Also, whatever your suggestion is, please let me know specifically what I should upgrade/change and what brand, etc. Thanks!
gpu, to be frank it's a piece of shit. your cpu is fine
What resolution and settings are you playing on?
I have a i5 7400 that should be almost the same as i5 6500 and I have a 1050 ti. I have 200+ on the new maps and almost 300 on the old ones.
GPU upgrade would give you 0 more FPS. Only CPU will improve it. In fact you could use a 5+ years old GPU and the FPS would be the same!
i5 8600k - z370 motherboard and ddr4 RAM (Q4'17)
if you want the latest it's i5 9600k + z390 and ddr4 ram
or wait til ryzen 5 3-series release, I think it will be pretty damn good cpu in the future.
Upgrade the GPU to a 1060 with 6gb of VRAM
CPU is fine
yeah cpu is really good actually its the gpu bottlenecking get a gtx 1060 6gig
you need to download more ram actually
CPU is fine, maybe a 1060 6gb would do the job
Get a i5-8600k it can even support a 2080ti for the future
CPU, ignore everyone who says GPU.
950 is overkill for cs go if you play low settings
Cpu would be the best choice in this case if you ONLY play CS:GO.
I went from a GTX 660 to a GTX 1060 6GB and there was no difference in fps at csgo ( maybe like 15-20 fps difference max) but in other games it was a huge jump. I'm still using a 3570K at 4.5 ghz and i get around 250-300 fps on most maps.
So get a newer cpu and try to get a "K" version which you can overclock. CS:GO will get a huge boost from it
How much is your gpu usage when playing? If it's over 80%, you may be better off upgrading your graphics card.
CPU upgrade would be very costly for you, as for any meaningful gains, you would need an unlocked intel cpu, good cooling (>50$) and a motherboard with a robust vrm (>180$). For overclocking. Stock speeds with any cpu won't give you much fps boost over your current setup.
>8GBs of ram in 2019
>2133 mhz ram
> 240 hz monitor XDD
Sell cpu ram and mobo and buy ryzen 5 2600+Msi B450-A mobo+ 16 GBs of at least 3000 mhz ram. It should be fine then
Unlike mrowkpio is saying, 8gb ddr4 is more than enough to play cs. You need to upgrade your CPU+motherboard, I don't know your budget but the i7 7700k is pretty good.
BTW, I would give a try to overclock on your graphics card.
In every other situation you should upgrade GPU but if you only play cs (especially on low settings) you might get more fps by upgrading your CPU
6500 is decent , if u have a chance to upgrade , then go for a used gtx 1070ti they go pretty decent price for product
people saying about cool components, and me with a common laptop that can't run +30 fps in csgo br mode even with 640x480
I'd say GPU since your CPU could probably still hold another new GPU but I'd say perhaps going for both a new GPU and CPU since the newer GPU would probably be bottlenecked by the older core i5.
Cpu, in my case i have the i7-6700k with a 1060 6gb and i got between 300-400 fps
Imo the i7-6700k its a very good cpu
if u want god tier fps, the minimum u can go is i5-8400
other games: gpu
= 1 million fps
Take a ryzen 2700x or i5 9600k with the new rtx 2060 you will be great, 400+ all time
350 usd - rtx 2060
250 - 2700x and 9600k
The game is more CPU-intensive, so that'd be your best bet. However, that GTX950 will bottleneck any good CPU you get... you're better off saving up and upgrading both.
on i5-760 & hd7770 i get same as u , imo u should upgrade gpu and u can overclock cpu aswell.
formating your hdd will give u a lot too
Your gpu is holding your system down i go for new gpu
I've got the same PC like you, only motherboard is different(Gigabyte B-150M) and I get same fps like u and deathmatch is unplayable. On the other hand I know a guy with a GTX 650, with some i7 OC'ed to 4.3ghz and he's not getting below 200 FPS. So if u got money make sure to upgrade to a decent CPU then oc it and you should be gucci with fps ;)
upgrade CPU i went from a 950 to a 1060TI its a cheap upgrade but i went from 90-130 fps to 180-220 with the upgrade.
