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AMD Athlon II X4 620 with a GTX 780?

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January 1, 2014 6:52:50 PM

I have a pre-built computer, and for now I was going to add a GTX 780 and a new power supply until I have enough money for basicly everything else for a whole new computer. The processor that's in it now is an AMD Athlon II X4 620. I'm wondering if this going to bog down the 780. Am i going to experience major fps loss with this processor compared to the processor i'm going to get in the future? (I'm going to be getting an i5 4670k) Hopefully, there isn't going to be a major fps loss.

If your wondering exactly what i'm getting, here are the links.

The computer i have now.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

The 780
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42784k...

The power supply
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx850

Thanks in advanced,
Jacob

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January 1, 2014 6:56:56 PM

You will most likely get severely bottlenecked by the Athlon...A 4670k will run it flawlessly, though. It would be more worth it to upgrade your CPU/mobo now since you wouldn't be getting near the best performance out of a 780.
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January 1, 2014 7:00:07 PM

If you know you are getting a new cpu, you will still see an increase in performance but it will be heavily bottlenecked.
Upgrading CPU/MOBO might be better first, then the graphics card. But anything is an upgrade over the integrated graphics.
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January 1, 2014 7:03:00 PM

It will bog down the 780 in demanding games.

You don't need 850W for a 780 unless you intend to Crossfire in the future.
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January 1, 2014 7:14:49 PM

I'll also ask what resolution do you plan on gaming at? If the answer is 1920x1080 then a GTX 760 is all you need, 770 if you absolutely must play every title at ultra settings. The savings will get you your upgraded CPU/Mobo sooner.
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January 1, 2014 7:31:08 PM

huilun02 said:
It will bog down the 780 in demanding games.

You don't need 850W for a 780 unless you intend to Crossfire in the future.


How badly do you think it will bog it down in the latest games? I plan on playing DayZ Standalone, Star Citizen, Rust, Planetside 2, and some other stuff. Also, about psu, I might crossfire in the future, mostly got it to future proof my build.
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January 1, 2014 7:33:33 PM

lowguppy said:
I'll also ask what resolution do you plan on gaming at? If the answer is 1920x1080 then a GTX 760 is all you need, 770 if you absolutely must play every title at ultra settings. The savings will get you your upgraded CPU/Mobo sooner.


I'll be playing at 1920x1080p, and am going to get the 780 so I don't have to upgrade for a while (hopefully 3+ years) and be able to play everything on maximum.
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January 1, 2014 7:39:14 PM

You will want to upgrade CPU/mob ASAP since you won't be getting anywhere near the performance your 780 could achieve.
It's like buying a brand new sports car, and then only ever driving it normally. All that extra power is going to waste because your CPU won't let it be used.
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January 1, 2014 7:47:33 PM

You will want a much better CPU for those online games. And only way to do that is a new motherboard.

Don't buy OEM systems again.
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January 1, 2014 7:49:54 PM

huilun02 said:
You will want a much better CPU for those online games. And only way to do that is a new motherboard.

Don't buy OEM systems again.


Some of the best advice out there.
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January 1, 2014 8:03:03 PM

well you gonna spend 700 why not add another 300 for a whole new rig and you would be fine with 770 SC
if you alittle short on mony then get 650 power supply and 770SC and overclock your cpu to 3.5ghz and start saving for soon upgrade for mobo+cpu+ram
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January 1, 2014 8:06:34 PM

Okay, so you guys think I should just upgrade my CPU and motherboard first. I am going to be getting a i5 4670k with a Asus Maximus VI Hero. Do you think the on board graphics will suffice for now? Maybe just for games like minecraft, Rust, and maybe DayZ Standalone at low settings? Just until i get enough for everything else?

If your wondering what type of ram, hdd, and OS I'll be getting, here are the links.

RAM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8...

HDD
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

OS
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578

Also, I'm going to get the Hyper 212 evo to replace the stock fan that comes with the i5.
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