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October 26, 2012 6:11:08 PM

Hello, I have recently removed an HD Radeon 6870 to a GTX 670.
I have 8GB and a ModXStream Pro 600W.

http://i.imgur.com/3GTTQ.png

View the link and look at my crappy system. I would really like some help, I can't run most games at even 70%.
BFBC2, BF3, etc.

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October 26, 2012 7:19:20 PM

either a i5-3570K or FX-6300 or FX-8320
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October 26, 2012 7:31:42 PM

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either a i5-3570K or FX-6300 or FX-8320



Mind just linking me one please?
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October 26, 2012 7:42:57 PM

And I think it would be a better deal to stick with the i5.
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October 26, 2012 7:53:45 PM

Anything other then a i5 or better would be a waste. So basically just eliminate AMD from the conversation.
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October 26, 2012 7:56:08 PM

^+1 and I don't think people say that hating on AMD its just that you would be far better off with the Intel product at this point in time.
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October 26, 2012 9:06:20 PM

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^+1 and I don't think people say that hating on AMD its just that you would be far better off with the Intel product at this point in time.



Well. I really don't know, I'm a gamer and beta tester for this company, my job is to just game for 13 hours a day. Testing games, they've allowed me to bring me computer. I've been assigned to check out BF4 access, so I will actually need a CPU.

I'm worried about it overheating if I do buy one of the ones you guys picked, I don't think my ModXStream Pro 600W will do ***.

I don't know if my motherboard supports Intel. I didn't take computer tech classes.
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October 26, 2012 9:39:39 PM

Well the power supply will have no issue with what were suggesting. The 670 requires as a minimum a 500 watt power supply with 30 amps on the 12 volt rail and you have 2x 12 volt rails of 25amps each so you are good there. The real question here is what motherboard/socket are you currently using. And I see here its a AMD AM3 board that has the support for these cpus. The best ones for your board are kind of hard to find the phenom II x6. The i5 would be better for you but you would have to change your motherboard. And your ram would be okay for that transition if you went that route otherwise you would have to choose from this selection you have no option for bulldozer (aka fail dozer) or piledriver (aka pile of ***)

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...
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October 26, 2012 10:19:20 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Well the power supply will have no issue with what were suggesting. The 670 requires as a minimum a 500 watt power supply with 30 amps on the 12 volt rail and you have 2x 12 volt rails of 25amps each so you are good there. The real question here is what motherboard/socket are you currently using. And I see here its a AMD AM3 board that has the support for these cpus. The best ones for your board are kind of hard to find the phenom II x6. The i5 would be better for you but you would have to change your motherboard. And your ram would be okay for that transition if you went that route otherwise you would have to choose from this selection you have no option for bulldozer (aka fail dozer) or piledriver (aka pile of ***)

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...



So. What do you suggest out of the ones you linked me?

Cause I sure as hell don't want to buy a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate again. Even more money.
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October 26, 2012 10:30:32 PM

bigshootr8 said:
probably this one. personally I'd want to be above 3.0 ghz that will do it for you.

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Edition-HDT9...



So, if I buy that, install the 8GB and GTX670.

How will it run? It will run the games perfectly? No bottleneck, correct? I can't have a low FPS, must be 45 and up.
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October 26, 2012 10:34:44 PM

You won't have a cpu bottleneck no. and 8 gigs will be good for your system yes. You wouldn't have low frames it would be higher then 45. As long as you aren't using some crazy resolution you will be safe.

Keep in mind I help you choose a cpu off the support list I would still suggest a i5 if you were wanting to make a longer term decision. And faster ram possibly its hard to tell what ram you currently have.
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October 26, 2012 10:42:52 PM

bigshootr8 said:
You won't have a cpu bottleneck no. and 8 gigs will be good for your system yes. You wouldn't have low frames it would be higher then 45. As long as you aren't using some crazy resolution you will be safe.

