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Looking to upgrade CPU. PLEASE HELP IMMEDIATELY

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July 30, 2014 10:58:57 PM

I am currently planning on upgrading my CPU in order to play graphic intense games such as planetside 2. I already have a AMD R7850 installed and it preforms fairly well in most games. The problem is planetside 2 is extremely CPU intense and my poor little A6-3600 cant handle the game. I'd like to play the game on max settings but while my GPU can handle it, my CPU can't. Now, I'm trying to decide on the best CPU to install that is a) compatible with my motherboard b)is fairly cheap (under $200). I was interested in an i5-470. The problem comes down to my motherboard. I have a AAHD2-HY motherboard installed and from what I've heard it only supports AMD APUs or FM1 CPUs. I'm extremely confused on which type I can Install. I guess my main question comes down to, what is the best cpu that is compatible with my motherboard? Is there anything more powerful than an A8-3850 that is somewhere under $200? Or am I forced to settle for the A8-3850? Any help is appreciated!

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July 30, 2014 11:11:14 PM

just buy a moterboard/cpu combo under 200 $ :
I3 4330 (135$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34330
MSI H81M-P33 (50$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h81mp33

Or
FX 6350 (136$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox
Gigabyte GA-970A (67$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...

those two are very similar in term of gaming performance. but AMD offer overclockability to boost performance
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July 30, 2014 11:15:12 PM

An i5 and especially an i7 CPU are recommended for that game, but if your budget is limited, then go with the i3 for now. If you can get a cheap H97 motherboard, then you can upgrade to a Broadwell i5 or i7 CPU later on.
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July 31, 2014 1:54:34 PM

pierrerock said:
just buy a moterboard/cpu combo under 200 $ :
I3 4330 (135$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34330
MSI H81M-P33 (50$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h81mp33

Or
FX 6350 (136$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox
Gigabyte GA-970A (67$) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...

those two are very similar in term of gaming performance. but AMD offer overclockability to boost performance


Would either if these be able to run Planetside 2 with at least 40+ frames in the biggest battles when paired with my GPU? Because if not I may just have to wait one extra pay check and splurge a little and get myself an i5-4570. But if the i3-4330 can provide me with the performance im looking for then I don't want to spend the extra $60....
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July 31, 2014 5:10:11 PM

Planetside seem to need strong single core performance CPU. So unless you plan in overclocking this FX-6350, this I3 would perform a little better. But yeah, it should be enough for gaming on planet side (considering your budget.)

they tested CPU on this game here : http://www.hardwarepal.com/planetside-2-cpu-benchmark/

as you can see, this test is too old to consider FX-6350. You can consider this CPU would perform similar to a FX-8350 as it has similar single core performance. Average FPS for both are around 45.

Of course, the simple way is Intel. no need to buy aftermarket cooling to overclock. just play and it does well.

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