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Will a new CPU increase gaming performance a lot?

#1HarryMaySinPosted 10/2/2013 6:57:12 PM
my current specs:

amd fx 6100 3.5 ghz
16 gb ram
gtx 760 oc evga
windows 8

i am wondering if i bought thus combo deal if i would see any type of decent increase in gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1440368

its weird, my current build can play some new games like metro and skyrim on high settings and do good, but games like amnesia kinda choppy at times.


do u guys think it would be worth 300 bucks or should i wait awhile?
#2TheFeshPincePosted 10/2/2013 7:07:34 PM(edited)
Ya, that CPU and motherboard would be a great upgrade for gaming. I would still suggest a Z87 motherboard, though.
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#3Last Grand MageX2Posted 10/2/2013 7:27:37 PM
You'd be going from a mediocre CPU to what is essentially the top-shelf gaming CPU. It's probably the upgrade that your system would see the biggest boost from, in terms of gaming.
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#4Cheech001Posted 10/3/2013 7:01:51 AM
I just made a similar jump from fx6100 to 4770k. Big difference, not in all games but most. Dayz from 20-40 to 40-capped 60. GTA IV 30-40 to capped 55. Farcry 3 40-60 to capped 60.

Invest in a cooler right off the bat. I went with an H60 seems to work well. After playing BF3 for a while highest temp was 61. Case is decent airflow with a gpu that expels hot air into case.
#5ShubPosted 10/3/2013 7:07:35 AM
That'd be a nice upgrade, but the downside is the motherboard uses the H87 chipset, so the overclockable i5-4670K won't be overclockable at it needs a Z87 motherboard. It'll still perform fine, you just won't be able to overclock it.
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