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Looking to upgrade my PC.

#1Jel4788Posted 9/5/2013 2:32:41 PM
I currently play FFXIV:ARR and in highly populated areas it is very choppy and almost unplayable.

My current setup is :

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 x3

I purchased all of it except the GPU in 2008. I was thinking about purchasing these:

Yes? No? Suggestions? I'd like to not spend any more money than necessary if possible.

#2Jel4788(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:19:01 PM
#3TheFeshPincePosted 9/5/2013 4:20:48 PM
That should be a decent performance increase, but it's not great or anything.
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#4Loserman15Posted 9/5/2013 4:22:05 PM
It is without a doubt your processor. Upgrade that. Haha.
#5Loserman15Posted 9/5/2013 4:22:47 PM
I wouldn't get an aftermarket cooler, and instead perhaps get a nice i5 with motherboard stock cooler instead. It would suit you much, much better.
#6NicodimusPosted 9/5/2013 4:26:36 PM
A 6-core CPU will perform almost exactly the same as a 4-core CPU for gaming. No need to shell out the extra money for the 6-core.
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#7Jel4788(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:28:28 PM
Any recommendations? I don't know too much about PC hardware anymore, these were recommended to me by someone else.
#8TheFeshPincePosted 9/5/2013 4:30:10 PM
I mean, that's not a terrible choice, but I would go with an i5.
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#9NicodimusPosted 9/5/2013 4:38:22 PM
I'd either go with:

A Z77 mobo and 3570k


A Z87 mobo and a 4670k (newer tech, but not a big leap in CPU performance over the last gen)

Either one would be a nice upgrade over your 2.9 dual core CPU.
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#10Loserman15Posted 9/5/2013 6:40:46 PM
I'd get the 4670K. It's pretty much the de-facto gaming processor currently.