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would the i5-3350p 3.1 ghz ( 4 cores) bottleneck gtx660ti

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October 6, 2013 4:46:07 AM

i am wondering if my cpu the intel i5 3350p 3.10 ghz cpu would bottle neck the gtx 660ti. could i also use a 460 watt power supply for it?
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October 6, 2013 5:06:57 AM

no not at all they should work perfectly

depends on the brand and model of your 460w psu, I need more info before I can tell whether/or not it would work

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October 6, 2013 5:09:46 AM

the power supply is capable of running this system.
we made 35 builds with a 650 ti boost with the same possessor and they ordered another 10 the possessor should be capable of handling the 660 ti without being bottlenecked
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October 6, 2013 5:12:24 AM

JOHNN93 said:
the power supply is capable of running this system.
we made 35 builds with a 650 ti boost with the same possessor and they ordered another 10 the possessor should be capable of handling the 660 ti without being bottlenecked


and how exactly have you reached that conclusion? I mean what if OP is running a shaw 460w psu? Those psu dont even have 200w real world output on 12v rails
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October 6, 2013 5:17:36 AM

shamsmu said:
JOHNN93 said:
the power supply is capable of running this system.
we made 35 builds with a 650 ti boost with the same possessor and they ordered another 10 the possessor should be capable of handling the 660 ti without being bottlenecked


and how exactly have you reached that conclusion? I mean what if OP is running a shaw 460w psu? Those psu dont even have 200w real world output on 12v rails


http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
it requires max 150 watt if you calculate everything it is capable
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October 6, 2013 5:35:42 AM

shamsmu said:
no not at all they should work perfectly

depends on the brand and model of your 460w psu, I need more info before I can tell whether/or not it would work



I dont know what type of psu it is but i bought my computer from dell it is a dell xps 8500 so im guessing it should be an ok psu brand?
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October 6, 2013 5:46:30 AM

Dell? It works, but it does not leave room for better cards in the future.
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October 6, 2013 6:04:28 AM

ronnietse said:
Dell? It works, but it does not leave room for better cards in the future.


yeah i know im just getting slightly better and cheap card until i get a new pc just so i can play some new games
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October 6, 2013 6:06:45 AM

envy14tpe said:
the 460W PSU should be enough power for a non overclocked i5 plus 660ti. However, does the PSU have 2x6 pins for the 660ti?
like this:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


sorry im not sure about that my builod is an xps8500 and it only says 460 watt power supply, is there any other way could find out and i have tried google
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October 6, 2013 6:10:48 AM

Dell's cases are known to be too compact for long length cards. I would save for a new chassis if you are planning to upgrade your GPU in the future.
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October 6, 2013 6:16:24 AM

dottorrent said:
Dell's cases are known to be too compact for long length cards. I would save for a new chassis if you are planning to upgrade your GPU in the future.


I am just planning to upgrade only the graphics card just so i can play some newer games while i save up for a new pc, i dont want to keeo upgrading it
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October 6, 2013 6:18:38 AM

Measure the length of the amount of space inside your chassis with a tape measure and look up how long your planned GPU is. If your GPU can fit inside, go for it.
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October 6, 2013 6:20:20 AM

whatever you buy plan for it to carry over into the next case. Also, you might want to scrap your current case for the upgrade and add parts as it goes.
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October 6, 2013 8:54:37 AM

sagi avraham said:
i am wondering if my cpu the intel i5 3350p 3.10 ghz cpu would bottle neck the gtx 660ti. could i also use a 460 watt power supply for it?


i5 3350p is a good processor i dont youll have bottleneck with a 660 ti

but i would suggest a stronger psu 460w is a bit cheeky and if its made by dell its a hell no

grab a 80 plus psu 550w though 600w varients tend to be cheaper

evga is good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also having the psu so close to the limit will make it noisy and reduce its life
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October 6, 2013 12:18:07 PM

envy14tpe said:
whatever you buy plan for it to carry over into the next case. Also, you might want to scrap your current case for the upgrade and add parts as it goes.


beyondlogic said:
sagi avraham said:
i am wondering if my cpu the intel i5 3350p 3.10 ghz cpu would bottle neck the gtx 660ti. could i also use a 460 watt power supply for it?


