14 minutes ago, Andrew279cz said:
Well, I live in the Czech Republic and most PC components are rather expensive. But as you've said, around the 500$ budget.
1. My FPS stays around 90 at high, but the GPU I had previously (R9 290x) stayed around 70-75 at high.
2. I tried Titanfall 2 where CPU usage was around 25% and GPU in high 90%. The FPS was noticable better than the 290x. When I get home I can test more games. Also i should note that I have extensively tested Firestrike (https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/28608478), and during the combined test CPU stays at 55% and gpu at 55% usage.
3. Not really but, sometimes there can be a decent lag spike (to 40fps in BF1), but this happens only rarely (doesn't depend on action)
Honestly I don't really want to go into the high OC land with the chance of breaking my MoBo and loosing out on the $ I could get back frin reselling it.
X79 motherboards are SUPER hard to come by, so you can probably get decent money. That's why there's so many CPUs floating around, but no one wants to give up the boards.
Yeah, you're getting a pretty bad CPU bottleneck. But like I said, try overclocking some more. Maybe try for a couple hundred more MHz. Probably won't do much but it'll help. Titanfall is a CPU dependent game though iirc so you'll probably see worse framerates there than in other games. Like everyone else said, wait for the 9000 series CPUs to be released. Even if you don't buy them, it might drive the cost of the 8000 series down a bit. Worth the wait imo (remember to quote in responses)