It's bottlenecking my gpu. Would it be worth it to upgrade mobo and cpu, or would it be better just to upgrade to a A10 5800k?
I will have about 300 USD to spend.
What GPU are you using?
If you want to save some of that money get a Athlon x4 760k.
Yeah, whats the gpu and the motherboard?
The gpu is a 760 by EVGA and the Mobo is a Asrock fm2a75m-dgs
Thanks for the help by the way.
If you want to wait and save money, you can go after the A10 7850K which will be fully compatible with your motherboard. It'll be out next week. Not sure how well it will do benchmark wise, but it will do better than your current setup.
Or if you really want good performance for your budget, you can get something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mgQz
An FX-8320 + that motherboard will get you good performance and you can overclock the CPU pretty well. This is assuming you have a mid or full tower.
If you want something cheaper that won't degrade your performance much, an FX-6300 for about $40 less will do fine instead of the 8320.
a steamroller a10 will not work in his board
It's would about have to I'm only getting like 15fps on Far Cry 3 on low setting. I will probably go ahead and get the FX-8320. I don't want to skimp out again I've regretted it since I bought it.
Thank you again everyone.
Oh right, I didn't notice the motherboard is FM2 and not FM2+. Damn.
Well, disregard my first suggestion, then.
Welcome. Be sure to get that motherboard as well (or a cheaper M5A97 R 2.0 for around $100, but I wouldn't recommend it as it doesn't overclock well and lacks a few good features).
A 6300 will not really hurt your performance on most games, so again, if you want to save money, go for the 6300.
Will there be much of a difference if I do get a cheaper motherboard?
overclocking potential, good multi-gpu support
that's about it
Technically no, but if for overclocking and features (PCIe slots, etc) wise yes.
I would recommend the Asus M5A97 R2.0 to save some green. You can get the LE version of that board to save about $10 less, but it lacks the heatsinks on the VRM. I wouldn't recommend it.
This is the more budget oriented build for about $200: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lNdG