hello everyone. i am looking to upgrade my gaming pc. i have done a couple upgrades in the past year as in a new case, new video card, new cpu. but i only upgraded a bit on the case and cpu. i would like to know, based on my current specs, should i upgrade anything? i have about 250 to spend.
What CPU cooler do you have? Seems like you should be able to get a more aggressive overclock out of that chip.
A solid air cooler could prove to be a really cheap system upgrade. If and only if you are able to push that chip to it's limits.
well for starters i have the hyper 212 plus. and my cpu is not a black edition. i can oc it bios but only so much. the bios doesnt let me change voltages. so i can only go so high before needing a voltage increase
Pretty standard suggestions for that budget would be an ivy bridge i5 (k series if you want to OC) or a fx 8320. Kinda depends on if you want AMD or Intel. Then of course a motherboard that has all the features you want. It shouldn't be to hard to find with a budget that size for just a cpu and M/B.
You'll need some ddr3 ram too but that stuff is fairly cheap.
The two CPUs trade blows in different areas, i5 being the best for gaming and the fx the best for heavily threaded tasks like video encoding.