but the processor..as my CPU usage is generally 100% but GPU usage isnt..

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November 23, 2013 3:03:30 AM

aviral1990 said:
bitspirit3 said:
What is the exact model of the HD 7750 ? I got my Gigabyte HD 7750 OC running at 930 core and 1350 memory and its close to the stock performance of an hd7770.


Well the problem is i dont see much FPS increase even if i decrease graphic settings to very low..there is very less difference in FPS..So im guessing its not the Graphics card thats hindering me but the processor..as my CPU usage is generally 100% but GPU usage isnt..



Yeah you definetly need a better cpu my point was you can get a better cpu and oc the gpu to squeeze out as much performace out of it as you can.
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November 23, 2013 7:34:25 AM

that gpu is more than enough to run games that you wanted in that resolution. i feel u must get at least 3rd gen i3 or upwards or better yet get an i5 with good mobo than can oc your cpu.
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