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hello i have a bit of a dilemma, first off does the cpu really help game FPS or should i just get a balls to the walls gpu? or would it be better to get a 4770k and just a really good card?
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  1. 4670k is enough and a good GPU must also be bought, GTX 770, 780.
  2. what im trying to decide is get a good cpu and a 780 or just stick with my 3350p and get the 780TI
  3. List your entire computer specs please.
  4. barto said:
    List your entire computer specs please.


    okay EVERYTHING i have it
    MOBO: p67a-GD53 (willing to upgrade for new CPU)
    GPU: AMD radeon 6870 HD 2GB (getting either a 780 or 780TI
    CPU: i5 3350P hyper 212 evo cooler
    HDD: 750GB seagate
    SSD: intel 530 120GB
    PSU: 750 watt non modular
    Case: NZXT phantom
    All air cooled
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    Ok. You can't get a 4770k with that motherboard. The 4770k is the newest generation Intel CPU that run on the 1150 socket. The P67 motherboard you have is a 1155 socket. So if you were to upgrade the CPU alone, you could buy the 3570k or the 3770k in order to overclock. If you want a 4770k, you'll have to buy a new motherboard (not worth it).

    Now to answer your question, depending on the game, the CPU matters. For example, BF4 is GPU dependent but it does require a good CPU to play BF4. The 3350p won't hold back the 780 or 780ti. However it is slower than a 3570k or 3770k. You may benefit from the higher core clock.

    Knee jerk reaction, no you don't need a newer CPU. After thought, it may help.
  6. AchillesViper said:
    what im trying to decide is get a good cpu and a 780 or just stick with my 3350p and get the 780TI


    Well at the moment games don't really utilise hyper threading- what the i7 does over the i5. In my opinion get the i7 as games such as far cry 3 and bf4 are starting to utilise hyper threading, although the majority of games do not. A 780 would be fine for most games so an i7 with it would work fine. At that level there is no need to worry about bottlenecks.
  7. barto said:
    Ok. You can't get a 4770k with that motherboard. The 4770k is the newest generation Intel CPU that run on the 1150 socket. The P67 motherboard you have is a 1155 socket. So if you were to upgrade the CPU alone, you could buy the 3570k or the 3770k in order to overclock. If you want a 4770k, you'll have to buy a new motherboard (not worth it).

    Now to answer your question, depending on the game, the CPU matters. For example, BF4 is GPU dependent but it does require a good CPU to play BF4. The 3350p won't hold back the 780 or 780ti. However it is slower than a 3570k or 3770k. You may benefit from the higher core clock.

    Knee jerk reaction, no you don't need a newer CPU. After thought, it may help.


    780TI it is and a 3570k later on, awesome man thank you alot
  8. You're welcome. Happy Gaming.
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