I got a i5-8600k with rtx 2070 (water cooled CPU) and I get around 300 FPS 144hz. Before I had a i5-8600k with a 2gb 960 and I got around 200 FPS, before that i had 960 with i5-4460 and I got around 100 fps. Each part basically gave me 100 FPS hopefully that helps
M8 ur pc is enough for csgo why do u even need to get above 200fps
Buy gtx 1070 or 1060 anyway..
even if you upgrade to an i9 9900k, you won't get much more fps
this 950 is the bottleneck here, try to get an rx580 or a 1060 (the 3gb version is better if you're only gonna play cs, cuz the game barely uses video memory, and the 3gb is cheaper)
but if you really want to upgrade the cpu and don't want to change the motherboard, get a newer gen i5, like 8th or 9th gen (an i5 is fine for cs, it already has 6 cores and everything, u don't need an i7 for cs)
BUT if you consider changing the motherboard, i would suggest you to get a ryzen 5 2600, it has a performance of an i5 8400, but 6 more threads and it won't be at 90% usage while gaming (it'll be at 40~50% probably), and it has a good stock cooler if you're not going to overclock. (yea, u can overclock it, get a b350 or b450 motherboard for it)
you can also wait till middle of the year when amd is gonna release the new lineup of ryzens, the 3th gen (along with new gpus, with much better price to performance as well). we'll have much better price to performance options, more cores, higher clocks, less power draw, etc. in 2019, amd is a MUCH BETTER option than intel. search about that a bit before buying anything.
Ryzen uses less of processor usage and have the same fps but much more cheaper. For multi-tasking is unbeatable (while you play you may be with other programs opened)
I recommend a Ryzen 5 1600, but if u wanna fuck with all and have Money to it, pick a Ryzen 7 2700 (8 cores 3.2GHz)
For GPU a RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 3GB as already cited it's suficiente, but if u want something more powerful a GTX 1070 Ti will give you a huge success for sometime.
Changing the motherboard to am4 (amd socket) maybe will give to you good things, the new Ryzen 3000 will be released in the mid of this year i think. It's soo cheap and powerful.
if you play on low settings a new gpu will be irrelevant, your current one is enough.
If you don't wanna change your motherboard, get a i5-8600k, but I'd suggest an AM4 motherboard, then get a Ryzen 5 2600x. the i5 has better single core performance but the cpu usage is too high, whereas the ryzen barely uses 40% when running cs:go. you can also overclock for even better results.
I recommend you getting faster RAM as well
GPU!. but for other games like battlefield V you wil start loosing fps beacause of a poor cpu. and that is very frustrating.
cpu for only cs for others gpu for sure
You have a good computer, maybe you did not set up windows, the video card and the game correctly?
Your CPU is good enough, go for a GPU upgrade. I recommend the Radeon RX 570.
You should avoid bottlenecks, hence not investing in e.g. 1080 and keeping the cpu.
I have been extremely satisfied with this budget combination, running for about a year, always staying above 270 fps (fps_max 300): i3 8350K, clocked at 4,5 Ghz, and GTX 1060 6gb dual OC.
CPU man. If you upgrade only gpu, you will get max +20 fps may be
CPU, with GPU what you can do is turn up the settings and nothing will change. With a CPU you turn down the setting and much more fps (I mean with a better CPU than GPU)
at least 4 gb gpu but cpu is more important for cs
you need like 300+ fps if u play on 240hz
Your CPU is good enough for consistent 200 FPS. Bottleneck is obviously the GPU here.
Get a cheap 980 or 980Ti if your PSU can supply your system with enough power.
Or go for a GTX 1060 6Gb around 180-200€
ive r9 270x and a i5 8400 and i get like 250+ on any map 5v5
i think your gpu bottlenecks
so much bla bla bla for something that obvious.