Keep in mind I help you choose a cpu off the support list I would still suggest a i5 if you were wanting to make a longer term decision. And faster ram possibly its hard to tell what ram you currently have.


I usually use 1920x1080 resolution on every game..


I am getting another job to get quick money, around 2000$, then I'm buying a long term machine to last me til 2015-16. Cause about that time, games would be beyond fucked.
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October 26, 2012 10:44:24 PM

Oh okay so for the moment you are looking for a cpu to last for a little bit but not for terribly long.
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October 26, 2012 10:52:15 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Oh okay so for the moment you are looking for a cpu to last for a little bit but not for terribly long.



Like a year and a half maybe.

But, that CPU might work, I guess. I'm just trying to get other people's opinions other than my own. If I went with my gut, I'd probably get the wrong one.
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October 26, 2012 10:58:03 PM

Well the two best ones for your socket and motherboard at the moment are the 1090T and the 1100T but the 1100T was a bit more expensive. About 50-60 dollars more new is a bit more so I thought the 1090T would be the better choice and fora year and a half you should be good. I'll also supply a link for a youtube video with a guy using a weaker card then you and the cpu i suggested.

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Edition-HDE0...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMWtzWaD6EA
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October 26, 2012 10:58:55 PM

By the way that was beta for bf3 the drivers for both card and game have improved since then :) 
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October 26, 2012 11:12:38 PM

AMD 965BE would be a good choice for you, too. I think it's a bit easier to find than the 6 core CU's
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October 26, 2012 11:43:36 PM

the 2nd one you listed is not compatible as its a AM2 socket versus the am3 socket chip from amazon.

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October 27, 2012 12:50:16 AM

bigshootr8 said:
the 2nd one you listed is not compatible as its a AM2 socket versus the am3 socket chip from amazon.



Alright so, say I get the first one. Estimate BFBC2 FPS in mp?
Or BF3 in mp?


I need to run that stupid frostbite engine.
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October 27, 2012 2:28:29 AM

well that video is in mutiplayer...
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October 27, 2012 3:25:07 AM

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well that video is in mutiplayer...[/quotemsg


Oh yeah.

I'm sorry. Like I said, I'm at the company playing 13 hours. I usually stay with friends to do overtime which means like 3 hours of sleep. My eyes are actually bad. Developing paranoia.
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October 27, 2012 3:29:19 AM

I use the 3570K and works well with my GTX 670! i can set frame target in Precision X and i get 60-70fps easy..
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October 28, 2012 12:43:45 PM

i5 2500k or i5 3570k would be your best bet
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October 28, 2012 1:28:12 PM

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i5 2500k or i5 3570k would be your best bet

Won't fit his motherboard. To get out of it as cheap as possible, get a 965 BE and overclock it and you should be set for a year or two.
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October 28, 2012 1:58:24 PM

egilbe said:
Won't fit his motherboard. To get out of it as cheap as possible, get a 965 BE and overclock it and you should be set for a year or two.

its time he upgrades his mobo too.
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October 28, 2012 3:43:57 PM

egilbe said:
Won't fit his motherboard. To get out of it as cheap as possible, get a 965 BE and overclock it and you should be set for a year or two.



Explain.
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October 28, 2012 5:49:13 PM

you can't simply install an intel cpu on an amd motherboard so you have to either change your motherboard and build an i5 platform or you may get a 965 BE cpu for cheap and oc it to 4Ghz or above.
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October 28, 2012 5:52:06 PM

Anik8 said:
you can't simply install an intel cpu on an amd motherboard so you have to either change your motherboard and build an i5 platform or you may get a 965 BE cpu for cheap and oc it to 4Ghz or above.
965BE bottlenecks with 670 :( 
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October 28, 2012 7:13:15 PM

bigcyco1 said:
965BE bottlenecks with 670 :( 


Most CPU's do
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October 28, 2012 7:17:50 PM

egilbe said:
Most CPU's do
True i5-2500k or i5-3570k won't though ;) 
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October 28, 2012 7:24:56 PM

my GTX560 448 is bottlenecked by my i5-2500k. Using the heaven DX11 benchmark, my FPS increases if I overclock the cpu to 3.9Ghz from stock speeds.
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October 28, 2012 7:26:27 PM

egilbe said:
my GTX560 448 is bottlenecked by my i5-2500k. Using the heaven DX11 benchmark, my FPS increases if I overclock the cpu to 3.9Ghz from stock speeds.
:heink:  weird my i5-2500k doesn't bottleneck with two 670's not sure what the deal is there.
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October 28, 2012 7:38:06 PM

bigcyco1 said:
:heink:  weird my i5-2500k doesn't bottleneck with two 670's not sure what the deal is there.



So can someone link me a CPU please..I kind of need it or I'm getting fired..
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October 28, 2012 8:23:44 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Hes right but that won't work for a 670 unless you don't care about bottlenecks :) 


Hm. I do care. My company won't allow it. They want us to game without problems. In a month, there is a new sandbox open world game coming out that most of you will LOVE, and I really do need this CPU to run these games at full potential. Not 20-40 FPS. More like 50-100.

Now, if I do get that Intel CPU, what will I have to do to install it? Get a new motherboard? I really can't risk wasting money. I have to pay rent and bills.

Once I start getting this computer working great, the company will start paying me. I would really love someone to tell me the process of changing CPUs.
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October 28, 2012 8:39:05 PM

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Hm. I do care. My company won't allow it. They want us to game without problems. In a month, there is a new sandbox open world game coming out that most of you will LOVE, and I really do need this CPU to run these games at full potential. Not 20-40 FPS. More like 50-100.

Now, if I do get that Intel CPU, what will I have to do to install it? Get a new motherboard? I really can't risk wasting money. I have to pay rent and bills.

Once I start getting this computer working great, the company will start paying me. I would really love someone to tell me the process of changing CPUs.



yes, you would need a new motherboard for an intel CPU. The one I linked, you remove the old one and replace with the new one. That's it. It will increase you FPS by quite a bit in multiplayer since it's faster and has more cores than the one you are using now.
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October 28, 2012 8:41:53 PM

LuciVS said:
Hm. I do care. My company won't allow it. They want us to game without problems. In a month, there is a new sandbox open world game coming out that most of you will LOVE, and I really do need this CPU to run these games at full potential. Not 20-40 FPS. More like 50-100.

Now, if I do get that Intel CPU, what will I have to do to install it? Get a new motherboard? I really can't risk wasting money. I have to pay rent and bills.

Once I start getting this computer working great, the company will start paying me. I would really love someone to tell me the process of changing CPUs.
Yeah if you don't know what your doing i wouldn't recommend you try doing it yourself it's pretty easy though ;) 
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October 28, 2012 8:56:14 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yeah if you don't know what your doing i wouldn't recommend you try doing it yourself it's pretty easy though ;) 



All I want to do is to get a CPU that can support this GTX670 and run the games that I cannot run very well.

Meaning, the game's FPS. Which is supposed to be 60-100. I literally just bought the 670. Which took money out my rent.

If I can get this computer to have 60-100 FPS, then I will get paid A LOT of money.
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October 28, 2012 9:02:22 PM

LuciVS said:
All I want to do is to get a CPU that can support this GTX670 and run the games that I cannot run very well.

Meaning, the game's FPS. Which is supposed to be 60-100. I literally just bought the 670. Which took money out my rent.

If I can get this computer to have 60-100 FPS, then I will get paid A LOT of money.
you get a i5 the one i linked and a intel motherboard you'll be fine ;) 
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October 28, 2012 9:39:32 PM

bigcyco1 said:
you get a i5 the one i linked and a intel motherboard you'll be fine ;) 



Link me an intel motherboard please. :D 
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