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200$ cpu upgrade need help.

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January 20, 2014 5:28:08 PM

so the i5 3570k is on sale 160$ i was originaly thinking about the i3 4340 i want it to play games my budget is 200$ and i want something that can play them all be honest if the i3 can play them all i dont want to waste my money as im very tight on money what would be the best upgrade?

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a c 902 à CPUs
January 20, 2014 5:33:34 PM

What are your current system specs?
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January 20, 2014 5:35:25 PM

oops i just picked you as solution anyways
corsair hx 850
corsair h100
8gb ddr3 1600
radeon 5870 2b eyefinity edition


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January 20, 2014 5:35:50 PM

It really depends what games you are playing. Obviously the i3 4340 is a locked multiplier, so no full overclocking like the 3570k. I've got the 4330, a step below what you are looking at, and I can play most games such as Crysis 3, civ 5 and other similar demanding titles with a GTX 660 video card, on at least medium-high, running over 40fps at 1080p. With a stronger GPU, the i3 won't let you down, but the quad core, especially if you overclock it a bit, will still be better in the long run as games become more threaded etc.
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a c 902 à CPUs
January 20, 2014 5:41:06 PM

What CPU and motherboard are you currently using? Depending on what you have, you may be better off with a better GPU. The 5870 is close to HD 7850 performance, iirc.
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January 20, 2014 5:42:16 PM

asrock 880gm le fx and phenom 965 oc to 4ghz
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a c 902 à CPUs
January 20, 2014 5:45:31 PM

To be honest, an i3 I don't think would be that huge of an upgrade over your current CPU vs what an i5 would get you. Despite its age, your GPU really isn't all that bad.

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January 20, 2014 5:57:15 PM

also just got a 4670k on sale 160 i need a motherboard now and will pst when i get it.
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January 21, 2014 8:59:17 AM

Asrock Z87 Extreme4 is my pic for MB.
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January 21, 2014 6:55:08 PM

ehh i bought a cheap motherboard for now to stay on my budget but probably here in a few weeks im getting a z87 mobo thanks for your help all!
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