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Hi, my names Aaron, I've had my PC that I had frys built for about 2 years and lately I've been getting really bad frames, like 8-12, i figured it was time to upgrade something I was wandering what would be the the best component to upgrade to get better frames? Here's my current system. If you need more info on one of the components I can get you it.

 

Motherboard----Asus M5A97 LE R2.0, Patriot Memory 16 GB 2x8GM DDR3, System type-----64-bit operating system, Processors----AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core black edition.

 

Storage: WD Black Desktop Internal Hard Disk 1 TB.

 

Graphics: Display adapter type----NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660, Total available graphics memory----4095 MB, Dedicated graphics memory----2048 MB, Dedicated system memory----0 MB, Shared system memory------2048 MB

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It depends on your budget to be honest. If you let us know what that is we can advise.

 

You should definitely switch to Intel. I have the parts ready to build an Intel Skylake system. 6700K. For graphics, EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified. RAM, 16gb DDR4, GSkill Ripjaw V.

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So a that Intel processor would be the best option for the first stage of my upgrades? That probably you help the frames any but I'd be a good start? As for my budget it I'm still in the researching phase but trying to stay under 600 but I could stretch that a bit. Also if I got a new Intel processor would I have to get a new motherboard?

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600, I presume that's US Dollars. In which case it is very limited.

 

You have an AMD CPU, so yes, it would necessitate a new motherboard.

 

Flightsim is CPU biased, so CPU power is very important. Games on the other hand are more about the graphics card.

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So cpu a good CPUs will help me out a lot, you said the Intel Skylake system. 6700K, is a good choice?do you have any suggestion on a good motherboard? And yeah 600 US, but if I'll be that limited then I may have to spend more.

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I went for...

 

Intel 6700K

 

Asus Z170-A

 

16gb DDR4 GSkill Ripjaw v

Similar to what I will be building except I've got 8gb HyperX DDR4 :)

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Going to either the 6700k or 6600k from your AMD will feel like going from a Chevrolet Spark to a Bugatti Veyron

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Going to either the 6700k or 6600k from your AMD will feel like going from a Chevrolet Spark to a Bugatti Veyron

Haha. Well that sounds nice.i will hopefully get this portion of my upgrade donesometime next year.

 

Would I also have to get different ram or could I use the ones I have?

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I went for...

 

Intel 6700K

 

Asus Z170-A

 

16gb DDR4 GSkill Ripjaw v

 

I had that exact combination in mind myself.

What overclock did you get out of it (if you did overclock)?

 

Thanks,

gb.

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So basically if I replace the processor I'll have to replace the motherboard and ram to?

 

Yup. 

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I had that exact combination in mind myself.

What overclock did you get out of it (if you did overclock)?

 

Thanks,

gb.

Hi,

 

I can't tell you I'm afraid. I have all the parts except the monitor. Will be ordering the monitor soon hopefully. Hope to build in a couple of weeks.

 

From everything I've seen, you should expect between 4.6 and 4.8 for the 6700K, dependant on the silicone lottery, your cooling etc.

 

I usually overclock manually, but by all accounts Asus 5 way optimisation is quite good with Skylake. Lots of options, frequency limit, voltage limit or you can set a temperature limit. So no issue with overclocking too far. Auto rules seem pretty good.

 

:smile:

 

 

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