so this is my old cpu and it's been doing good for a while but i noticed it losing some juice when running higher end games (I had it like for 5 years)
recently just upgraded my video card and got a 600w power supply, 6gb ram.
now i'm looking for something good to that will last me a good while for games, but i'm not that great with computers... does anyone know what kind of cpu/mobo would be good for gaming at the moment? --- Reported
3570k/a good Z77 motherboard. What 600w PSU did you get? And what single card configuration could possibly need more than 450w? --- Want that Shield! Ball and Cup on ps mobile has framerate issues. -stargazer64
Well, that's a pretty bad PSU. Only good up to 450w.
You might want to consider looking around more, though. Doesn't Microcenter usually have motherboard+CPU combos that are quite good?
Also, 4670k and whatever the new Intel high end consumer chipset is, if you can get them within that price range, but 4670k is still new. --- Want that Shield! Ball and Cup on ps mobile has framerate issues. -stargazer64
Refer to this review. You should have did research before buying it. Just hope you won't ever draw more then 450w from that unit because it won't even handle it. --- A fan is confident in the game they prefer being able to stand on its own merits. A fanatic attacks the opposing game showing insecurity in the game they like.
If you live near Microcenter you can pick up a 3570K for $180 before taxes - that should get you below $300. --- i5 3570K @ 4.0GHz | MSI Z77A-G45 | MSI GTX 760 | Corsair GS 600 | Hyper 212 EVO | Corsair Vengeance 8GB | CM Storm Scout II