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What's my biggest bottleneck?

Motherboard: ASUS 990FX Sabertooth R2.0
RAM: HyperX 4x4GB 1600mhz
GPU: EVGA 660 2GB
CPU: AMD FX 8350 Stock at 4.0ghz
PSU: 650W bronze

I would really like to run games such as DayZ, Arma 3, and possibly World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor when it releases.

I'm curious to my biggest bottleneck at the moment, because I can barely run these games on medium settings with the exception of WoW being on High and get 45+ FPS.

My goal is to run these games on High/Max at 60+ FPS
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  1. Best answer
    Your GPU
  2. that's pretty obvious...
  3. dingo07 said:
    that's pretty obvious...
    *shrugs*
  4. Had no clue. my friend gave the GPU to me. :/ Thanks.
  5. Dont worry about WOW, if you can play on high now you will be able to play on high for their next xpac. Your bottleneck is your GPU.
  6. Its only obvious to someone who knows because they build their own PC or spend a notable part of their lives reading about PC hardware, no need to be so rude.

    Yes OP your GPU is a bottleneck its mid range whilst the rest of your PC is high end. You could add another 660 to SLI if your motherboard supports it (pretty sure it does) or buy a single more powerful card like a GTX 780 or an R9 290 or even the more affordable R9 280x. If you decide to go SLI make sure you find out whether your preferred games like WOW have drivers that work well with dual card setups as many have issues. Hope this helps and always feel free to come here and ask questions!
  7. plywrlw said:
    Its only obvious to someone who knows because they build their own PC or spend a notable part of their lives reading about PC hardware, no need to be so rude.

    Yes OP your GPU is a bottleneck its mid range whilst the rest of your PC is high end. You could add another 660 to SLI if your motherboard supports it (pretty sure it does) or buy a single more powerful card like a GTX 780 or an R9 290 or even the more affordable R9 280x. If you decide to go SLI make sure you find out whether your preferred games like WOW have drivers that work well with dual card setups as many have issues. Hope this helps and always feel free to come here and ask questions!


    I've been eyeballing a 770, but if paychecks keep up as they are I may drop the extra bit for a 780. Thanks for the replies.
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