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My current rig, Is my cpu/gpu balanced?

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January 4, 2011 4:47:22 PM

Hello, I purchased a budget system few weeks ago which I use for gaming at 1280x1024 gaming.
My specs are: AMD Athlon ii X4 640
Gskill (I think) 4GB ddr3 ram
Biostar n68s3+ mobo (1.1 PCI-E)
Sapphire ATI 5670 512MB (I bought this after I found out the onboard gfx 7025 was rubbish).
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
500gb Hard drive.
400W PSU (Duno brand but its got crappy amps, might upgrade this one day)

I just wanted to know is the system balanced as in like anything listed here causing a bottleneck?

If my gfx card is a bottleneck I am considering upgrading my crappy psu for http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Corsair-CX500-Builder-Series-500-...
Would this 500w psu be enough for a 5750/5770?
Thanks.
The whole system with the 5670 bought separately cost me £300 altogether.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2011 5:09:59 PM

A decent 500w PSU will support a 5750/5770 (your link is broken BTW). The 5670 is not a bad GPU, but it more of a general purpose GPU rather than a gaming GPU. The 57XX series will boost performance.

What games are you playing?
January 4, 2011 5:24:26 PM

Well I can play WOW mainly about 50 fps average on ultra sometimes might drop to 40s. UT3 and splinter cell conviction can play on full settings no probs, I recently got far cry 2 (which ive heard is gpu intensive and I dont get the high fps at my resolution. So I was just wondering if i saved up is 5770 suitable for my system? That is wen i get my psu upgraded. Basically I want the best card for my resolution as I will buy more games later on the road. (I added new link for the corsair.
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January 4, 2011 7:51:36 PM

You know, your speeds are actually quite playable. If you are going to step up in GPUs, you might consider the ATI HD58XX or HD68XX or higher series. The 5770 would be an improvement, but not as much as you might think.
January 5, 2011 8:28:14 AM

COLGeek said:
You know, your speeds are actually quite playable. If you are going to step up in GPUs, you might consider the ATI HD58XX or HD68XX or higher series. The 5770 would be an improvement, but not as much as you might think.


Ah ok mate sounds good im saving up money for psu/gfx thx
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