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is i7 870 still okay for gaming?

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July 2, 2013 10:55:26 AM

I have an i7 870 with a Gtx 560 ti but I want to get a beefier card for Total War: Rome 2. I was thinking the GTX 770. Is my processor still okay to run something like that or should i think of getting a new rig with newer parts? Thanks!

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July 2, 2013 11:03:47 AM

chrisfromoh said:
I have an i7 870 with a Gtx 560 ti but I want to get a beefier card for Total War: Rome 2. I was thinking the GTX 770. Is my processor still okay to run something like that or should i think of getting a new rig with newer parts? Thanks!


Yes your processor is still a great option when it comes to gaming.....
However, the gtx 770 may be slightly bottlenecked by cpu in come cpu bound games. But overclocking your cpu to 3.5-4 Ghz will solve the problem..
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July 2, 2013 11:03:48 AM

thats still a decent cpu. you can always upgrade, but i'd ride that cpu for another year.
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July 2, 2013 11:05:38 AM

chrisfromoh said:
I have an i7 870 with a Gtx 560 ti but I want to get a beefier card for Total War: Rome 2. I was thinking the GTX 770. Is my processor still okay to run something like that or should i think of getting a new rig with newer parts? Thanks!


Yes, it's still good. I recommend overclocking to decrease any bottleneck. Getting a Ivy/Haswell CPU will be not that much of an improvement.
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