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Will my specs bottleneck my new GPU ???

Hey guys hope you are having a good day.So i am going to buy AMD RX 470 graphics card.And i'm wondering will my specifications bottleneck my gpu
My current specs
Intel 2310 @2.90Ghz(base clock)
12gb ram 1333mhz(8x1,4x1)
550w psu
500gb hard disk seagate
intel dh61ww motherboard
Please help me guys
Thanks in advance
If at all my system specs botlleneck my gpu then which gpu would you recommend???
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    Your CPU is about equal to an i3 6100 when playing games that use all four threads. Your machine will run an RX 470 but may struggle to keep up when playing CPU intensive games like GTA V, BF1, Cities: Skylines, etc.

    I don't recommend buying a lower graphics card because your CPU will be able to keep up with an RX 470 in other games. When you have the money, I recommend an upgrade to a newer CPU, motherboard and RAM.
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  2. 550w PSU is not enough information. What is the make and model of your power supply?
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  3. weberdarren97 said:
    550w PSU is not enough information. What is the make and model of your power supply?


    Corsair VS Series VS550 - 550 Watt SMPS
    So you say that even if i upgrade to amd rx470 then my sytem would not run GTA V?.That would be so bad :(
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgu-7bpZDg
    If you take a look at the video then he is running gtav at 60+FPS :)
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  4. surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    550w PSU is not enough information. What is the make and model of your power supply?


    Corsair VS Series VS550 - 550 Watt SMPS
    So you say that even if i upgrade to amd rx470 then my sytem would not run GTA V?.That would be so bad :(
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgu-7bpZDg
    If you take a look at the video then he is running gtav at 60+FPS :)


    As soon as you have the budget, upgrade that power supply. Very low quality. We don't want it crapping its pants and burning out your new card. Don't simply buy a higher wattage VS unit, instead go for a higher quality model. The Seasonic S12ii Bronze and M12ii Bronze EVO Edition (modular S12ii Bronze) series are great budget units for gaming systems without massive overclocks. You don't need more than 500W for your system.

    Your system will run GTA V and may do so at a high framerate, but there will likely be a lot of stutter and the game may not play smooth because your CPU is a potato when compared to modern i5's and i7's.

    Just because some guy got it to work doesn't guarantee that it will work for you. The internet is full of people getting 100 FPS in BF1 on max settings with a GTX 750 ti. It just doesn't work that way, the card is a potato.
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  5. weberdarren97 said:
    surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    550w PSU is not enough information. What is the make and model of your power supply?


    Corsair VS Series VS550 - 550 Watt SMPS
    So you say that even if i upgrade to amd rx470 then my sytem would not run GTA V?.That would be so bad :(
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgu-7bpZDg
    If you take a look at the video then he is running gtav at 60+FPS :)


    As soon as you have the budget, upgrade that power supply. Very low quality. We don't want it crapping its pants and burning out your new card. Don't simply buy a higher wattage VS unit, instead go for a higher quality model. The Seasonic S12ii Bronze and M12ii Bronze EVO Edition (modular S12ii Bronze) series are great budget units for gaming systems without massive overclocks. You don't need more than 500W for your system.

    Your system will run GTA V and may do so at a high framerate, but there will likely be a lot of stutter and the game may not play smooth because your CPU is a potato when compared to modern i5's and i7's.

    Just because some guy got it to work doesn't guarantee that it will work for you. The internet is full of people getting 100 FPS in BF1 on max settings with a GTX 750 ti. It just doesn't work that way, the card is a potato.


    You are damn straight bro.... XD .So which processor do you recommend me to upgrade.And if i got to choose an upgrade within graphics card and processor which one should i upgrade
    1.If i upgrade to new processor(which you recommend)then i should be running the games with integrated crappy intelHD graphics 2000
    2.if i upgrade to rx 470 then i would run games with i5 2310
    And also you say that to upgrade ram.Bro all are saying that 12gb is an over kill
    And what if i overclock my CPU TO 3.20GHZ
    My CPU cooler is Cooler master hyper 212 evo
    Would you recommend me overclocking ?
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  6. The 2310 and Rx470 is fine for most games, just don't expect miracles on ultra settings, try to keep your setting at med-high for most intensive games.

