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September 14, 2011 7:22:20 PM

Hi,

I currently own the following config

Intel C2D E6750 2.66GHz
8800 GT 512mb
Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo
Tagan 500W PSU

I am planning to buy a new card(one of GTX580,570,560 Ti).

I want to know will the current config bottleneck the card? If yes then what are the mandatory CPU & mobo updates I need to run upcoming games like AC2 Revelations, MW3, ME3, F1 etc.

My budget is around 300-350$

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September 15, 2011 1:31:19 AM

Short answer is yes, IF you drop something as big as a 580 in there you will be bottlenecked by the CPU, maybe not so much with some games, but current and future games are more multi-thread friendly. Also the PSU worries me.
If you drop a 560 in there however, I feel like you will see a better balance in parts (still a little lacking in the CPU department though). And with a 560 you could easily max MW3, ME3, and AC:R as these game engines aren't super demanding. However don't hope to play anything like crysis 2 or metro 2033 with that setup.

The MAJOR problem with your question is if you upgrade the CPU and MOBO, you also have to get ddr3 ram and possibly a better PSU and the budget is tight. If the budget includes the GPU too, than its actually impossible lol.
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September 15, 2011 2:49:06 AM

I agreee, a 560 would fair well in there IMO.
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September 15, 2011 7:06:50 AM

doyletdude said:
Short answer is yes, IF you drop something as big as a 580 in there you will be bottlenecked by the CPU, maybe not so much with some games, but current and future games are more multi-thread friendly. Also the PSU worries me.
If you drop a 560 in there however, I feel like you will see a better balance in parts (still a little lacking in the CPU department though). And with a 560 you could easily max MW3, ME3, and AC:R as these game engines aren't super demanding. However don't hope to play anything like crysis 2 or metro 2033 with that setup.

The MAJOR problem with your question is if you upgrade the CPU and MOBO, you also have to get ddr3 ram and possibly a better PSU and the budget is tight. If the budget includes the GPU too, than its actually impossible lol.


hehe yeah i agree. But that wasn't the case fortunately.

Well I can extend the total budget to approx 35000-40000 INR including GPU. And these things are more expensive in India compared to abroad.

I have zeroed in on the 560 Ti and the 2500k What RAM, mobo and PSU I shoud buy?
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September 15, 2011 7:16:48 AM

Also how much I need to stretch the overall budget for the components needed if I go for a 570?
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September 22, 2011 3:56:38 PM

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