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    Upgrade question

    Hey all,
    i'm going to be upgrading my motherboard and CPU next week and was wondering if anyone had any ideas if it would run on ultra at a steady 60fps, or just any suggestions to possible other replacements for the Motherboard and CPU, Budget for those 2 parts is $250

    Current setup:
    CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 630
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM -E51
    RAM: 12gigs

    Setup im asking about
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz
    Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Motherboard: MSI 99XA-GD55
    RAM: 12gigs

    Thanks, Kopla

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    I know this is a bit over your budget, but it's significantly better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $299.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 07:07 EST-0500)
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


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    For two hundred dollars and fifty dollars I would get a amd phenom 2 965
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

    Benchmarks vs the 6300
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=699


    My friend has the same amd and his FPS never falls under 60fps with everything set at ultra except shadows on a 1080p monitor 23 inch monitor.

    For motherboard you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128565 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157280

    and then use the rest to buy some DDR 3 ram if you have ddr 2 ram here is some gskill 16 gigs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231534

    Depending on which motherboard you have already you can keep your ram and MB and save yourself the 150 and save up later for a next gen cpu and gpu build.
    Last edited by Skarsguard; 2012-12-21 at 01:00 PM.

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