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Which gtx would be good for my system

Hey there, just wanted to ask about my system specs if they will run without being bottlenecked by the CPU.

I will be building a new PC.

Amd Phenom II x4 965 that I will OC. Ill upgrade to a Phenom II x6 in the future
4 gb of ram at 1333 ddr3
2TB of hard drive space
Asus mobo, the Chipset will depend on the video card
I want to buy a gtx 480, or a 470, depending on yalls opinions. I play at 1920x1080.

I currently have a Phenom II x3 at 2.8 ghz, 4gb of ddr2 ram. 1.5 TB HD. HD 4850s in crossfire. 750 Watt monster psu.

I just wanna know if at that Res. will the gtx480 be bottlenecked by a Phenom II x6 if I SLI them.
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    If you have money then go on, go for GTX480's and SLI them...
    I doubt it will bottleneck by your OC'ed Phenom II x6...
    You just running 1 monitor? so i think single GTX480 will be enough.

    But, if i was you, i would go for HD5970's and CF them... :)
  2. Get an HD5850 OC crossfire (ASUS CuCore Edition?). They'll be $150 cheaper ($300 CF/SLI), they'll actually work with your PSU (saves $100), and if you get an 890FX MOBO, you can get a TriFire system set up.

    There's also an HD5870 crossfire. 2x MSI Lightning HD5870 be extremeley nice, as would a single HD5970 (CF +1 HD5850/5870 later, too).
  3. Best answer selected by high tech redneck 1990.
  4. wa1 said:
    If you have money then go on, go for GTX480's and SLI them...
    I doubt it will bottleneck by your OC'ed Phenom II x6...
    You just running 1 monitor? so i think single GTX480 will be enough.

    But, if i was you, i would go for HD5970's and CF them... :)



    I've decided to go with this setup

    -Antec P182 case (my current case, ill just be swapping out the components)
    -Phenom II X6 1090T OC'd to 4.2GHz
    -Coolermaster V8 CPU cooler
    -8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    -Kingwin 1,000 Watt PSU
    -2 TB of HD space
    -Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X
    -(2) 5970's in crossfire

    I'll probly buy one 5970 for now, then in about 3 months buy the second one, plus another monitor.
  5. If 2 HD5970s are in your future I would be looking at 3 monitors for Eyefinity.
  6. I agree with you, maybe have 3-24" monitors
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