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#1 firexemblem

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 11:44 AM

Currently looking to spend 100-200 max per part. so around 600 total max would like the best quality for price if you guys wouldn't mind pointing me in the right direction for my mmo gaming needs. If you need any more details please let me know thanks!

 

I have currently have

MOBO:  MSI  870A-G54 

GPU : AMD Radeon HD 6870

CPU : AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black edition 3.4ghz

 

I am looking to upgrade and wondering if I should only upgrade my CPU and GPU or get a new motherboard as well.

 

Currently playing Blade and soul

Medium settings 55-60 fps with just my character on-screen but 30-40 fps with others

GPU usage 80-90% with 67-72 degree temps constant

CPU usage 70-85% with constant temps between 35-45 degree

 

While playing black desert online

Medium settings 25-32 fps while only myself is on-screen but 15-20 when others are present

GPU Usage 90+% 73-77 degree temp constant

CPU Usage 80-90% constant temps between 43-54 degrees constant.

 

Essentially im looking to play these games at 1080p resolution with MAX graphics and keeping constant 60fps.

If anyone here could give me some advice that would be great.

 

If I keep the same motherboard I currently have I was planning on getting these 

GPU : ASUS Radeon R9 380 STRIX gaming 2g

CPU : AMD Phenom II x6 1090T 

 

However, I am open to better suggestions for I am kind of clueless when it comes to computer upgrades.

 

With a new one I have no Idea what I would want for CPU or GPU



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

GPU is OK but take 4GB model if price difference is not big.

 

CPU is OK, as MB cannot handle any better. Just do not pay too much for it.

 

Oh yeah, what is PSU?


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#3 firexemblem

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:13 PM

my PSU is -  Raidmax Hybrid 2 RX‑630SS Power Supply ‑ 630W


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:51 PM

my PSU is -  Raidmax Hybrid 2 RX‑630SS Power Supply ‑ 630W

 

Should be enough for those upgrades, altough not highest quality.



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:21 AM

Given how graphically intensive some of those games can be, the R9 380 may not be enough.  A card like the GTX 970 may be better suited, but it is significantly more expensive.  Nvidia's cards tend to be more power efficient and generate less heat than AMD cards.


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:39 AM

Yeah the GTX 970 is better however I do not have the budget for that. Radeon R9 380 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is as high as i could go for my budget which is a $204 card for me. If you know of any other GPU that are in that price range that are better please let me know that would help significantly 



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:31 PM

so the consensus is that the choice of GPU and CPU for the motherboard in the price range im looking for is the best i can get? just verifying before i buy



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:42 AM

Everything should work, but I doubt you'll be able to get a constant 60 fps on all games with max settings running an R9 380.  Another card between a GTX 970 and the R9 380 is a GTX 780, but those aren't much less expensive than a 970.

 

Are you getting an R9 380 or an R9 380X?  If you are interested in the 380X, the XFX Radeon R9 380X R9-380X-4255 4GB is good.  The "X" variant is about 10% to 15% more powerful than the standard 380 and about 20% less powerful than a 970.  Here's a comparison I like to use, it's reviewing a 380X.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:48 AM

yeah i could do the 380x since after rebate its closer to my budget thanks!



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 04:39 AM

You might just want to rebuild your computer in pieces if your budget won't allow you to buy the parts to build the PC you want all at once.  Just upgrade the PC in increments and you will eventually have a pc that will run the games you want at 60fps.  I have a core i7 5600k with a GTX 970 and run blade and soul at about 47-55 fps so even with my specs I still cant run the game @60fps and that's on high settings of course. mid settings I can easily get 60fps.  I would just recommend rebuilding this computer just with a better motherboard+CPU+GPU because your current processor will just bottleneck a real expensive GPU like the GTX 970.  As for your immediate needs the 380x is a solid buy for your build.






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