i5 3350p is a good processor i dont youll have bottleneck with a 660 ti

but i would suggest a stronger psu 460w is a bit cheeky and if its made by dell its a hell no

grab a 80 plus psu 550w though 600w varients tend to be cheaper

evga is good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also having the psu so close to the limit will make it noisy and reduce its life


how long would my pc last for and is there anything i could do to use less power, i also wont overclock anything, i just dont wanna spend much more on this pc
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October 6, 2013 12:35:51 PM

no one can predict how much it will last.go with the power supply you have if it doesn't handle the load then consider upgrading to a newer one .the whole computer will be able to posses what ever task you throw at it for quite a time.
i am running a intel q6600 amd rareon 7770 4 bg ram i don't think i need more it preforms all the tasks i throw at it its a 6 year old possessor i might upgrade when ddr 4 comes out.the only thing upgraded was the GPU and PSU because it had a 400 watt and it made a grinding noise:) 
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October 6, 2013 12:37:06 PM

sagi avraham said:
envy14tpe said:
whatever you buy plan for it to carry over into the next case. Also, you might want to scrap your current case for the upgrade and add parts as it goes.


beyondlogic said:
sagi avraham said:
i am wondering if my cpu the intel i5 3350p 3.10 ghz cpu would bottle neck the gtx 660ti. could i also use a 460 watt power supply for it?


i5 3350p is a good processor i dont youll have bottleneck with a 660 ti

but i would suggest a stronger psu 460w is a bit cheeky and if its made by dell its a hell no

grab a 80 plus psu 550w though 600w varients tend to be cheaper

evga is good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also having the psu so close to the limit will make it noisy and reduce its life


how long would my pc last for and is there anything i could do to use less power, i also wont overclock anything, i just dont wanna spend much more on this pc


well a 660 ti and i5 3350p id say youd get 3 years gaming out of it not at max though more medium by end of 2016 maybe less depends on how games change for pcs

using less power and increasing performance is tricky the i5 3350p i consider is best low powered i5 for gaming and 660 ti is a good choice for card as the performance is excellent for the power

just changing the psu will to what ive suggested should make your machine last years as the draw should only be 300w-400w max and thats with everything loaded heavily
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October 6, 2013 12:49:25 PM

beyondlogic said:
sagi avraham said:
envy14tpe said:
whatever you buy plan for it to carry over into the next case. Also, you might want to scrap your current case for the upgrade and add parts as it goes.


beyondlogic said:
sagi avraham said:
i am wondering if my cpu the intel i5 3350p 3.10 ghz cpu would bottle neck the gtx 660ti. could i also use a 460 watt power supply for it?


i5 3350p is a good processor i dont youll have bottleneck with a 660 ti

but i would suggest a stronger psu 460w is a bit cheeky and if its made by dell its a hell no

grab a 80 plus psu 550w though 600w varients tend to be cheaper

evga is good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also having the psu so close to the limit will make it noisy and reduce its life


how long would my pc last for and is there anything i could do to use less power, i also wont overclock anything, i just dont wanna spend much more on this pc


well a 660 ti and i5 3350p id say youd get 3 years gaming out of it not at max though more medium by end of 2016 maybe less depends on how games change for pcs

using less power and increasing performance is tricky the i5 3350p i consider is best low powered i5 for gaming and 660 ti is a good choice for card as the performance is excellent for the power

just changing the psu will to what ive suggested should make your machine last years as the draw should only be 300w-400w max and thats with everything loaded heavily


thanks im only planning on keeping this for 2 years max untill i save up enough money for a new pc.
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October 6, 2013 7:40:13 PM

This will easily run for 2 years. A 660ti should max out almost all games now. In 2 years it'll drop down to High maybe Medium settings. Things like PSU or HDD are easy to carryover into the new build. So, choose a PSU that is quality.
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October 7, 2013 9:03:23 AM

envy14tpe said:
This will easily run for 2 years. A 660ti should max out almost all games now. In 2 years it'll drop down to High maybe Medium settings. Things like PSU or HDD are easy to carryover into the new build. So, choose a PSU that is quality.


Thanks ma i dont even mind if i in a year i cant play at ultra i just want the game to play smooth but still at 1080p :p !
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October 7, 2013 9:48:07 AM

If you are fine with smooth gaming and don't need to max out games then you could get a 660. Great GPU and recently Nvidia dropped the price by $20usd.
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October 8, 2013 12:05:23 PM

envy14tpe said:
If you are fine with smooth gaming and don't need to max out games then you could get a 660. Great GPU and recently Nvidia dropped the price by $20usd.


do you think it would fit in my case, btw this might not my exact specs on this page but its the same case - http://www.samsclub.com/sams/dell-standalone-intel-core...
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October 12, 2013 7:38:20 AM

Not sure. Need to know card length and how much room is available in the case. However you could get a good $40-50 case and have no worries ever.
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October 12, 2013 8:40:49 AM

envy14tpe said:
Not sure. Need to know card length and how much room is available in the case. However you could get a good $40-50 case and have no worries ever.


I will probably get a new case but i cant put everything in my self i will get a pc company who knows better, but it will cost a lot just to take evrything out of this case and put it in another and im not sure if im better off buying a new pc
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October 12, 2013 8:59:38 AM

I'd suggest doing some research and learn how to do some things yourself. It might seem scary at first but it's much easier than you think. Watch YouTube videos that are new builds. It'll save you money.
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October 12, 2013 9:58:35 AM

envy14tpe said:
I'd suggest doing some research and learn how to do some things yourself. It might seem scary at first but it's much easier than you think. Watch YouTube videos that are new builds. It'll save you money.


Ok man thanks for you help :p !
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October 12, 2013 5:50:47 PM

I won't let any of my friends buy a pre-built. And if they want a professional to do it I'd (not professional but knowledgeable) do it for free. Kinda fun and saves money.
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October 13, 2013 3:02:53 AM

here is a professional speaking.
watch video's and do it yourself you will save money.before starting be sure to ground yourself by touching the case near the power supply and don't work on the carpet.you will be able to troubleshot and understand better on how the computer works and be able to decide what you should buy.
if your computer doesn't work and is under warranty go to a professional to solve the problem.he should fix it without any charge.i don't know how it is in your country but in my country some professionals do you a free diagnose and tell you the problem.
watch a few videos and after you decide you will figure out it is relay not a big deal to assemble.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NvDMMrCNU
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October 13, 2013 3:04:03 AM

envy14tpe said:
I won't let any of my friends buy a pre-built. And if they want a professional to do it I'd (not professional but knowledgeable) do it for free. Kinda fun and saves money.


Its just becuase im 13 lol, but i guess i could get my dad to help :p 
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October 13, 2013 3:11:01 AM

sagi avraham said:
envy14tpe said:
I won't let any of my friends buy a pre-built. And if they want a professional to do it I'd (not professional but knowledgeable) do it for free. Kinda fun and saves money.


Its just becuase im 13 lol, but i guess i could get my dad to help :p 


i had a friend that was a technician and one day he showed me the basic components from a pc and at age 12 i assembled my first computer and had been fixing computers ever since.
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October 13, 2013 4:25:03 AM

JOHNN93 said:
sagi avraham said:
envy14tpe said:
I won't let any of my friends buy a pre-built. And if they want a professional to do it I'd (not professional but knowledgeable) do it for free. Kinda fun and saves money.


Its just becuase im 13 lol, but i guess i could get my dad to help :p 


i had a friend that was a technician and one day he showed me the basic components from a pc and at age 12 i assembled my first computer and had been fixing computers ever since.


Wow nice im going to get some practice and then see about making a pc myself with a little help :D 
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October 13, 2013 6:48:37 AM

You're 13, you must spend all day on youtube. Ha. Find something to educate yourself on folding. Age doesn't matter. It's easy to learn. At 13 i was making dirt tracks... couldn't keep me inside... but learning is easy with videos nowadays.
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October 13, 2013 8:27:08 AM

envy14tpe said:
You're 13, you must spend all day on youtube. Ha. Find something to educate yourself on folding. Age doesn't matter. It's easy to learn. At 13 i was making dirt tracks... couldn't keep me inside... but learning is easy with videos nowadays.


Alright but i just dont want to break anything lol
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