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CPU needed for PlanetSide 2

I play PlanetSide 2 on my laptop. Currently I have a i3 2330M @ 2.2 GHz. At minimum settings I get between 10 and 25 FPS. This almost always dips when I get into largish battles. I've been told that Ps2 is very CPU dependent. I'd like to know how much CPU horsepower I need. If necessary, I can overclock, but would prefer not to. In summary, please tell me which CPU I need, and if you're in a good mood, give me a build with a $700 budget. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. 700?
    You're looking at an amd build.
    maybe a cheap intel build off craigslist or feebay if you are lucky.
    best bet to just play the game at decent settings?
    go to walmart or best buy. buy the i5 desktop or the 6 core amd desktop, then get on newegg and buy the 750 ti evga superclocked gpu.
    enjoy your planet side 2 gaming adventures.
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    ^That is terrible advice, and a waste of money spy.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($138.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $741.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 16:57 EDT-0400)

    Link broke http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dmBj
  3. Its not really that bad of advise for someone who wants to run one game on decent settings, it is the easiest option to take. and the 750 ti is made for this.
    it is a perfect answer.

    says the guy that built an fx 8350 and 750 ti rig to play wow on lol.

    it just comes down to how you want to handle it.
    build a new rig? or just slap a nice gpu in an average off the shelf desktop.
    either option is acceptable and will get the job done.
  4. The 750Ti is 160, so that leaves 540 left, taking the only desktop in that price range: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gamer-ultra-desktop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/1304830096.p?id=mp1304830096&skuId=1304830096&st=pcmcat287600050002_categoryid$abcat0501000&cp=1&lp=1#tab=overview

    You get a lower quality power supply, lower quality motherboard, and a 4300. That is a last resort, to those who have already bought the PC. If you are looking into a new one, dont go half way and then add parts.
  5. Gam3r01 said:
    The 750Ti is 160, so that leaves 540 left, taking the only desktop in that price range: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gamer-ultra-desktop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/1304830096.p?id=mp1304830096&skuId=1304830096&st=pcmcat287600050002_categoryid$abcat0501000&cp=1&lp=1#tab=overview

    You get a lower quality power supply, lower quality motherboard, and a 4300. That is a last resort, to those who have already bought the PC. If you are looking into a new one, dont go half way and then add parts.



    that gt 610 will run world of warcraft on 50-75 fps on high settings alone.
    not sure about ps2 I never ran that with a gt 610.

    seriously, check craigslist for your area or even walmart. a non "k" i5 cpu will do fine with a decent gpu.
  6. Friend has a pre built PC with an i7 4770 and a GT625, cant run PS2 on medium above 10. Low averages 30 when looking at the ground.
  7. looks like about 30 to 45 fps with the gt 610.
    OP what do you consider decent?
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