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Am I Bottle Necking Anywhere?

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January 16, 2012 9:29:11 PM

I was wondering if I was bottlenecking anywhere, I'm not sure if this is the right section but here are my specs.
Phenom ii X4 960t 3.0 Ghz
4GB Kingston Ram (DDR2 667Mhz)
ATI Radeon 6450
430 Watt Corsair 80+ PSU
I know my RAM isn't very good but its all i could do for a cheap motherboard that supports my processor plus it was leftover from another pc build that my stepdad built.
My motherboard supports crossfirex but I can't seem to find 2 graphics cards in the 70$ each range because I can't really go much higher with a 430 watt PSU
If I'm being bottlenecked badly can someone tell me and I'll see if I can get some money to replace it.
Thanks guys!

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January 16, 2012 9:39:40 PM

It all depends on what you are doing with the computer! If it is gaming then the HD6450 is the biggest problem not worth it to consider CF with it. Your PSU can run up to a single HD6850/70 but HD6670 or HD6750/70 are viable options if you are on a low resolution.
January 16, 2012 9:43:01 PM

Well, I am trying to have a gaming computer and my monitor is a little 19 inch thats 1440x900 it would be higher but its from like 2007 how much would a 6770 be?
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January 16, 2012 9:51:55 PM

Wow thats a very cheap price plus you get dirt 3 I'm probably gonna get that card in about a month thanks for all of your help!