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900$ (chf) gamer pc -> what's the bottleneck?

Hey

I'm looking for advice on a build, especially to know if the entry level CPU and mobo might be bottlenecks to the GPU ?. I want to be able to casually play games like Rome 2, far cry 3, do office work, and some light video editing.

The prices i specified are the ones i found at my retailers in swiss francs, as i live in switzerland. The prices tend to be about 10% higher than in the US.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eTx2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eTx2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eTx2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($56.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.10)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($187.00)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.10)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.30)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.00)
Total: $873.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-23 09:31 EDT-0400)


I have an old 1TB HDD for storage.

My specifics:
Preference to Intel and nvidia.
No overclocking.
No sli possibilities.
Resolution 1920 x 1080


Thanks in advance for any advice!
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  1. You are fine all the way around. Big SSD but if its your only storage you are ok, if it isnt, get a 120gb. And spend the saved cash on a 760 or 770. But all around itll accomplish what you want it to do.
  2. vrumor said:
    You are fine all the way around. Big SSD but if its your only storage you are ok, if it isnt, get a 120gb. And spend the saved cash on a 760 or 770. But all around itll accomplish what you want it to do.


    Hey, thanks for your quick reply.
    My idea was having a samsung evo 240 SDD for the system and games with a 1tb HDD for storage. Are there performance issues with somewhat bigger (240+ gb) ssds? Or your advice is just to spare the cash?
  3. Best answer
    No, but ive found in my experience, put your OS on it, a few games you play the most and the rest on your hard drive. Save $70 or so and put it into a better video card. The difference between the 660 and the 770 is about $100 or so and its definitely worth the extra cash.
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