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What is bottle necking my system?

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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  1. 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.
  2. Best answer
    I suggest the 7950, the extra $40 is definitely worth it:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
    It also OC's like a beast, so you can get near 7970 performance out of it.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The GTX650 is on the same tier as the HD7750. You're not going to max games with it, not at 1920x1080.
  7. okay then how far can i go on upgrading a videocard before i see a cpu bottleneck?
  8. 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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