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upgrading from i5 2400

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July 20, 2014 8:11:47 PM

i have an i5 2400 processor, gigabyte ga-768a-d3h-b3 motherboard and a 700w psu and 8 gig ram and am planning to get a r9 280x and was wondering what the best processor would be and if its all compatible.
I mostly plan to use it for gaming.

thanks in advance

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a c 148 V Motherboard
July 20, 2014 8:15:34 PM

No real need to upgrade for gaming, that cpu won't bottleneck a single 280x.
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July 20, 2014 9:21:32 PM

so it will be compatible with my motherboard and psu?
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a c 148 V Motherboard
July 20, 2014 9:24:11 PM

Motherboard yes. I would need the make and the model of the PSU to give a solid answer. If its a decent quality PSU then it should be fine but if its a low quality PSU running it with a 280x may put the system at risk.
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July 20, 2014 9:36:25 PM

the psu is an xsonic atxp4-700w, i think its like the higher end of the cheapy psu's
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a c 148 V Motherboard
July 20, 2014 9:40:19 PM

It's still a very bad psu. I would suggest replacing it, it can't even hit 400w on the 12v rail which is extremely poor for a supposed 700w unit. Get something 550w or larger from tier 1 or 2(a or b). You can go tier 3 if you have no other choice but avoid anything in tiers 4 and 5.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
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July 20, 2014 10:09:49 PM

righto looks like im getting a new psu too lol

cheers mate
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