Today I run with a lynfield i7, evga P55 mobo, and patriot wildfire 128 ssd, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I am planning on upgrading the CPU to an i5-3570 with a z77 mobo, either asus or asrocks, still deciding. Going to have to live with my GTX 560 for a bit longer, but will be upgrading in in a while, so need to take that into consideration.
so now the questions.
There must be something else I'm doing wrong then. I can be at 10fps lagging horribly and my gpu is less than 30% utilized. BTW this is with settings turned way down. Its way worse with them up. I spent a full month trouble shooting, playing with AA, shadowing, mobo, power supply etc and have been unable to fix it. This was kinda my last ditch effort
i7 860, 1156m 4 cores, 2.8 GHz
8GB Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M3A1600C9
NVIDIA GEForce 560 Ti
Patriot Wildfire 128 SSD
HDD - Western Digital 1T Black Caviar 7,200, 64mb buffer
Internet FIOS hardwired connection to computer - 35 up 25 down, as measure on speedtest, ping usually around 9
PSU - Corsair professional gold 1200 - i know its overkill but i had to upgrade it recently and i decided i wanted it to have room for growth.
When I play wow in 25 man raids I can drop to 2-3 fps, usually sit at 30 in town.
SWTOR - 30-40 on fleet
Diablo, seems to hang around 30-40fps up to 60 sometimes
When I watch the GPU, it never really goes over 30% utilized.
Thank you for your help. Yes windows 7 64, and I have DX11. I am a little sad though, need to put a home server together and was hoping to move my old processor/mobo to that job and get some new shinies, sounds like i should just get some low end stuff for the server.
I have never OC before, and have absolutely no idea what it takes so i'll look it up. Quick question though. Should I overclock the CPU and the memory? And will i need a water cooler for my CPU?