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Old 13-06-14, 04:30 PM
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Question Cpu upgrade

Hey guys. So im currently sitting on an Athlon X4 760K on socket Fm2. Noticing i get lag in games like Bf4 and i feel it is holding my R9 270X back. i want to change my CPu. i was thinking this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£129.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: Intel Core i5 4690K (£182.82)
Total: £312.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-13 16:48 BST+0100

But ive also seen board such as this

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£130.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £130.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-13 16:48 BST+0100

And this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£131.98 @ Dabs)
Total: £131.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-13 16:48 BST+0100

And im not sure which board would be best. i have some 1600Mhz Corsair DDr3 already and a Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO for cooling. I would also need some new thermal paste but have no clue what to get. So whats the best choice here? thanks

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Old 13-06-14, 07:10 PM
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all of the boards are good choices. does one of them have any features you really want?
performance wise there won't be a noticeable difference, so you can pretty much go by which one you prefer

i usually go for notcua nt-h1 thermal paste but there are other good options as well
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Old 13-06-14, 08:08 PM
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msi might not be the prettist board but they do come with some good software from oneclick bios to updating software
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Old 13-06-14, 08:27 PM
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Im generally an Asus fanboy but I do really like the new MSI motherboards especially the Gaming series. If I were to swap over to Intel, a MSI Gaming board would most likely be the one Id go with. Cant go wrong with the Asus though. Definitely an extremely solid board but I just really like those Gaming boards. Theyre reviewing very well too.
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