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from GTX 480 to GTX 760 or wait 8xx

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August 23, 2013 5:02:16 PM

Okay firstly to introduce you to my PC:

Motherboard: ASUS P5QL PRO/P43/LGA775
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz (OC 3.74 GHz)
VGA: 1535MB GeForce GTX 480
HDD: 750GB Seagate ST3750330NS ATA Device (SATA)
Ram: A-data KIT 2x2GB DDR2 1066 (5-5-5-18)
power: Fortron BLUESTORM II 500

1-st question:
Is my CPU bottlenecking my 480 when clocked on these freq.

2-nd question:
Is it worth it to upgrade to gtx 760 (which means new CPU(4670K) and motherboard(GA-Z87x-UD3H), ot wait for gtx 8xx?

3-rd: If you recommend me some cheaper motherboard or CPU but which may hold the 8xx and doesn't bottleneck them, I would be grateful. :) 

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August 23, 2013 5:24:07 PM

evil9494 said:
Okay firstly to introduce you to my PC:

Motherboard: ASUS P5QL PRO/P43/LGA775
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz (OC 3.74 GHz)
VGA: 1535MB GeForce GTX 480
HDD: 750GB Seagate ST3750330NS ATA Device (SATA)
Ram: A-data KIT 2x2GB DDR2 1066 (5-5-5-18)
power: Fortron BLUESTORM II 500

1-st question:
Is my CPU bottlenecking my 480 when clocked on these freq.

2-nd question:
Is it worth it to upgrade to gtx 760 (which means new CPU(4670K) and motherboard(GA-Z87x-UD3H), ot wait for gtx 8xx?

3-rd: If you recommend me some cheaper motherboard or CPU but which may hold the 8xx and doesn't bottleneck them, I would be grateful. :) 


Hi - personally I feel that if you get in tot he waiting for the next gen game, you'll always be waiting instead
of enjoying better performance now.

I believe your best bet is to upgrade your CPU & MOBO as I do think your current will be a bottleneck to
any current GPU you'd be satisfied with, like the gtx 760. You can actually get that CPU with the GA-Z87x-UD4H,
which is the next model up in the Gig line for $315 at microcenter. You would then be set for whichever
GPU you decide to go with.

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
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