Looking for my bottle neck Tags: Components Last response: June 8, 2011 2:53 AM in Components Share voradork June 7, 2011 5:25:20 PM Hello, everyone! I'd like to offer my computer specs to you: 17-920 DX58so Mobo 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. More about : bottle neck mosox June 7, 2011 8:32:56 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. kajabla June 7, 2011 8:37:52 PM 5770 xfire is very good, but not great. From a little googling, two of those are roughly equal to one 5870. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-graphics-card-game-p... Your system doesn't seem too bottlenecked (roughly even GPU/CPU, I think) but neither is fantastic. Related resources GTX 680 Bottle Neck ? - Forum Asus 680 bottle neck ? - Forum Bottle neck - Forum Gpu that wont bottle neck an I5-3570k - Forum Will i be receiving " bottle-neck " like effects with this build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Emperus June 7, 2011 9:24:49 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). etk June 8, 2011 2:53:21 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp finding my performance bottle-neck HP P7 1234 and nvidia GTX 550T ForumFinding the bottle neck on HP pavilion P7 1234 ForumWill an AMD Phenom 2 X4 965 bottle neck a 7950? ForumGaphics Bottle neck ? ForumSWTOR FPS Ilum BG Massive PvP Lag my bottle neck ? ForumCPU bottle neck ? FPS limited to 40 fps ForumWill an AMD II 550 BE bottle neck a 570 gtx? ForumWill my system bottle neck this video card? ForumWill my cpu bottle neck my graphics card? Forum5770 Bottle neck ForumWhere is my bottle neck ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... Forum[Solved] Looking for the perfect psu (~750w) Forum[Solved] Looking for a good UPS. Is the APC BR1000G right for me? ForumLooking for professional grade soundcard with 7.1 channel surround? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !