Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

What CPU/MOBO/RAM/COOLER combo should I upgrade to?

I pretty much just want the cheapest combo that will allow 60+ fps ultra settings at 2560x1080 (ultrawide 1080p). Right now my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU pretty hard, I don't want to speed more than 350 - 400$, but cheaper is always better. I would also like to do some overclocking. I live within 30 min of a microcenter, so I would prefer microcenter unless it is a bad deal. This is my current setup.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor 
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard 
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.60 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card  ($259.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master TC102 ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply  ($37.99) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($81.20 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($22.88 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  ($129.95 @ B&H) 
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card  ($28.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor  ($370.33 @ Amazon) 
Total: $979.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-03 17:41 EST-0500

Link to post
Share on other sites

Go with a i5 6400, the cheapest 1151 motherboard you can find, and 8 GB of DDR4. Stock cooler should work just fine for your purposes. Should cost somewhere in the mid-high 200's.

 

If you wanted to step up a little bit, get a 6600k, they might be discounted because of the 7600k and a Z170 board (also might be discounted), maybe 8-16 GB of RAM, and a 212 EVO (or whatever the new version is called)

Main PC: i5 4590 @ 3.5 GHz ♦ RX 480 Armor OC ♦ 16 GB DDR3 ♦ GA-Z97-HD3 ♦ 120 GB 840 EVO ♦ 120 GB Intel 520 ♦ W10 Home

Scrapyard PC: Xeon X5460 @ 3.8 GHz ♦ HD 7870 ♦ 8 GB DDR2 ♦ GA-P35-DS3L ♦ 80 GB Intel 320 ♦ 160 GB WD Caviar SE ♦ W10 Home

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, samocamo123 said:

 

Wait for the Overclockable i3 from Kaby Lake

Overclock your GPU to 4.5ghz in the mean time

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, RyanMacRocks said:

Go with a i5 6400, the cheapest 1151 motherboard you can find, and 8 GB of DDR4. Stock cooler should work just fine for your purposes. Should cost somewhere in the mid-high 200's.

 

If you wanted to step up a little bit, get a 6600k, they might be discounted because of the 7600k and a Z170 board (also might be discounted), maybe 8-16 GB of RAM, and a 212 EVO (or whatever the new version is called)

The i5 6400 isn't much faster than even the i3 6100 due to the clock speed differences, the overclocking i3 should crush it given that Kaby Lake seems easy to hit 5ghz on

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

The i5 6400 isn't much faster than even the i3 6100 due to the clock speed differences, the overclocking i3 should crush it given that Kaby Lake seems easy to hit 5ghz on

Fair enough.

Main PC: i5 4590 @ 3.5 GHz ♦ RX 480 Armor OC ♦ 16 GB DDR3 ♦ GA-Z97-HD3 ♦ 120 GB 840 EVO ♦ 120 GB Intel 520 ♦ W10 Home

Scrapyard PC: Xeon X5460 @ 3.8 GHz ♦ HD 7870 ♦ 8 GB DDR2 ♦ GA-P35-DS3L ♦ 80 GB Intel 320 ♦ 160 GB WD Caviar SE ♦ W10 Home

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Wait for the Overclockable i3 from Kaby Lake

Overclock your GPU to 4.5ghz in the mean time

I know what you mean but GPU not CPU also I have the stock amd cooler so until i buy i new cooler I thermal throttle in like 5 min even at the stock clock.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, samocamo123 said:

I know what you mean but GPU not CPU also I have the stock amd cooler so until i buy i new cooler I thermal throttle in like 5 min even at the stock clock.

Your GPU is perfectly fine for that resolution

 

DEEP cool has cheap coolers that are about the same as a Hyper 212


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856005&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×