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Looking for my bottle neck
Jun 7, 2011, 5:25 PM
I'd like to offer my computer specs to you:
3x2gb OCZ ddr3-1600
ATI 5770x2 in crossfire.
Corsair 750w PSU
WD Black edition 640gb HDD
27" ASUS @ 1080p
From my brief description, what could be holding my system back from greatness? I figured with what i have i should be able to run games in the highest possible settings, but this is not the case.
Jun 8, 2011
looking bottle neck
Jun 7, 2011, 8:32 PM
Your CPU is fine but you can buy an aftermarket HS and OC it. Your CF is a bit better than a single HD 6870. I would wait for the new AMD 7xxx series later this year.
Jun 7, 2011, 8:37 PM
5770 xfire is very good, but not great. From a little googling, two of those are roughly equal to one 5870.
Your system doesn't seem too bottlenecked (roughly even GPU/CPU, I think) but neither is fantastic.
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Jun 7, 2011, 9:24 PM
Just like Mosox has pointed out, get a good aftermarket cooler and overclock that processor to somewhere about 3.6 GHz (not much sure here if that Intel board had potent overclocking features).
Jun 8, 2011, 2:53 AM
Make sure that your drivers are updated as well. 5770's stays cool, so as long as you have decent ventilation, you have enough power headroom to overclock them as well.
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