What do I need to upgrade in my current gaming rig for better mmo fps

in this case i want to achieve higher (fps 60 to 144 for high refresh monitor). right now i play mmo's like wildstar, gw, wow and cant get passed 20fps in clutter/ city's and i wanted to know what i need to upgrade to achieve my goal.

Ps please don't say anything like go with intel, i am not going with a new mobo ty.

specs: sabertooth 990fx, amd fx 6100 3.6Ghz, amd R9 280x 3gb, 16gb ram, 700w psu
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  1. Get an Intel CPU. MMOs thrive on single core performance. Upgrading to a 8350 would help a little, but you would gain a significant amount of FPS with an Intel CPU.
  2. Without getting a new mobo, the best you can get is a FX8350, new cooler and overclock the hack out of it.
  3. Best answer
    A CPU upgrade would probably help you since the 280x is a decent card.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $229.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 11:02 EDT-0400)
  4. Hi, General milk here. I would say that your setup is more than enough for almost all mmo's. I've played WoW on a much lower quality computer than yours. I got over 60fps on max detail. I see no problem with your computer. I myself have a 8120 with a r9 270x, and i can play any game (except crysis 3) on max detail with more than 60 fps@1920x1080. I would say that your computer is perfect right now, and there's no need to upgrade. But, if there is a problem, it could be the software. What kind of fps are you getting on what games?
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