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March 20, 2014 5:36:01 PM

hi, I just purchased a r9-270x and I'd like to squeeze some more out of my computer/gfx card which i think I could by upgrading my processor.. my specs..

8 gb ddr3
xfx r9-270x
AMD a6-5600k 3.6 ghz dual core
asus fm2 mobo
600 watt psu
win 8 64 bit

I was wondering if my processor would be holding back this video card, what are your thoughts?

I was thinking of something like this as I am trying to budget, however i do have some money to throw down if i have to

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

any recommendations?

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March 20, 2014 5:39:02 PM

24 inch monitor btw
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March 20, 2014 5:41:12 PM

i3 will be faster for sure. Go up to an i5 if you can afford it.
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March 20, 2014 5:43:07 PM

yes your processor would be holding it back. i had a oc a8-3870k and was bottlenecking a 7790 slightly. so a dual core is probably holding it back a decent ammount....how much is your budget?

the best processor for that socket is the 760k
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad760kwohlbox
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March 20, 2014 5:50:21 PM

umm i guess 300 bucks but i dont really want to spend more than 200 if i dont have to
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March 20, 2014 5:57:43 PM

this is good for 250 and cfx

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $244.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:53 EDT-0400)

if you want something around 200 still would support cfx and a i5 down the road

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($134.93 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $204.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:55 EDT-0400)

for 320 this will support overclocking and cfx with the best i5 you can get

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $318.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:57 EDT-0400)
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