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CPU or GPU upgrade ? £330/$500

MAOwarrior

63 months ago

I have £300/$470 to upgrade my PC and am wondering what to upgrade. This is my current build http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/MAOwarrior/saved/yf7MnQ I do not want a ssd (im patient). I was going to upgrade my CPU to a i7-4790K as some CPU intensive games really struggle but others have told me that my CPU is 'more than enough for all games' (which i know is bs) and that i should upgrade my GPU. Any advice would be appreciated :).

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU. Go for the i5 4690K if all you're doing is playing games.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im never gonna do editing or anything like 3d modeling so a top end i5 would cut it ?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

also is there anyway round the motherboard bios update with all the haswell refreshes ~? i dont have an old intel cpu laying aorund....

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say use the stock cooler unless you are going to overclock.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ive already got the hyper evo 212

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Then I would say try to put a great overclock on that processor there are alot of videos on the interwebs about it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ive got my current from 3.5 to a 4.1 and it stays around 35 even under full load

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  • 63 months ago
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ive got a gtx 760 which handles all the games i want at at least medium at 60fps but some more cpu intense games really struggle so i want to get an i5 then, but all the i5's need a motherboard update...

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

world of tanks, Titan fall, also games with only 1 or 2 core support

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i didnt read that anywhere but when i play it, my gpu never hits 100% usage where as my cpu gets maxed out instantly

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

and i can run the games, i just want to run them better e.g. solid 60 at high rather than medium

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