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Need new Gaming CPU and MOBO budget of 1500 with Wiggle Room

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November 28, 2013 9:22:45 AM

So lately, I upgraded to a GTX 780, but many times, my frames drop down to well under 30 in simple games like league of legends, and world of warcraft. I am at the conclusion that my CPU is holding back my system. I currently have a Intel Core i7-2700K CPU @3.5 (8cpu), ~3.8 GHz. I am really confused because all of the new processors from intel seem to have very similar ratings to what I have now and I don't know what to purchase as an upgrade. I am looking for a 4k series i suppose although if someone has practical advice that it wont be worth it I am willing to take good advice. League and WoW aren't the only games that I play but I figured those would be the ones that could run with the highest framerate on my 780.
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November 28, 2013 9:31:15 AM

no reason your cpu shouldn't be able to handle it with that video card and going to a 3xxxk or 4xxxk series is only going to give you a small percentage boost.

Easy way to see if your CPU is being maxed it run like openhardwaremonitor or hwinfo64 and turn on logging and see what your CPU usage is vs your GPU usage vs memory usage, etc. You should be able to tell what's maxing out and what isn't.
November 28, 2013 10:04:15 AM

getochkn said:
no reason your cpu shouldn't be able to handle it with that video card and going to a 3xxxk or 4xxxk series is only going to give you a small percentage boost.

Easy way to see if your CPU is being maxed it run like openhardwaremonitor or hwinfo64 and turn on logging and see what your CPU usage is vs your GPU usage vs memory usage, etc. You should be able to tell what's maxing out and what isn't.


I don't understand what is holding back my gfx card then. Any other suggestions?

For example, my wife's PC has a 770 and i5 but current Generation and gets consistently higher frame rates than my 780 for whatever reason. I have used two different 780s so it's not the gfx card.
November 28, 2013 10:09:05 AM

Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: Z68X-UD3H-B3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8176MB RAM
Page File: 4018MB used, 5372MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 780
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1004&SUBSYS_27833842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 6811 MB
Dedicated Memory: 2979 MB
Shared Memory: 3831 MB
Current Mode: 2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (59Hz)
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