Hey guys! im new here and i dont know much about bottlenecks and parts so i wanted to see what you think.
Ill be playing Starcraft 2 maxed out at 1920x1080 and also some cod mw2 + mafia 2
here are my parts:
Case: Cooler Master® CM 690 II Advanced (did lots of research on cases )
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 AM3 socket
Cpu Cooler: Stock
Motherboard: Asus m4a89TD pro AM3
Hard Disk: WD® Caviar Black 3.5" 500GB 7200 rpm
Optical drive: Some random sony drive
PSU: Corsair HX-650
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 (sorry if this doesnt specify much)
Graphics card: Nvidia EVGA GTX 460 1GB
Thanks in advance for contributors
Anyway, it all depends on the game. People seem to think that the data in your computer is processed in a linear fashion... that everything that goes through the GPU has gone through the CPU first. It's not like that. Sure, one part might hold back performance, but not all the time in all situations.
All you can ask really are questions like, "If I had this setup and wanted to get better frame rates in Fallout 3 @ 1920x1050, what would I upgrade?"
The answer would be different if you asked, "How can I get smoother gameplay in SC2 at 1680x1020, on large maps?"