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Is 600W enough so that i may upgrade my GPU in the future?

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April 6, 2014 12:31:47 PM

ok.. so my system specifications are:

Operating System
Windows 8.1 64
Processor family
Intel ® Core ™ i7 processor
Processor
Intel ® Core ™ i7-4770 with Intel HD Graphics 4600 (3.4 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Chipset
Intel Z87
Special Features
Storage pad for USB 3.0
Form factor
Micro tower

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)

Power Supply:
600 W PFC AC power adapter
Energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR ® qualified
EPEAT ® Silver

would my computer be able to be upgraded to a better GPU for future graphics cards without bottlenecking it? Say.. tthe new GTX 800 Series when its released, such as a GTX 870 or around?

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April 6, 2014 12:38:01 PM

Yes 600w should be right at about the minimum specs for what is needed for the highest end of the 800 series. So that should be just fine. The 780 right now requires 600w and the 740 requires only around 450w so you can expect close to the same for the next series.
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April 6, 2014 12:41:04 PM

ok, thats great, and is my CPU and processor good enough that i should not need to upgrade it for the 800 series? my specifications won't bottle neck the GPU's?
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April 6, 2014 12:41:51 PM

Davil said:
Yes 600w should be right at about the minimum specs for what is needed for the highest end of the 800 series. So that should be just fine. The 780 right now requires 600w and the 740 requires only around 450w so you can expect close to the same for the next series.


sorry.. i pressed the wrong button to reply to you :p 
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April 6, 2014 12:49:18 PM

Bottlenecks are inevitable it really depends on the software. If something is extremely CPU dependant the processor will likely be the bottleneck no matter what video card you have, but an i7 4770k is about the best chip you can get for gaming so there shouldn't be any problems.
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April 6, 2014 12:52:15 PM

it will not bottleneck . .it is fine for the upcoming 800 series . . it is a powerfull CPU . . you mentioned 4770. not 4770K . your chipset is z87 so why you not bought the unlocked CPU
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April 6, 2014 12:52:45 PM

Davil said:
Bottlenecks are inevitable it really depends on the software. If something is extremely CPU dependant the processor will likely be the bottleneck no matter what video card you have, but an i7 4770k is about the best chip you can get for gaming so there shouldn't be any problems.


ok.. is there much difference between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770k? or does it not really matter in this case?
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April 6, 2014 12:54:39 PM

Samuel Marlow said:
Davil said:
Bottlenecks are inevitable it really depends on the software. If something is extremely CPU dependant the processor will likely be the bottleneck no matter what video card you have, but an i7 4770k is about the best chip you can get for gaming so there shouldn't be any problems.


ok.. is there much difference between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770k? or does it not really matter in this case?


it do cause 4770 is locked and 4770k is unlocked . so you can overclock it with the z87 chipset you have . . OC means more power
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April 6, 2014 12:56:00 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
it will not bottleneck . .it is fine for the upcoming 800 series . . it is a powerfull CPU . . you mentioned 4770. not 4770K . your chipset is z87 so why you not bought the unlocked CPU


well.. its my first gaming PC that i have ever bought, so im kind of a newbie, so there is a lot of difference between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770k? it just means its unlocked and therefore ALOT faster?
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April 6, 2014 12:57:32 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
Samuel Marlow said:
Davil said:
Bottlenecks are inevitable it really depends on the software. If something is extremely CPU dependant the processor will likely be the bottleneck no matter what video card you have, but an i7 4770k is about the best chip you can get for gaming so there shouldn't be any problems.


ok.. is there much difference between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770k? or does it not really matter in this case?


it do cause 4770 is locked and 4770k is unlocked . so you can overclock it with the z87 chipset you have . . OC means more power



So it might be worth me upgrading the CPU for the upcoming 800 Series?
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April 6, 2014 12:59:05 PM

almost 25% CPU performance boost . . it will worth for sure . .
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April 6, 2014 1:06:33 PM

STACKS ON DECK said:
almost 25% CPU performance boost . . it will worth for sure . .


wow... i did not realise it would be such a difference.. well.. maybe i will eventually.. for now im thinking of just upgrading the graphics card to the 800 series when it is released.. so my i7-4770 will slow the 800 series down and bottle neck it? or should my i7 be fine with it? surely it must be able to handle future games with the 800 series in ultra settings?
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April 6, 2014 1:08:07 PM

CPU is fine and can tell you more specifically until proper specs release from NVIDIA but don't worry it not going bad for you . good to go
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April 6, 2014 1:15:11 PM

Thank you very much for your answers guys.. it has helped me out ALOT :) 
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April 7, 2014 1:03:20 PM

Don't take that 25% thing literally at all. The K just means it can be overclocked better, and to what degree is a factor of your ability to cool it and your luck of the draw. The guy above me is one of the people out there that doesn't realize you actually CAN overclock a non K series CPU just not the same. So what I'm saying is, if you don't intend to do a lot of overclocking or just want to save some money don't bother with the K series.
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