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Need a good cheap upgrade for my Phenom II X4 965

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April 21, 2014 9:22:21 PM

This CPU is 5 years old now and performs pretty badly in WoW. What is the best cheapest upgrade I can get so I can get more fps in WoW?

I'm looking at either an i3 4130 with some dirt cheap h81 board

or an fx6300

but I don't think the fx6300 will improve my fps in wow at all and it's weaker than the i3

my current mobo is an asrock 970de3 so I can't overclock my phenom or an fx6300 if I get one

I can't afford to buy an i5, they are too expensive here in australia

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April 21, 2014 9:25:18 PM

Get a Pentium with a Z87. That's more upgradeable for the time being. However, FX-6300 IS in fact better than i3 because of Cores and such.
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April 21, 2014 9:28:36 PM

okcnaline said:
Get a Pentium with a Z87.


a pentium would be even worse than my phenom wouldn't it? plus an fx6300 will be a lot slower than an i3 in WoW cos wow don't use more than 3 cores. it actually only uses 2 cores with a 3rd core getting used a little bit IIRC

thats why I dont want an fx6300

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April 21, 2014 9:40:10 PM

Well, don't get a H81! What I mean is get a better motherboard. You might be able to get i3 and a Z87 board, if you're lucky. H81's pretty low-end.
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April 21, 2014 9:44:14 PM

okcnaline said:
Well, don't get a H81! What I mean is get a better motherboard. You might be able to get i3 and a Z87 board, if you're lucky. H81's pretty low-end.


I don't care how low end is the mobo... as long as it supports the i3, usb 2.0, pcie2.0 and a 7200rpm hard drive it's good enough for me... and like I said before the whole reason I'm buying an i3 and a h81 is because I can't afford an i5... which means I can't afford a z87 board. I just want to know if the i3 will be a good upgrade over my phenom for WoW performance
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April 21, 2014 9:49:41 PM

I think it would. But my general rule is to leave room for upgrades, so which Z87 would welcome your i5-4670K for the future.
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April 21, 2014 9:54:51 PM

okcnaline said:
I think it would. But my general rule is to leave room for upgrades, so which Z87 would welcome your i5-4670K for the future.


I dont care about overclocking. an h81 would still let me upgrade to an i5 4570 later wouldnt it?
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