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July 29, 2014 3:02:20 PM

I want to build a budget PC which gives the most performance for cost.
Keeping this in mind, i decided to get an i3 4150 3.5 Ghz. I initially wanted to get the i3 4130 3.4 Ghz but i found that the new 4150 is actually a bit cheaper here so why not.
Would this cpu bottleneck a r7 260x?
If no, would it bottleneck a r9 270?
If no, would it bottleneck a r9 280X?

I ask because i can get good deals on each of these but I want to know if paying the extra $ is worth it.
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July 29, 2014 3:08:38 PM

it wont bottleneck even 280x, only light in games that need more cores
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July 29, 2014 3:11:50 PM

Shaksta said:
I want to build a budget PC which gives the most performance for cost.
Keeping this in mind, i decided to get an i3 4150 3.5 Ghz. I initially wanted to get the i3 4130 3.4 Ghz but i found that the new 4150 is actually a bit cheaper here so why not.
Would this cpu bottleneck a r7 260x?
If no, would it bottleneck a r9 270?
If no, would it bottleneck a r9 280X?

I ask because i can get good deals on each of these but I want to know if paying the extra $ is worth it.
Thanks


No that i3 processor would only start to bottleneck seriously if it was an R9 290 or 290X, if the R9 280X is overclocked straight out the box then yes, it may end up out-performing the capabilities of you CPU's maximum Full load Performance as it would be clocked much higher but your CPU would hold that "much higher" Back.

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July 29, 2014 3:17:44 PM

Are you going to be interested in upgrading your CPU in the future. Really you have two options here.

1. You could get the best GPU you can and while it will bottleneck your CPU, you could upgrade to an i5 and then have great performance.

OR

2. You could get the r9 270, and it should be pretty close to not bottlenecking. Personally, I would rather error on the side of too much performance with a slight bottleneck than just short.

But with this second option you would need to upgrade both CPU and GPU in the future. To me, gaming computers are ever evolving machines. I always try to get the best part in hopes it will still be strong in the future and just keep upgrading my weakest component, until it is time to start over. But not everyone likes to do things that way.

I hope this helps.

EDIT: I didn't realize that i3 could handle up to a 280x. That's very good to know.
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July 29, 2014 3:20:50 PM

RookieOfTheYear said:
Are you going to be interested in upgrading your CPU in the future. Really you have two options here.

1. You could get the best GPU you can and while it will bottleneck your CPU, you could upgrade to an i5 and then have great performance.

OR

2. You could get the r9 270, and it should be pretty close to not bottlenecking. Personally, I would rather error on the side of too much performance with a slight bottleneck than just short.

But with this second option you would need to upgrade both CPU and GPU in the future. To me, gaming computers are ever evolving machines. I always try to get the best part in hopes it will still be strong in the future and just keep upgrading my weakest component, until it is time to start over. But not everyone likes to do things that way.

I hope this helps.


I intend to get a decent GPU right now which wont require much changing over a few years.
I also do intend to upgrade my CPU but i probably will in a few years, not anytime soon.
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July 29, 2014 3:31:58 PM

Shaksta said:
RookieOfTheYear said:
Are you going to be interested in upgrading your CPU in the future. Really you have two options here.

1. You could get the best GPU you can and while it will bottleneck your CPU, you could upgrade to an i5 and then have great performance.

OR

2. You could get the r9 270, and it should be pretty close to not bottlenecking. Personally, I would rather error on the side of too much performance with a slight bottleneck than just short.

But with this second option you would need to upgrade both CPU and GPU in the future. To me, gaming computers are ever evolving machines. I always try to get the best part in hopes it will still be strong in the future and just keep upgrading my weakest component, until it is time to start over. But not everyone likes to do things that way.

I hope this helps.


I intend to get a decent GPU right now which wont require much changing over a few years.
I also do intend to upgrade my CPU but i probably will in a few years, not anytime soon.


Well after learning how capable that i3 is, I think it is wise to go with the 280x, or even a 290 and then just upgrade your CPU in a few years like you have planned. Happy gaming!
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