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Upgrading CPU (Resolved)


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Hey,
first I want to mention that I have maybe around 450$ budget.

I like to upgrade my CPU and Mainboard. It would be nice if some one could recommend some processors (I prefer Intel Core I7 or Xeon) for my budget.

Current System:

- AMD FX 8320
- ASUS M5A97 EVO R 2.0
- NVIDEA GTX 770
- 8 GB DDR 3 RAM 1600 MHZ
- 256 GB SSD + 1000 GB HDD

I realize that my gaming experience isn't the best due to my processors because many Games don't support 8 cores.

Thanks!
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Greetings Gerrit,

 

A little over your budget but see if you can eek a few more euros into the upgrades;

Intel Core i7-4790 3,6 GHz (Haswell) Sockel 1150 - boxed


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Hey, :)

Thanks for the suggestion. Will look at it. :D
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http://www.mindfacto...BOX_962955.html

(Sorry, it is German)

Just a difference of 20 €.

http://www.cpubenchm...-4790 @ 3.60GHz

Is the 4790K much better than 4790?
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not really, the k means it has an unlocked multiplier, so unless your going to overclock then the 4790 will do you just fine.

 

http://www.cpu-world...7_i7-4790K.html

 

of course i'd get the 4790k tho. :D

 

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Edited by terry1966, 18 January 2015 - 04:49 PM.

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As terry said above the locked version is fine unless you wish to OC the processor, I don't OC so for me it would come down to any price difference between the two.

 

Benchmark results for the two CPUs here the k version comes out on top + you will note that a lot more samples of the k version have been tested.


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Thanks! :)
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You are welcome  :)


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I'm going to buy the I7 4790K next week ... the Asrock Z97X seems to be the best Mainboard for me.

Thanks!

(I hope the FPS at Arma 3 will improve with my "new" system)
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You are welcome Gerrit  :)

 

Your system will make cannon fodder of Arma 3 btw  ;)


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OK, upgraded my system now. Everything runs fine. :)

 

Thank you so much!

 

EDIT:

 

 

Your system will make cannon fodder of Arma 3 btw  xwink.png.pagespeed.ic.HJgPQ3U3SA_oBmP6G

That's sadly not completely true. Sometimes I get 30 FPS on Multiplayer and Singleplayer on Ultra. I'm sure this is caused by the bad optimized game.


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I think I was too early happy. :( Two times BSOD due to this error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR

 

I researched it and reset my UEFI Settings (in case the CPU Voltages were set wrong - but I never set any CPU Voltages)

 

I'm running some CPU Benchmark tests and will see if the error will come back. 


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could be a number of things including a bad driver or psu problem, assume your running windows 8.1. see if this helps you in some way :-  http://wind8apps.com...or-windows-8-1/

 

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