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Brand New Build Not Getting the FPS I Feel It Should In Games

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April 20, 2014 7:04:10 PM

I recently decided to upgrade my graphics card and essentially ended up rebuilding my PC completely, short of keeping my old processor. I entrusted a friend of mine to pick the parts because I felt like he knew more than me about hardware but I just don't feel like this thing is pushing the FPS I thought it would so I want opinions on if this build is running as expected or if I'm having unforeseen issues. While playing games such as Saints Row 4, Assassins Creed: Black Flag, Age of Wonders 3, and even State of Decay on high settings I'm only getting between 10 and 15 FPS when systemrequirementslab.com states I meet over recommended requirements for most of these games. If its the build itself that has an issue where is the bottle necking happening at? Thank for any response as I'm pretty fed up with this running bad.

Current Specs from Speccy:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHz 14 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693) (CPU 1) 37 °C
Graphics
E2442 (1920x1080@60Hz)
SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 37 °C
Storage
1863GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
1397GB Seagate ST31500341AS ATA Device (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
hp DVD A DH16ABSH ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
PSU
Corsair 600 Watt Gaming Series

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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2014 7:32:10 PM

A fx 6100 and a radeon 7700 will get you very low fps on high settings. You need to play at either 720p and/or medium settings.
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April 20, 2014 7:42:54 PM

OC that FX 6100 and grab a better card, any 7700 series card is starting to get old and weaker
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April 20, 2014 8:10:13 PM

Guess I just wasted my money on that graphics card then. Thanks for the replies. I considered OC my processor to get a performance boost but multiple people on either here or another forum said that the mother board (also new and waste of money apparently) isn't very safe to over clock on. Not sure if thats personal bias or reasonable opinion
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April 22, 2014 2:52:58 PM

I have that motherboard. They say it's not the best because there's no cooler on the VRM. It's perfectly fine to overclock on, I did it. If that's not enough, the motherboard itself comes with overclocking features right in the BIOS.
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April 22, 2014 3:24:01 PM

The 7770 isnt a bad card at all as above have stated. It will get the job done, but it will not really push the frames you are looking for in games.

If you are running a 7750, then that is a tad slower.
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a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2014 9:29:19 PM

I wasn't trying to diss your system. I know you spent good hard money on it. I was just stating that your asking for what people work hard and spend double your budget on. The card is older, but play at 720p, play at medium. PLAY! When you get more $ later on, buy a better card. As for mobo without vrm, I wouldn't advize overclocking very much at all. Plus overclocking slightly really doesn't offer any noticeable difference. Its not until you overclock around a full ghz that you'll actually notice a difference and until then all your doing is dumping more power into cpu and motherboard, and increasing thermals. And yes the board comes with oc software, along with every single board they make. Its all the same software. The board doesn't have a solid way to cool the added voltage your pushing through it. Which could easily cause a capacitor to overheat, causing it to pop, which is like a mini firework exploding. On your mobo, right next to your cpu, ram, and everything else. Not a good idea. Not for a minimal if any gain in performance.
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April 23, 2014 5:52:01 AM

Dblkk said:
I wasn't trying to diss your system. I know you spent good hard money on it. I was just stating that your asking for what people work hard and spend double your budget on. The card is older, but play at 720p, play at medium. PLAY! When you get more $ later on, buy a better card. As for mobo without vrm, I wouldn't advize overclocking very much at all. Plus overclocking slightly really doesn't offer any noticeable difference. Its not until you overclock around a full ghz that you'll actually notice a difference and until then all your doing is dumping more power into cpu and motherboard, and increasing thermals. And yes the board comes with oc software, along with every single board they make. Its all the same software. The board doesn't have a solid way to cool the added voltage your pushing through it. Which could easily cause a capacitor to overheat, causing it to pop, which is like a mini firework exploding. On your mobo, right next to your cpu, ram, and everything else. Not a good idea. Not for a minimal if any gain in performance.


Haha thanks for everyone's replies. I wasn't taking any offense to your's or anyone else replies as i want honest opinions. It was more or less coming from my friend over hyping what I was getting for the couple hundred bucks i put into my PC that has me in disdain. I think I'm going to avoid OC anything as I don't have money to replace anything if a piece were to go awry. Really appreciate everyone's answers it has been most helpful.

As a last curious question what are peoples opinions on what I should upgrade first to get the most performance boost for my money?
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April 23, 2014 6:46:35 AM

boomboxbeat said:
Dblkk said:
I wasn't trying to diss your system. I know you spent good hard money on it. I was just stating that your asking for what people work hard and spend double your budget on. The card is older, but play at 720p, play at medium. PLAY! When you get more $ later on, buy a better card. As for mobo without vrm, I wouldn't advize overclocking very much at all. Plus overclocking slightly really doesn't offer any noticeable difference. Its not until you overclock around a full ghz that you'll actually notice a difference and until then all your doing is dumping more power into cpu and motherboard, and increasing thermals. And yes the board comes with oc software, along with every single board they make. Its all the same software. The board doesn't have a solid way to cool the added voltage your pushing through it. Which could easily cause a capacitor to overheat, causing it to pop, which is like a mini firework exploding. On your mobo, right next to your cpu, ram, and everything else. Not a good idea. Not for a minimal if any gain in performance.


Haha thanks for everyone's replies. I wasn't taking any offense to your's or anyone else replies as i want honest opinions. It was more or less coming from my friend over hyping what I was getting for the couple hundred bucks i put into my PC that has me in disdain. I think I'm going to avoid OC anything as I don't have money to replace anything if a piece were to go awry. Really appreciate everyone's answers it has been most helpful.

As a last curious question what are peoples opinions on what I should upgrade first to get the most performance boost for my money?


Well, for upgrade your kind of limited. (which isn't a total bad thing) You have a decent system, low end on everything but you've got everything you need.

That said, CPU you could upgrade to 8320, but not much of a difference for gaming, and would require a new mobo.
Ram is slower, you could pick up some ddr3 1600, 8gb would be like $50 if you wait for the right sale. But then you should notice a difference but it will be minimal.

SSD, I would 100% recommend you pick up a 256gb sad, for windows and frequent programs. Will load windows really fast, programs as well, and just speed up the whole process of everything. Gaming wise you wont notice a difference other than them loading faster. But the only increase your going to get for gaming would be a new gpu. You said you just got yours, so id just stick with that for now. You can still game on it, maybe not 100% high/ultra and looks just gorgeous, but you didn't spend $1500-2000 either. That's a good and bad thing. You've got more cash than I but I can see more goodies while gaming. But for just overall system performance, a sad would be your best upgrade.

I say 256 as windows and programs quickly eat away, the bigger your drive the faster it is, and the bigger your drive the longer it takes to write up all the blocks and start over (which extends the longevity of the sad). Plus you can pick up a Samsung 840 evo (great sad) 128gb for $80's on sale or double that and get a 255 for $120-130 on a good sale. You don't need anything larger unless your editing and such, even then professionals will say your better off with 5 wd black in raid.
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