Clearly the CPU but u want a better GPU as well to have it well balanced. ryzen 2600 and a 590 maybe?
or a 1060 6gb. but for the same socketu already got, I dunno, no good deal available I'm afraid. a smart Mod with a heart should end this time waster of a topic please! therefore I recommend to /close.
i basically had the same specs. cpu wasn't good but it wasn't terrible. but 2gb 950 i also had, make sure to get a new graphics card with at least 6gb, trust me
try to optimise your pc because i'm on a laptop from 2015 and i have 220 FPS average so optimise him
You got all drivers etc? Because I have 300 fps on average and my CPU and GPU is older than yours!
I would probably update the GPU, under 200$ budget u should get the RX570 and around 400$ budget get the RTX2060 :()
everybody talking about upgrading ur cpu+gpu but it will hold back anyway with 2133mhz of ram speed
both but first i7 and then gpu at least 1070gtx
if you don't want to switch mainboards and can only afford to upgrade one part, just get a better GPU (980/1060/1070). that alone will give you much more value in terms of overall FPS stability, especially on newer maps around lots of smokes+molly, depending on your res/detail setting.
but in the long run, you will need to upgrade that CPU also, because almost any i7 (even an older one when overclocked) is better than that 6500 on a shit board. Hell, my i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz with DDR3-2400 is probably better.
GPU : gtx 1060 6gb
CPU : I7 8700k
Whats your resolution?
Also if it's not native I'd get CPU upgrade
Definitely upgrade the cpu first as you don’t want a really good gpu with a low tier cpu becuase the gpu will not be able to perform super well ;)
Imho u must upgrade ur cpu
I think it's the GPU, buy an RX 570 or a 580
Just get a better gpu. A 950 is a terrible card. Doesn’t matter what people say. It’s very bad. Your cpu is fine. You can get over 250 fps. Just really depends on the settings you play
Just chuck a 1060 6gb in there and see how she goes, they're pretty cheap right now and I wouldn't bother with anything else until you're ready for a new pc.
If you're wondering about CPU's though, have a look at the compatibility for your motherboard, you list it as ASUS/GIGABYTE. It's one or the other, find the model number, go to their website and find it, look at the CPU support. Be aware you may need to flash the BIOS for some CPU's but that's very easy nowadays via USB with a download from the manufacturers website.
first of i would advise you to stop listening to hltv for hardware upgrade changes like EVER
anyway, your pc is good for cs and you should be getting more, maybe it just got bloated so i would advise you to put fresh windows and wipe the hard clean if you can
the other thing is your memory, if you have only 1 stick of ram that is bad because it need to run in dual channel so get another memory stick, or change 1x8gb for 2x4gb
now you could overclock the 6500 but they are not known to be the greatest overclockers and your mb is bad for oc
the best thing would be to update the bios and see how much higher the ram clocks can get
(but srsly if they are not 2sticks of ram get that solved first and it would potentially explain the "low" fps)
I also have an i5 6500 with a 1060 6gb and 8 gb ddr4 ram and i get on 250 consistently on all maps and minimum 200 when thre's a molly and smoke, thats sometimes only, most of the time smokes dont affect it at all. i play on 4:3 1024x768 all low
As someone who's been playing CS for over 15 years, here's my input. I'm currently running CSGO medium/high settings 4:3 AR 1920x1440 with 240hz monitor I'm pulling 450-499 FPS.
- i7-9700k OC to 5.2Ghz - STAY AWAY from AMD of you're planning on gaming ONLY! (Sorry AMD fanboys but on every gaming benchmark Intel > AMD ;)
- GTX 1080ti
- 16gb DDR4 3200hz
FWIT, I've tested to see how CPU intensive CSGO is so I pulling out my 1080ti and used Mobo integrated GPU for CSGO. I was getting consistent 400 fps+.
If you have not built the PC yet here's my suggestion:
For a $1000 budget I'd go with:
CPU - Either i5 9600 or i7 9700 (only 5-10fps difference in source gaming)
GPU - RTX 2060 ($350) in case you plan on playing any GPU intensive games in the future. Also future proofs your GPU at Very High settings for at least 4-5 years. Yes, RTX 2060 performs ~10% better than GTX 1070ti for the same price.
Mobo - Any Z390 (around $130-160)
RAM: DDR4 3000 hz-3200hz (~5 fps difference in Source games) $120