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Advice for a new Motherboard and CPU

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December 10, 2012 9:26:13 PM

Hello

I am looking for a new MB and CPU to go perfectly with a Black Edition HD 7850. My current CPU (FX 4170) is bottlenecking I think, so if the price is cheap enough could you guy suggest some CPUs and MBs please? Preferably Intel because as much as I like AMD it simply isn't powerful enough.

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December 10, 2012 10:36:21 PM

That FX 4170 won't bottleneck the Radeon 7850, though an i5 would increase frame rate some.
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December 10, 2012 10:37:04 PM

Check microcenter if you live near one for the 3570k, priced at only $170 last time I checked. They also discount certain boards when purchased with cpus by about $50 as a combo package. Available in stores only.
December 10, 2012 10:53:13 PM

montosaurous said:
That FX 4170 won't bottleneck the Radeon 7850, though an i5 would increase frame rate some.

That's what I thought when I bought it, it's not the best but it it's a decent entry/mid level. What sort of settings do you recommend I play on? I can get 60 out of it on ultra 1080p with some severe spikes in places on fallout 3. What is a good place to start with settings?
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