    You can't OC the cpu. That cpu is locked at 2.9GHz,but if you enable the turbo mode in bios, most times the cpu will actually run at the 3.2GHz instead.
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  7. Karadjgne said:
    The 2310 and Rx470 is fine for most games, just don't expect miracles on ultra settings, try to keep your setting at med-high for most intensive games.


    Bruh!!! I am not expecting any miracles bro.I just want to run games at 1080p thats all
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  8. I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400
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  9. You have a quad core, older but still a quad core, you should do fine at 1080p on all games with that 470.
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  10. You can run almost anything on that i5/Rx470 @1080p, especially at med or high settings. On high, there's realistically not much difference to you from ultra, but to the cpu/gpu there's a huge difference in use of resources.
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  11. weberdarren97 said:
    I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400

    Pentium bro it is just a dual core i think my processor is far more better than that
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  12. Karadjgne said:
    You can run almost anything on that i5/Rx470 @1080p, especially at med or high settings. On high, there's realistically not much difference to you from ultra, but to the cpu/gpu there's a huge difference in use of resources.


    Alright bro thanks for your reply.recommend me a gaming processor under budget(230 dollars may be )
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  13. surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400

    Pentium bro it is just a dual core i think my processor is far more better than that


    Actually it's got HyperThreading and the same amount of cache as a Kaby Lake i3. It basically is an i3, but is branded as a Pentium. I wonder if it just failed QC for an i3 and was rebuilt as a Pentium? Like what they do with i7's that have threading issues that then get rebuilt to be an i5.
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  14. weberdarren97 said:
    surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400

    Pentium bro it is just a dual core i think my processor is far more better than that


    Actually it's got HyperThreading and the same amount of cache as a Kaby Lake i3. It basically is an i3, but is branded as a Pentium. I wonder if it just failed QC for an i3 and was rebuilt as a Pentium? Like what they do with i7's that have threading issues that then get rebuilt to be an i5.

    Ok bro so i just decided to get and rx470 for now and be happy
    And in future i will save some money and buy an intel i5 6600k with ASUS ATX DDR4 LGA 1151 Motherboard B150-PLUS
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  15. surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400

    Pentium bro it is just a dual core i think my processor is far more better than that


    Actually it's got HyperThreading and the same amount of cache as a Kaby Lake i3. It basically is an i3, but is branded as a Pentium. I wonder if it just failed QC for an i3 and was rebuilt as a Pentium? Like what they do with i7's that have threading issues that then get rebuilt to be an i5.

    Ok bro so i just decided to get and rx470 for now and be happy
    And in future i will save some money and buy an intel i5 6600k with ASUS ATX DDR4 LGA 1151 Motherboard B150-PLUS


    That CPU, motherboard combo is a waste of money. No need to pay for a K series CPU if you're not getting a Z series motherboard. You need a Z series motherboard to overclock the CPU, and the CPUs with a K at the end are more expensive because they're meant for overclocking.

    Also, K series CPUs don't come with stock coolers. You'd need to buy an aftermarket cooler just to turn the machine on.

    Please don't buy that combo.

    I'd recommend the i5 7500 and a B250 board. Good performance without breaking the bank.
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  16. weberdarren97 said:
    surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    surya-1234 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    I agree with @karadjgne

    Put in the RX 470 for now and take care of the power supply issue. When you have the budget, the below will get you modern i3 performance on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $176.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 23:34 EDT-0400

    Pentium bro it is just a dual core i think my processor is far more better than that


    Actually it's got HyperThreading and the same amount of cache as a Kaby Lake i3. It basically is an i3, but is branded as a Pentium. I wonder if it just failed QC for an i3 and was rebuilt as a Pentium? Like what they do with i7's that have threading issues that then get rebuilt to be an i5.

    Ok bro so i just decided to get and rx470 for now and be happy
    And in future i will save some money and buy an intel i5 6600k with ASUS ATX DDR4 LGA 1151 Motherboard B150-PLUS


    That CPU, motherboard combo is a waste of money. No need to pay for a K series CPU if you're not getting a Z series motherboard. You need a Z series motherboard to overclock the CPU, and the CPUs with a K at the end are more expensive because they're meant for overclocking.

    Also, K series CPUs don't come with stock coolers. You'd need to buy an aftermarket cooler just to turn the machine on.

    Please don't buy that combo.

    I'd recommend the i5 7500 and a B250 board. Good performance without breaking the bank.


    Thanks for your reply bro.I really appreciate your patience and help. :)
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