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tell me about the computer i just got please, im not sure how good or bad it is and im no hardware expert.

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January 15, 2014 7:22:37 PM

I bought a used computer the specs are Intel(R) Core i3 2.93ghz
8Gb DDR3 Ram
64 bit opperating system windows 7
The mother board is a TH55B HD
The graphics card is Asus Gtx 650 ti boost (inserted today)
tell me what you think of it, can it run most games? can i not run assassins creed four because system requirements lab says i cant. ive been running rust and having some frame rate drops, is this normal because the game is in alpha? or is it my card?

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January 15, 2014 7:32:31 PM

You can run it. Your CPU is weak, which is why it said you couldn't. Upgrading your CPU will boost your framerate, however it isn't necessary. Expect to be able to run it on medium settings.

The card is decent. Not the best, but good for budget gaming. You can run most modern games on high and new releases on medium.
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January 15, 2014 7:35:14 PM

650ti isnt a bad mid range card. it can run most things without much issue.

8gb of ram is fine as well.

the bottleneck is your cpu which is weak. you might definitely get frame rate drops in any cpu heavy games but might be fine in any gpu heavy games.
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January 15, 2014 7:41:11 PM

ssddx said:
650ti isnt a bad mid range card. it can run most things without much issue.

8gb of ram is fine as well.

the bottleneck is your cpu which is weak. you might definitely get frame rate drops in any cpu heavy games but might be fine in any gpu heavy games.


can you buy just a cpu? and if so what would work with everything else i have?
thanks for the help.
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January 15, 2014 8:21:43 PM

you could.

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Supports the Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Processors in the LGA1156 Package

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156

probably something along the lines of a i5-6xx series at 3.3ghz or above (the i5-680 at 3.6ghz is the best you're going to get)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i5_micr...

however... you need to look at how much it will cost as well. for example if you can get it for $100 or less? sure perhaps worth the upgrade.

if its $150 or more? probably worth just upgrading your motherboard and cpu. your motherboard lists ddr3 so i'm guessing you have ddr3 sticks you can throw into the new board. for $220 you could get a new fx-6300 6core and a 990x motherboard which should be a drop in. i'd go this route instead of paying more than $100 or so for a cpu unless of course you absolutely are on a fixed budget and cannot spend more than a certain amount.

i'm still on the older socket myself but since i have an i7-920 i'm not hurting yet for performance. likely the i5 wouldnt be doing terrible either but spending big money to change out the cpu isnt worth the cash over just buying a newer amd chip.

your choice.
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January 15, 2014 9:11:50 PM

ssddx said:
you could.

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Supports the Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Processors in the LGA1156 Package

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156

probably something along the lines of a i5-6xx series at 3.3ghz or above (the i5-680 at 3.6ghz is the best you're going to get)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i5_micr...

however... you need to look at how much it will cost as well. for example if you can get it for $100 or less? sure perhaps worth the upgrade.

if its $150 or more? probably worth just upgrading your motherboard and cpu. your motherboard lists ddr3 so i'm guessing you have ddr3 sticks you can throw into the new board. for $220 you could get a new fx-6300 6core and a 990x motherboard which should be a drop in. i'd go this route instead of paying more than $100 or so for a cpu unless of course you absolutely are on a fixed budget and cannot spend more than a certain amount.

i'm still on the older socket myself but since i have an i7-920 i'm not hurting yet for performance. likely the i5 wouldnt be doing terrible either but spending big money to change out the cpu isnt worth the cash over just buying a newer amd chip.

your choice.

Ok so you're right I'm not really finding any decently priced processors. So is it worth upgrading the motherboard right now? Or will I be able to run games on medium settings for the next year? (I won't hold you to that, just take a guess, you have far more knowledge about this then me). If you suggest it I'm thinking I may just wait a year.

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January 16, 2014 8:38:52 AM

well what levels are you running games at now? your graphics card is capable of running bf4 at medium and most other games at high. if a game is not cpu bound then you might get such levels however since your cpu is a bit on the slow side you might be holding performance back in cpu heavy games.

if you have $200 or so to spare.... it may be worth upgrading your mobo and cpu right now. if you dont then you can try limping along for a year on what you have now. in most games you are probably fine however in anything cpu demanding you might have issues.

or if you hobble along for a year and save up money perhaps you want to overhaul your whole system. honestly it depends on budget. how much money did you want to spend and when?
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January 16, 2014 1:19:16 PM

ssddx said:
well what levels are you running games at now? your graphics card is capable of running bf4 at medium and most other games at high. if a game is not cpu bound then you might get such levels however since your cpu is a bit on the slow side you might be holding performance back in cpu heavy games.

if you have $200 or so to spare.... it may be worth upgrading your mobo and cpu right now. if you dont then you can try limping along for a year on what you have now. in most games you are probably fine however in anything cpu demanding you might have issues.

or if you hobble along for a year and save up money perhaps you want to overhaul your whole system. honestly it depends on budget. how much money did you want to spend and when?


i honestly would rather not spend to much money, if im ok ill probably just wait a year, there isnt TOO many games i want to play, more so rust, DAYZ, and a few other less demanding game, do you think i will be ok running those?
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