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What is bottle necking my system?

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August 11, 2013 9:33:58 PM


I have $200 to spend on the next part to upgrade.

My system is:
intel core i7 930 OC to 4 GHz
6GB of DDR3
ASUS P6T Motherboard
GTX 650 GPU

Don't tell me it's bad I just want to know the thing I need to buy next with the budget of $200 thanks :D 

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August 11, 2013 9:37:41 PM

That's a fine system, but that GTX 650 will hold you back, unless its a GTX 650 Ti Boost. If you are not into using that money for a GTX 660 upgrade, then a SSD hard drive would help.
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August 11, 2013 9:40:18 PM

I suggest the 7950, the extra $40 is definitely worth it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It also OC's like a beast, so you can get near 7970 performance out of it.
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August 11, 2013 9:40:30 PM

If you are a gamer, upgrade your graphics card to a GTX650Ti Boost Edition (you'll need to have a 380W Earthwatts or better). If your PSU is up to it (500W or higher, of similar quality), you might find a HD7870 under $200 now.
If you are not a gamer, a SSD would make a great upgrade.
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August 11, 2013 9:40:58 PM

It's just a stock gtx 650 overclocked a little by me but am not seeing the frame rate I am look for in bf3 max settings and arma 3.
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August 11, 2013 9:44:30 PM

Sir Isaac Newton said:
It's just a stock gtx 650 overclocked a little by me but am not seeing the frame rate I am look for in bf3 max settings and arma 3.


The 650 will not yield very good framerates in those games at 1080p, even at low settings.
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August 11, 2013 9:46:14 PM

The GTX650 is on the same tier as the HD7750. You're not going to max games with it, not at 1920x1080.
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August 11, 2013 9:49:44 PM

okay then how far can i go on upgrading a videocard before i see a cpu bottleneck?
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August 11, 2013 9:52:23 PM

Sir Isaac Newton said:
okay then how far can i go on upgrading a videocard before i see a cpu bottleneck?


I would say pretty far, as the 930 is still a solid performer, especially with a nice OC like the one you have on it now. It could probably play nicely with something as powerful as a GTX 770.
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