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 Post subject: Processor for gaming PC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am 
8086
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Hello everyone !
First of all , I'm new here (made this account 2 mins ago) so I hope I post this in the right place .
Basically I have some problems with my pc .
here are my components:
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Motherboard : GA-MA78LMT-S2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128455
Processor : AMD Athlon (tm) II x2 250 (2 CPUs) 3.0 GHz http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2 ... u-review/1
Graphics Card : Sapphire Amd Radeon HD 7790 (2GB DDR5) http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentatio ... 1880&lid=1
Windows : 7 ultimate (64 bits)
Ram : 8GB

I bought the graphics card 3-4 months ago and even tho almost all of the games run perfectly I still get FPS drops in some of them (mostly when I play on ULTRA or VERY HIGH but and sometimes even on HIGH ) . I'm not really good with PC components so my guess would be that I need a new processor ( I had this one for 5 years and goes to 100% while playing ) but I'm not sure . I know the games usually use the graphics card but maybe since it has good graphics it needs a good processor too .

If I'm right and I really need a new processor then please help me pick up one . I don't really care which company just to be good , good enough to run a high resolution game without lag/fps drops .
My budget is somewhere at 450 $ (I converted my country's money into dollars) . Right now I have a YouTube channel and I really need a good pc since I'm doing gameplays .

p.s.1 : I forgot , beside the game itself I have to run Fraps too ( the recording program) . So I need a processor that can handle the game + the recorder .

p.s.2 : To see how the said frame drops look like here is a video with Sniper Elite V2 on HIGH recorded with Fraps ( I hope there is not a problem with youtube videos , i'm not trying to get more viewers or anything like that )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGdupJu2sgc

Thank you in advance !


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 Post subject: Re: Processor for gaming PC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:20 am 
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There isn't much you can do with the motherboard you currently have. I do see that the memory it uses is DDR3 which is good as you can swap it onto the motherboard I'm listing. What I don't see is how much memory you have.
My personal recommendation is 8GB.
I also see on your current board that you most likely have a USB mouse and keyboard. So I went with a board that is setup the same. Two USB ports above a combo PS2 plug.
ASRock AM1B-MDH AM1 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157519
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819113286

With the prices for these items, and your budget, you could easily up your memory to 8GB if you already have less than that.
Motherboard $35
CPU $120
Prices are without shipping since I don't know where you are.


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 Post subject: Re: Processor for gaming PC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:21 am 
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Yeah , I forgot about that , I don't plan on keeping the motherboard so thanks for choosing one too :D !
As I said , I have 8 Gb Ram (DDR3 I think ) . Also how good is this processor ? I've been searching for some reviews but I couldn't find something precise , just comparison with other models . As I said I'm not into components so to make it easier to understand , will it be able to run say 1 game on Very high for example and a recording program and maybe some other background apps without frame drops ?
I bet i'm annoying you with all these questions but bear with me . :)
Also thanks for the previous answer !


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 Post subject: Re: Processor for gaming PC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Yes, but it depends on the game. If the game is CPU intensive, then you will have drops. There's really no clear cut answer because the chance of someone having the exact setup you want running the exact same scenario on this forum is probably slightly better than winning the Powerball lottery.


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