Processor upgrade from athlon ii x4 645

hey guys many of you might see me asking this before but am on a low budget guys i really need strong advice on what to do i currently use the processor you see in the title i want to use phenom ii to play other games i don't play on high with AA and all that all i want is good fps

Motherboard is msi 785gt-e63 DDR2 running @800mhz my graphics card is msi r9 270 2gb edition i still get lag my processor is overclocked to 3.5ghz stable never had any BSOD or anything like that to prevent bottlenecks although i still get it please guys what should i do should i go to amd phenom ii so i can play games like far cry 4 watch dogs with no lag again i don't play on high or with AA just want smooth gameplay you guys know what am talking about
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    I have the same CPU overclocked at 3.75 and i can play FC4 without any issues. For watch dogs the only way to go is intel unless you set CPU related settings to low.

    If i were you i;d upgrade the entire platform. Please know that i;m very budget minded and i;m not saying this lightly. Any upgrade on that platform is going to be wasting money. If you want silky smooth gameplay consider going with an unlocked i5. If you can;t afford that then 8320 or 8350 might be your best bet. In games like dragon age:I the 8350 will beat the i5 but in most unoptimized games the i5 wins.

    and 8350 and Giga 990FX UD3 should do the trick if you;re on a budget. If you don;t have the cash then just wait until you do as its pointless to waste money on the am2+ platform.
  2. Thank you thats what i wanted to hear but the 8350 and 8320 are still to high what about the 6300 isn't that a good cpu to game on
  3. the motherboard you recommend i see it has more than one pci express slots i only using one monitor and not into crossfire i need my electric bills to be on low lol
  4. That motherboard has good VRMs and thats the primary reason i recommended it. Power has nothing to do with it; you'll want a motherboard that supports that 8 core and not catch on fire.

    Regarding the 6300 -> its not a bad choice BUT its kind of like buying an Athlon rather than a Phenom :) Sound familiar?
  5. lol yes..yes it does ok i will start saving but this sounds so expensive you know i only got 50 bucks
  6. Cheapest i could find:

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $206.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 20:27 EST-0500
  7. i was thinking of buying intel instead for the new build an i5 4690k and msi B75MA-P45 motherboard what you think
  8. Only use Z97 motherboard for unlocked (K) intel parts. B/H series can't overclock the unlocked CPU as they are made for non-K cpus.
    Other than that its a good choice if your budget allows.
  9. i just notice that this motherboard doesn't support the processor
  10. am going to save long for this cuz i want the best possible fps am going to get and for money well spent
  11. and thanks i didn't know that what motherboard should i get for this processor not really into overclocking the cpu looks like its just fine with the speed it has
  12. If you dont want to OC then dont get the K parts. Get non-K cpu as its less expensive. The only thing that "K" allows you its to overclock - nothing more
  13. so what non k cpu can i get that will give me good fps like the 4690k
  14. am going with the i5 because i want when i spend money on it i want it to be worth it but still the i3 is great i have never seen a i3 with such i high clock rate
  15. wow looking at the price of the i5 can i can buy both the amd fx processor and motherboard...thats the reason why i went to amd intel is to expensive am going to buy the amd processor instead and the motherboard its not like it doesn't perform well its a good processor
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