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January 5, 2013 4:56:30 AM

I have been having gaming issues with low fps and laggy gameplay. Because of these issues i have spending less time gaming and more time trying to find a solution, so i spent allot of time trying to figure it out and i have tried almost everything i have been told or could think of. Due to this large hassle I have wondered if my cpu is not quite as good at gaming as i thought it might have been when i got it 2 years ago, would it be easier just to upgrade to a Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge and save allot of hassle and not have to upgrade later but now. I recently upgraded to a 7970 and not getting the performance i want presumably because of the cpu. I think upgrading my cpu would increase my fps and give me smoother gameplay, what do you guys think?

specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz Processor
AMD Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X GHz edition
8 gigs of DDR3 ram
Asus M5A97 motherboard
1000W silent Pro

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January 5, 2013 5:00:43 AM

crystalchamp said:
I have been having gaming issues with low fps and laggy gameplay. Because of these issues i have spending less time gaming and more time trying to find a solution, so i spent allot of time trying to figure it out and i have tried almost everything i have been told or could think of. Due to this large hassle I have wondered if my cpu is not quite as good at gaming as i thought it might have been when i got it 2 years ago, would it be easier just to upgrade to a Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge and save allot of hassle and not have to upgrade later but now. I recently upgraded to a 7970 and not getting the performance i want presumably because of the cpu. I think upgrading my cpu would increase my fps and give me smoother gameplay, what do you guys think?

specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz Processor
AMD Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X GHz edition
8 gigs of DDR3 ram
Asus M5A97 motherboard
1000W silent Pro



For now you need to overclock that cpu to 3.8ghz, should help a bit.

But basically yes, that cpu is holding you back.


What is your budget for the upgrades?
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January 5, 2013 5:04:25 AM

My budget is around 400 dollars for a new cpu and motherboard
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January 5, 2013 5:09:21 AM

crystalchamp said:
My budget is around 400 dollars for a new cpu and motherboard



Do you live near a microcenter?
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January 5, 2013 5:17:24 AM

maxalge said:
Do you live near a microcenter?


I wish but no
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January 5, 2013 6:58:21 AM

crystalchamp said:
I wish but no



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $332.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 03:58 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 7:06:20 AM

Asus Sabretooth Z77 + i5 34**?
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January 5, 2013 8:35:02 AM

stevydinho said:
Asus Sabretooth Z77 + i5 34**?



Pointlessly expensive motherboard cannibalizing cpu for no reason.

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January 5, 2013 3:28:58 PM

Thanks guys I think I have made my decision to go with what maxalge suggested. I was thinking about getting that cpu anyway but not sure what motherboard until now.
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January 5, 2013 3:29:20 PM

Best answer selected by crystalchamp.
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