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Which one should i upgrade next for upcoming games.

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August 4, 2013 12:27:23 PM

I wanted to run upcoming games like battlefield 4 on high settings but i don't know which to upgrade first (or even i need a upgrade just yet.) I heard that my processor might not be able to handle a newer graphics card (e.g GTX 660.) but tell me if this is wrong. Also if you could tell me what to upgrade to that would be helpful (under £250).
AMD A8 5600K
Radeon HD 7770
8Gb ram
Asus F2A85-MLE motherboard

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August 4, 2013 12:50:28 PM

Your cpu will support the graphic card but it will be a serious bottleneck so you will want to get a i5 but that will mean that you will have to upgrade your motherboard also so if you can push your budget then try to sell your whole rig and start from scratch so if you do sell them then make this build for almost 650 pounds
cpu i5 4670k=185 pounds
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gpu gtx 760=210 pounds
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-Ex...
motherboard=110 pounds
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z87-K-USB3-0-Motherboard-Expres...
case= 60 pounds http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-Series-CC-90110...
ram=8gb ddr3 50 pounds http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengea...

Hard drive=50 pounds
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Green-Desktop-D...
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August 4, 2013 12:52:50 PM

While your A8 won't perform as good as the higher end cpu, it won't be that bad either. Get the most powerful graphic card you can afford and that should give you the best chance to play the upcoming titles at better settings

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_a8_5600k_revie...

Try getting gtx760 if you could afford it.
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August 4, 2013 1:04:54 PM

shamsmu said:
While your A8 won't perform as good as the higher end cpu, it won't be that bad either. Get the most powerful graphic card you can afford and that should give you the best chance to play the upcoming titles at better settings

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_a8_5600k_revie...

Try getting gtx760 if you could afford it.

I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good

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August 4, 2013 1:13:21 PM

techguy124 said:

I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good



For some games, there will be 20% dip. While for games like crysis 2, there wont be much bottleneck at all. i7 3970 and a8 5600 only has 3fps difference for crysis2 with a gtx580. Best course of action within that budget is to get the best possible gpu. OP can always upgrade his mobo-cpu somewhere down the line.
August 4, 2013 1:27:08 PM

shamsmu said:
techguy124 said:

I think it will be a serious bottleneck and also it hink he should wait for the volcanic and maxwell series because they will be very good



For some games, there will be 20% dip. While for games like crysis 2, there wont be much bottleneck at all. i7 3970 and a8 5600 only has 3fps difference for crysis2 with a gtx580. Best course of action within that budget is to get the best possible gpu. OP can always upgrade his mobo-cpu somewhere down the line.

the op already has a hd 7770 though gtx 760 is much better wont it be better if he waits for the new series upcoming in q4 2013 but if he cannot wait than he has awnsered his question and nothing worse than the gtx 760 wil be a huge upgrade

August 4, 2013 1:36:57 PM

also the next gen games will be very CPU dependent so it is all up to you and what you game
August 4, 2013 2:09:08 PM

When it really depends on what games you are going to play. Games that are GPU Intensive like BF3, Crysis 1 or Far Cry 3. You should be find with. Games that are CPU intensive your system will be bottlenecked by your CPU resulting in lower FPS
August 4, 2013 3:53:57 PM

K-Hype said:
When it really depends on what games you are going to play. Games that are GPU Intensive like BF3, Crysis 1 or Far Cry 3. You should be find with. Games that are CPU intensive your system will be bottlenecked by your CPU resulting in lower FPS

This is true so the op should do is best in his budget and he can always upgrade hi scpu and mobo but i think he should wait for maxwell series and the volcanic series
August 5, 2013 1:05:56 PM

Right, which should i do.
buy a better gpu
sell moboard and cpu
August 5, 2013 1:33:19 PM

loma12 said:
Right, which should i do.
buy a better gpu
sell moboard and cpu

I think get a gtx 760 and fater some time when tou have mody to buy a better cpu then buy it but now get the gpu first
August 5, 2013 6:19:49 PM

Get GPU for now. a GTX 760 is a really go deal out right now. But just be warned that your CPU might be a bottlenecked in some games and your GPU won't be at 99%. Use Msi afterburner to track down your GPU Usage and FPS
August 6, 2013 3:17:06 PM

also do i need a bigger case for the gpu

zalman z11 plus
August 6, 2013 3:36:38 PM

loma12 said:
also do i need a bigger case for the gpu

zalman z11 plus

you will be fine as your case supports a card of a 11.43 inch lenght
August 7, 2013 4:02:25 AM

thanks
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