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I5 3550k for MMO gaming?

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February 8, 2013 3:30:33 PM

So far people on this thread told me I5 3570k is a relatively good choice.

But I would have to change my Motherboard to another one.
I had found this one : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6813128582
Would it be a good choice for the intel chip?
Would it work for future Amd processors?

I ask so much but I don't want to spend 350 bucks if I'm not absolutely sure it will finally give me the possibilty for the next years to not rage at how bad my comp run mmos.

It would be fun if i could find a motherboard running both type of cpus because we never know in the future Amd might really make a gamer cpu lol.

Also, is there a better mmo gaming cpu than this one in relatively similar prices (Be it amd even if I doubt it could)?

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February 8, 2013 3:40:57 PM

I think you have analyzed your situation correctly.
It seems that multiplayer games like BF3 need lots of compute power when there are a large number of participants.

There is no 3550K, you are thinking of a 3570K which is in the $220 range.
It is as about good as it gets for gaming today, regardless of price,and will likely be viable for severable years.

You will want a Z77 based motherboard to enable you to overclock from the stock 3.4 to about 4.3.
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February 8, 2013 3:47:25 PM

MY actual motherboard is this:
http://ca.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G45.html how do i know if its z77 bazed?
Would overclock make a huge difference? (I'm not certain of overclocking if its not absolutely needed)

And yes it was the I5 3570k, I made a mistake.
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February 8, 2013 3:51:52 PM

Good idea.
You could try overclocking.
If it helps, you will have confirmed that lack of cpu is your main problem.

If it does not help enough, and you need to change the cpu, a 3570K will require a different motherboard.
You current motherboard supports amd cpu's only.

A Z77 chipset is required to overclock the 3570K
You can filter on newegg on Z77 to get a list of suitable candidates.
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February 8, 2013 4:07:56 PM

just to make sure, are all cores of your fx6100 are enabled?
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February 8, 2013 5:22:56 PM

butremor said:
just to make sure, are all cores of your fx6100 are enabled?

They are all enabled.

Overclocking doesn't help enough
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February 10, 2013 5:01:42 AM

Just adding a quick reply to bump this year old post, incase some one playing tera comes by and gives his insight, and I need to know something else, my first poss is edited.
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