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Old 05-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current pc setup can be found in my signature. My mobo died, I get the notable FF and no POST anymore. Is it worth buying another x58 at this time? How big are the gains if I bought a new cpu, mobo, ram?, gfx card? Max I'd like to invest going the expensive route is 800-1000.

I play in your face fps so that's its main function. My monitor is 60Hz but I'll put that aside for now. Ideas?

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the gains can be huge. It just depends on what you WANT to buy, whether its just a motherboard or you want to upgrade the whole shibang.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Still a good CPU but an IB CPU like the 3570k is a good 25% or so faster depending on the game in question. You can even reuse your RAM if you like.

I would actually say to wait for Haswell and drop your money on and skip a gen but since you're dead in the water that might not be an option.

If you want to upgrade your GPU I suggest something in the higher area like the 680.
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