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What CPU and Motherboard Should I upgrade to?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

These are my current specs I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard, I mostly play games like BF4, arma etc. and use photoshop and video editing software. What should I get if I wanted to stay under $300?

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3 minutes ago, ScubaChase said:

These are my current specs I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard, I mostly play games like BF4, arma etc. and use photoshop and video editing software. What should I get if I wanted to stay under $300?

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A 1231v3 and a B85 board with 4 ram slots that's from gigabyte or other well known manufacturer.

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CPU + Motherboard for less than $300 for BF4 and ARMA!?

RIP

 

Save until you can at least get a 4690k/6600k

Those are $220-$250 which doesn't really leave enough for a mobo. 

Even then ARMA likes to devour like any CPU, BF4 is pretty strong on the CPU too.

 

I'd wait until you have like $350-$375

 

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5 minutes ago, ScubaChase said:

These are my current specs I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard, I mostly play games like BF4, arma etc. and use photoshop and video editing software. What should I get if I wanted to stay under $300?

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Here:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FRL96h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FRL96h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($59.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $299.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-13 19:44 EDT-0400

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7 minutes ago, Hunched said:

CPU + Motherboard for less than $300 for BF4 and ARMA!?

RIP

 

Save until you can at least get a 4690k/6600k

Those are $220-$250 which doesn't really leave enough for a mobo. 

Even then ARMA likes to devour like any CPU, BF4 is pretty strong on the CPU too.

 

I'd wait until you have like $350-$375

 

If I had that would is that what you would recommend? 

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1 minute ago, ScubaChase said:

If I had that would is that what you would recommend? 

Since you use video editing software and do production stuff, an i7 would be the absolute best but that's expensive.

The 4690k/6600k are the best i5's you can buy, basically equally as good for gaming as i7's but weaker when it comes to production.

Just means rendering will take longer is all though, still an upgrade from what you have however.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, ScubaChase said:

If I had that would is that what you would recommend? 

 

13 minutes ago, Starelementpoke said:

Here:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FRL96h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FRL96h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($59.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $299.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-13 19:44 EDT-0400

 

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