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Opinion on i3550 - gtx570

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April 15, 2011 6:20:12 AM

hello.
my new build is coming and was wondering you guys and experts opinion about my build.

i got
processor: Core i3 550
motherboard: GA-h55m-s2h
memory: 4gb ddr3
videocard: asus engtx570
powersupply: 750w

my monitor is an LG 18 inch 1366x768 led

the thing is.
in gaming.. im worried about bottlenecking with my cpu and video card..

would this build slow down everything?

sadly i cant return or change my order, since its already shipped out.
and arriving in a few days.

if ever bottlenecking is inevitable
how can i prevent it from bottlenecking that much.

should i max out everything in every game to give harder work for the video card?

or how would performance be with my build
in office
photoshop
low gaming
high gaming

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April 15, 2011 10:09:57 AM

That build is more designed for gaming on a budget than photoshop/office. Office being not very intensive and photoshop being more CPU and RAM dependent. No idea why anyone would buy an intel CPU that is not sandy bridge but it's not that big a deal.

570 gtx is awesome and you should really spend the $130 for a new LCD monitor so you can actually see all the graphics you just bought :) 
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April 15, 2011 10:11:41 AM

That i3 550 would bottleneck the GTX570 hardly even when OC'ed. You should've gotten an i3 2100/GTX560 Ti combo.

And from which manifacturer is that 750W PSU?
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April 15, 2011 11:51:05 AM

if you are planning on sticking with that low res monitor, the gtx 570+i3 combo is silly. youd be much better off with an gtx 560ti+i5-2400. especially for photoshop which can very well utilize 4 cores.
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April 15, 2011 2:30:04 PM

if id stick with this... no choice ( already shipped )
howd it do in games

using 1366x768
sc2, black ops, gta 4, shogun 2, battlefield 3, dirt 3

what if i replace my monitor to 1660x900
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April 15, 2011 3:58:10 PM

The GPU can handle anything up to 1920x1200, but your CPU is the problem here, and will limit your performance.

You probably could've gotten away with a GTX 460 on 1600x900, because one of my 470s doesn't have problems at that resolution.
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April 16, 2011 4:51:52 AM

i saw a guy's rig in his sig.
also got an i3, but with gtx 580 and 1080p 3d monitor..
i asked him.. he said its all fine..

and with my build
570 in 16:9 is just like 580 in 1080
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