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Fx 6300 with a 7870

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December 6, 2012 12:18:42 AM

so i am looking to get a 6300 since its cheap and i already have a AM3+ motherboard. i want to know if i get bottleneck with the 6300.i currently have a 4100 so would it be much of an upgrade. or should i just get the gpu without the cpu.also a recommend me a good psu to power the card. i play at 1920x1080p with an HDMI cable(dont know if the cable makes a difference). want to play battlefield 3,metro 2033.saints row the third,also CSGO


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December 6, 2012 4:01:11 AM

FX 6300 and 7870 should pair well and you should be able to play all the games you mentioned ^_^, first off may I ask what your current components are?
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December 6, 2012 9:39:18 AM

Its a good setup. Will work properly. But as mentioned above, please tell other components too.
You'll cross 60fps in all of them.

If you can, then get FX 8350. Will not make much difference but just better.
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December 6, 2012 9:57:16 AM

If you already have the 4100 I wouldn't bother. Two more cores isn't going to matter much. Spending money on the 6300 would more or less be a waste. If you need more CPU power just OC your 4100.
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December 6, 2012 10:01:25 AM

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If you already have the 4100 I wouldn't bother. Two more cores isn't going to matter much. Spending money on the 6300 would more or less be a waste. If you need more CPU power just OC your 4100.


+1 I've seen a guy with 7870 and FX 4100 OCed to 4.3 Ghz. And everything ran good.

But I would suggest you to OC your CPU now and then in future upgrade to Intel i5 and LGA1155 Mobo.
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December 6, 2012 2:26:07 PM

That's my setup. I have yet to encounter any real difficulty except in older/non-multicore friendly/otherwise graphically beasty games. That said, one game which Intel chips do very well is Starcraft 2 and I can play it with max settings with no performance issues. However, GTA 4 doesn't give me 60 FPS at max settings. While still very, very playable there are some minor hiccups. For instance, when you initially leave your safe house and look around there is a short but large FPS drop as assets load but thereafter everything is fine until I go into a new area. Another one that gives sub-60 performance at max is Witcher 2. However, I noticed almost no difference from max settings (5-15 FPS) to acceptable (30-40) FPS. I'm sure I could tweak it more to get a solid 60 FPS with only minor degradation from there. Also, keep in mind I'm not OC'd at all which would of course reap gains above this. That said, every other game I've played has given me 50 FPS minimum on max and often 60+. This includes Skyrim, Dishonored, Guild Wars 2, Black Ops 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and The Walking Dead (albeit not a taxing game at all it's a very fun one I highly recommend! :) ).
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December 7, 2012 2:51:33 AM

If you get drops as its loading data wouldn't that be a hdd issue and not CPU? Faster hdd or one that has been defragged might fix that.
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December 7, 2012 3:35:33 PM

I haven't profiled my machine while running it: simply sharing my experience. Defragging wouldn't be a performance issue as it's a brand new hard drive that's been in use for just a couple months.
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