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Upgrade from AMD A8 5600K for Gaming

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March 17, 2014 1:59:57 PM

I have a AMD A8 5600K with a AMD 270X.

I am considering buying a Intel i5 3750. I mainly play BF4 and Titanfall etc...

Will I see a gain in FPS by having an i5 over the A8?

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March 17, 2014 2:02:31 PM

I would say yes. FM2 chips are not very good gamers. I would suggest going with Haswell though. What is your budget for this upgrade?
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March 17, 2014 2:04:49 PM

I have around £200 to play with and can get a 3750 quite cheap. What chipset would you recommend?

Would it be a noticeable difference or does my GPU do all the work?

Thanks for the help.
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March 17, 2014 2:09:06 PM

There is no such thing as a 3750, btw. There is a 3570 though. The lack of L3 cache hurts gaming performance. Your CPU isn't even as good as an i3. How cheap is the 3570?
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March 17, 2014 2:11:05 PM

That is the one. I can get one for £80, 2nd hand...
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March 17, 2014 2:11:17 PM

I don't see any point of the upgrade unless you are having performance problems. If not then the only difference you will notice is while watching the fps counter.
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March 17, 2014 2:12:47 PM

NM20 said:
That is the one. I can get one for £80, 2nd hand...


Worth it. I would just go with a B75 or H77 board. No need for more.
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March 17, 2014 2:13:35 PM

i3-4330 is a good choice with an h87 MB. but this might be to rich for your budget.

i say this because i was surprised how well a i3-4330 and a h87 with an gtx 680 worked.
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March 17, 2014 2:14:23 PM

AnEwG said:
I don't see any point of the upgrade unless you are having performance problems. If not then the only difference you will notice is while watching the fps counter.


A 5600k will bottleneck a 270x. Even an i3 4130 is better. Hell, even a Phenom II X4, at the same clock speed, is better.
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March 17, 2014 2:14:27 PM

I am not seeing any issues, except in BF4 when things blow up en masse.

However I am a grass is always greener type of person hence the need for an upgrade. However if the money would be better spent elsewhere I am happy to hear it.
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March 17, 2014 2:15:51 PM

Get that 3570 and this board. That would put you about 135 of your 200 budget. You could then add an SSD, and a cooler for a bit more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£80.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£54.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£49.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £208.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-17 21:17 GMT+0000)
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March 17, 2014 2:19:45 PM

Thanks everyone, what a helpful forum.
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March 17, 2014 2:21:12 PM

i5-3570 for 80 quids? Are you sure about that?
The cheapest i5-3570 is for 153 quids. It is still affordable as long as you drop the cooler and the SSD.
Edit: Ah sorry I didn't notice the OP will get it for 80 quids.
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March 17, 2014 2:23:05 PM

Second hand..
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March 17, 2014 2:23:18 PM

AnEwG said:
i5-3570 for 80 quids? Are you sure about that?
The cheapest i5-3570 is for 153 quids. It is still affordable as long as you drop the cooler and the SSD.


They said that is what they were getting it used for.
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March 17, 2014 10:01:27 PM

NM20 said:
Second hand..


Second hand? Make sure its in good condition lol.
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March 17, 2014 10:33:54 PM

FX Chips are very good for battlefield. Get an FX 8320 and OC it. You'll be golden.
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