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What is the bottleneck on my pc?

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October 25, 2010 5:27:58 PM

I built my computer about a year ago and I was going to try to upgrade it, but I'm not sure what my bottleneck is. I was thinking it is my graphics card and/or my ram.

Here's what I got:

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK

EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thanks in advance.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 25, 2010 5:58:00 PM

the bottleneck is that 260.

everything else i pretty state of the art.

the 260 is probably fine up to 1600x900 though
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October 25, 2010 8:30:34 PM

Thanks for the quick response.

I play on a 1080p 1920x1200 monitor so I have to upgrade it, but to what? Should I get another gtx 260 and use them in sli or get something entirely different? Getting a second gtx 260 will be cheaper.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 25, 2010 11:34:53 PM

I'd say a 460 1GB or an HD 6850 would be the best choice
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October 27, 2010 4:05:39 AM

Thanks again, but when I looked at the hierarchy chart the gtx 460 was still on the same tier as the gtx 260. I don't think it would be worth it to upgrade to just that. It recommends upgrading to two tiers up. I don't mean to sound unappreciative, but I doesn't seem like it's worth the money.
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November 6, 2010 2:52:51 PM

Best answer selected by jkaminsky.
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