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Will an i7 3770 be ok to use with the Toxic R9 280X?

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  • Intel i7
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December 30, 2013 11:49:16 AM

Hi, I currently have an i7 3770 processor, and I am thinking of buying the new Sapphire Toxic R9 280X. Will these two work together well? Or will my CPU bottleneck the GPU?

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SmelliotButton

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December 30, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Your CPU will not bottleneck your GPU.
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December 30, 2013 12:03:46 PM

sosofm said:
Your CPU will not bottleneck your GPU.


Great, thank you :) 
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December 30, 2013 12:07:44 PM

SmelliotButton said:
sosofm said:
Your CPU will not bottleneck your GPU.


Great, thank you :) 


It is VERY difficult to bottleneck a GPU by a CPU... With an i7 3770, you could add multiple R9 280x's in Crossfire without finding a bottleneck.
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December 30, 2013 12:12:22 PM

Christopher Gonzalez said:
SmelliotButton said:
sosofm said:
Your CPU will not bottleneck your GPU.


Great, thank you :) 


It is VERY difficult to bottleneck a GPU by a CPU... With an i7 3770, you could add multiple R9 280x's in Crossfire without finding a bottleneck.


If only I had that much money to spend! Haha.
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December 30, 2013 12:24:34 PM

One more thing, at the moment I am using the stock CPU cooler that came with the processor. What CPU cooler should I invest in?
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December 30, 2013 10:08:24 PM

SmelliotButton said:
One more thing, at the moment I am using the stock CPU cooler that came with the processor. What CPU cooler should I invest in?


Originally, I was going with air cooling, but someone talked me into a Corsair h80i and I'm very happy!

Will you be overclocking? What size coolers/heatsinks can your case fit? Do you prefer air or water, or not have a preference?
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December 31, 2013 12:55:50 AM

Christopher Gonzalez said:
SmelliotButton said:
One more thing, at the moment I am using the stock CPU cooler that came with the processor. What CPU cooler should I invest in?


Originally, I was going with air cooling, but someone talked me into a Corsair h80i and I'm very happy!

Will you be overclocking? What size coolers/heatsinks can your case fit? Do you prefer air or water, or not have a preference?


Hi, my processor is the i7 3770, so I can't actually overclock. And my case can fit a 160mm CPU cooler. Also, I don't really have a preference because I've only ever had the stock cooler.
If you want to check the case out, here is a link: http://www.corsair.com/en/catalog/product/view/id/1164/...
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December 31, 2013 1:32:23 AM

Since you`ll not overclock, even the stock cooler might be ok for you.
However, I wouldn`t buy anything more expensive than an Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. This one is on the cheap side, and really good performance for the money.
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December 31, 2013 2:01:13 AM

Pr3di said:
Since you`ll not overclock, even the stock cooler might be ok for you.
However, I wouldn`t buy anything more expensive than an Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. This one is on the cheap side, and really good performance for the money.


Ok, do you think it will fit?
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December 31, 2013 2:07:37 AM

This one depends on the case you have. Do you know the brand and model?
If I remember correctly, the 212 EVO has 160mm height.
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December 31, 2013 2:29:08 AM

The case allows 160mm CPU coolers, and the 212 EVO is 116 x 51 x 158.5 mm (4.7 x 3.0 x 6.2 inches) without the fan.
You will be able to fit the cooler with no problem. Also, you`ll get thermal paste in the package, so if you don`t have any laying around, that`s not a problem.
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December 31, 2013 2:29:54 AM

Pr3di said:
The case allows 160mm CPU coolers, and the 212 EVO is 116 x 51 x 158.5 mm (4.7 x 3.0 x 6.2 inches) without the fan.
You will be able to fit the cooler with no problem. Also, you`ll get thermal paste in the package, so if you don`t have any laying around, that`s not a problem.


Great, thanks!
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