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March 6, 2012 5:27:39 PM

I was wondering if I buy a GTX580 if i will be Bottlenecking my pc. Or maybe I already am I am not sure everything seems to run rather fast and games run really well.

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1055t
MSI 7578 Motherboard
Western Digital 1 terabyte 7200rpm 64MB cache black Hard Drive
Seagate 7200 rpm 500gig Hard drive only 16MB cache :( 
750W Antec psu
16gigs corsair 1600mhz Vengeance ram
GTX 560ti
Case: Cooler master Cosmos 2
8150? Liquid cooling

My plans are get a GTX580 Or ditch this motherboard and get a Asus v formula and a bulldozer 8 core. I am well aware that the Bulldozer is slower but I just like the idea of an 8 core. I only use my pc for gaming and browsing the net and watching movies. I do not do any video editing or anything work related on this pc at all.


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March 6, 2012 5:38:08 PM

tool1523 said:
I was wondering if I buy a GTX580 if i will be Bottlenecking my pc. Or maybe I already am I am not sure everything seems to run rather fast and games run really well.

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1055t
MSI 7578 Motherboard
Western Digital 1 terabyte 7200rpm 64MB cache black Hard Drive
Seagate 7200 rpm 500gig Hard drive only 16MB cache :( 
750W Antec psu
16gigs corsair 1600mhz Vengeance ram
GTX 560ti
Case: Cooler master Cosmos 2
8150? Liquid cooling

My plans are get a GTX580 Or ditch this motherboard and get a Asus v formula and a bulldozer 8 core. I am well aware that the Bulldozer is slower but I just like the idea of an 8 core. I only use my pc for gaming and browsing the net and watching movies. I do not do any video editing or anything work related on this pc at all.


You would seriously spend money to downgrade your computer just to have more cores? :lol: 

Get the GTX580 if you want better gaming performance.
March 6, 2012 5:47:15 PM

Ok but will that Bottleneck my Gpu? is my cpu good enough for a gtx 580? I was watching NTIX tech tips and the guy said to try and make sure everything is in sync and can take advantage of adding a new pc part.
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March 6, 2012 6:07:26 PM

there will always be a bottleneck somewhere, period. It may change from game to game, but there will always be one. NTIX sound like they don't actually know what they are talking about. What does everything in sync mean?
March 6, 2012 6:25:17 PM

Dear OP.

Your spec is a monster,really :D 

The 580 should boost your rig in gaming.

But I don't agree with you if you go Bulldozer, even with the latest motherboard. Your Phenom are fine the way they are.

But what you're gonna do with that 560 Ti? I suppose if you sell it, you could get yourself a quite decent capacity of an SSD for a much better improvements, since I see in your OP you didn't mention any.
March 6, 2012 7:01:32 PM

Upgrade your boot drive or pair it up with a SSD but there will always be a bottleneck when it comes to storage. AMD raid controllers are pretty good and lag free but you need good drives to go with them. WD hasn't made great drives in years so this is about time to look for something that isn't going to sink your fps.
March 7, 2012 3:01:14 PM

I went with a Asus V formula and a 7950. I am going to go all AMD was going to get a 7970 but it was out of my budget as all i had was 700$ I hope i got a good deal for both I paid 640$. I saw on NCIX that the 7950 under max load with furmark and other tests was only pulling 240 watts which is amazing.
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