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January 14, 2013 4:10:52 AM

What CPU should i get?

My current one:
Pentium Dual Core G620
GTX 650 OC
H61 mobo (updated bios)

mainly for gaming

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January 14, 2013 4:16:54 AM

My budget is around $240 (australian dollars) Give or take 20 bucks, and i dont mind overclocking - i will if i could.
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January 14, 2013 4:20:49 AM

That one is $195, should i get a aftermarket cpu cooler as well?
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January 14, 2013 4:27:20 AM

no seeing as you can't overclock with your cpu or motherboard
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January 14, 2013 4:29:31 AM

What about the i5 3570? its $210
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January 14, 2013 4:33:08 AM

lsung1 said:
What about the i5 3570? its $210

your motherboard only supports 2nd gen i3/5/7 and the 3570 is a 3rd gen
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January 14, 2013 4:38:42 AM

I read somewhere that if your bios if updated, it can support the new ivy bridge 3rd gen? is this true?
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January 14, 2013 4:41:44 AM

yes but i believe he bios update is very hard(never had to do it myself)
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January 14, 2013 4:44:20 AM

I already updated my bios the other day in advance for a cpu upgrade, pretty easy.
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January 14, 2013 4:53:24 AM

oh well the 3470 and 3570 are close in preformance but different in price
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January 14, 2013 5:07:40 AM

Any non K i5 would be a nice upgrade
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January 14, 2013 6:03:52 AM

How much of a difference is there between, lets say - a 3470 then my current processor? where will i see the difference?
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January 14, 2013 6:07:49 AM

lsung1 said:
How much of a difference is there between, lets say - a 3470 then my current processor? where will i see the difference?

in bf3(don't know if you play it)the pentium lets say gets 35 fps.if you put in the 3470 then the fps will be close to 45 fps
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January 14, 2013 6:09:13 AM

devilofdeaths said:
in bf3(don't know if you play it)the pentium lets say gets 35 fps.if you put in the 3470 then the fps will be close to 45 fps


This is using an intergrated or dedicated graphics card??
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January 14, 2013 7:05:41 AM

lsung1 said:
This is using an intergrated or dedicated graphics card??

this doesn't include a set gpu it is just telling you the difference between the pentium and i5
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January 14, 2013 7:08:18 AM

i don't know if everything is sorted but i have AMD A10 5600k and it's working fine with my gtx 650
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January 14, 2013 7:10:31 AM

Sorry LOl i meant to say the Radeon 6670 and sorry for new post but can't edit that message i don't know if everything is sorted but i have AMD A10 5600k and it's working fine with my AMD 6670 but i don't know if a nvidia card would work with that and also the Card has its own Powerfull Integrated graphics card that can run BF3 on Medium with 30-40FPS
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January 14, 2013 9:55:41 AM

Hey...well i personally feel i7 is awesome. I like the speed and performance. I am sure you will find a good deal with i7. If more help go to this site
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January 14, 2013 10:35:47 AM

Can anyone help me, see my friend wants to upgrade his pc so it can play games, he currently has an amd athlon ii x2 procesor, so i said to get the amd fx 4170, get a 500 watt psu and to get a, sapphire 7750 radeon gpu, would this be compatible and would it work well for games like cod bf3 and skyrim?
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January 14, 2013 11:14:02 AM

lsung1 said:
How much of a difference is there between, lets say - a 3470 then my current processor? where will i see the difference?


Depending on the workload it could be substantial all the way to non-existent, but it is a upgrade.
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January 14, 2013 12:08:51 PM

If you PC is mainly used for gaming, you won't notice a huge difference in most games, but in the ones that you do see a difference it can be up to 50%.





jamestomshardware make your own thread.
Yes it will work but it's not optimal.
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January 14, 2013 9:28:19 PM

Alright ive got me answer. thanks guys
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January 14, 2013 9:28:38 PM

Best answer selected by lsung1.
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