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2 years ago#11
I mainly want to play Guild Wars 2 and Dragon's Prophet with an upgrade so crap
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2 years ago#12
Lulz, 770.
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2 years ago#13
A phenom will rarely fall to less than 40 fps, 60 in all but the most CPU demanding games (Rome 2 total war and crysis 3 spring to mind)
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2 years ago#14
Garquille14 posted...
I mainly want to play Guild Wars 2 and Dragon's Prophet with an upgrade so crap


GW2 is a very CPU bound game. Pretty much any online-centric game is. I'd suggest upgrading to an i5, then replacing the GPU afterwards. You could probably get away with a cheaper $100 gpu upgrade, too.
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2 years ago#15
Upgrade your cpu and get a 7850 for cheap
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2 years ago#16
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Garquille14 posted...
I mainly want to play Guild Wars 2 and Dragon's Prophet with an upgrade so crap


GW2 is a very CPU bound game. Pretty much any online-centric game is. I'd suggest upgrading to an i5, then replacing the GPU afterwards. You could probably get away with a cheaper $100 gpu upgrade, too.


Yeah, he's right.

If you're into MMO type games, then get the CPU upgrade first.
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2 years ago#17
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Upgrade your cpu and get a 7850 for cheap

nah, I want a gpu for a 144hz monitor
spending at least ~$400 on one, if not up to $700
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2 years ago#18
Garquille14 posted...
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Upgrade your cpu and get a 7850 for cheap

nah, I want a gpu for a 144hz monitor
spending at least ~$400 on one, if not up to $700


Your CPU will hold you back in online games, period. You cannot get a CPU that can consistently maintain over 100fps in most MMOs, much less a junky Phenom.

As someone with a 4GHz Phenom II, upgrade your CPU first. It's much more important. A 7850, you can lower settings to get higher framerates. A Phenom II will simply not hit those high framerates in a lot of software.
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2 years ago#19
the phenom will still work great in single player games but will be horrible for multiple player games
2 years ago#20
I just mean that I'll spend $400-700 on the gpu whether I buy it first or second
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