Am I having CPU bottlenecked?

I have a feeling I know the answer to this question but just want to be sure. I am currently running a Intel Core 2 Quad - 8 Gig RAM 800MHz - and an GTX 780 Ti.

Previously, I was just going to build a new system around the 780ti, but wanted to test out the card first to see if it will work with my current system. All the games I have tested have capped around 40 - 60 frames (V sync disabled - all setting maxed). All games with the exception of Dragon Prophet but that games has had really bad optimizations problems since it's launch.

Tera Online - Star Citizen (Hanger Module) - Fire Fall - Dragon Commander.

Which is weird because some of these games have visibly better (higher) graphics than others, how are they all having similar FPS? Also, I went into PVP in tera with a bunch of peope - Was unplayable 4 - 11 FPS.

If I am being CPU bottled will this rig fix that issue with the 780 Ti?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboardr
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Driver
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case, Black 921RB-001-BL
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Also, I keep hearing friends telling me to save and get the 780 and overclock it over the 780 Ti, they think the 780 Ti is a little overkill - Getting ready to play Star Citizen everything on Max and also planning on getting Oculus rift once that releases.
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  1. Short answer is yes you are being bottle-necked.
    YEs that rig would fix your issues.

    Anything over $300 in video cards is overkill if you look at cost/performance ratio.
  2. That is a heavily bottlenecked system. Upgrade everything and instead use a GTX 770. Why did you get a 780Ti in the first place.
  3. Nuclear101 said:
    That is a heavily bottlenecked system. Upgrade everything and instead use a GTX 770. Why did you get a 780Ti in the first place.


    Getting ready to play Star Citizen with everything on Max and also planning on getting Oculus rift once that releases. Also, I read somewhere that right now that is the best gaming card available.

    Using the GTX 780 Ti as an example, what card you generally can buy cheaper and overclock the life out of it? Like:

    The Classified w/ EVGA Hydro Copper Cooler *OR* The Classified *OR* Dual Classfied

    Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler *OR* Superclocked

    *OR* the simple EVGA ACX Cooler

    Which one give you the most bang for your buck?
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