Quick Question about my soon build Tags: Build GPUs CPUs Systems Last response: January 12, 2012 1:45 AM in Systems Share jwalker52 January 10, 2012 10:42:15 PM I see all this talk about "Bottlenecking" the cpu or GPU, I get the jist of the meaning but just wondering if my build will have the problem. i have a good budget ($1000, a little more if neccesary) and i want it to be a good build for a 6 months to a year. CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (Superclocked) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks in advance More about : quick question build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove samuelspark CPUs Expert January 10, 2012 10:45:02 PM Yeah... Pretty nice bottleneck you got there. If it's a thousand dollars, you might wanna go for a GTX 570 and an i5 2500k... | Report abuse aaab January 10, 2012 10:57:52 PM +1 on the i5 2500k or just the 2500 if you have no interest in over-clocking. To be honest that CPU won't bottleneck as such but it's not so future proof. | Report abuse azeem40 January 10, 2012 10:58:12 PM JW, but would a 7970 and i5-2500k be a bottleneck? | Report abuse Related ressources Quick question about server hardware/software - Forum 1st build , buying soon , one last question ! - Forum Quick question about first time build - Forum Quick question about SSD's - Forum Building a New PC Soon , but first, some questions. - Forum Ask the community Publish samuelspark CPUs Expert January 10, 2012 10:59:47 PM No. 7970 is about the same as a 590 and I'm pretty sure an i5 won't bottleneck a 590. | Report abuse azeem40 January 10, 2012 11:03:42 PM Alright, thanks. | Report abuse jwalker52 January 12, 2012 1:45:26 AM samuelspark said:Yeah... Pretty nice bottleneck you got there. If it's a thousand dollars, you might wanna go for a GTX 570 and an i5 2500k... Would the 560 ti be fine instead of the 570? that's a $120 jump | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Quick Question about my soon build> Related ressources: ForumQuick question about Hyper EVO RPM ForumQuick question about mobos I'm considering. ForumQuick Question about LCD/gaming ForumFinished my build ! One quick ? and pics soon ! ForumQuick Question about NCIX [Canadian Help PLZ lol] ForumQuick question about Gigabyte boards... ForumA quick once over on the new and first build I am about to purchase ForumQuick music production build question ForumQuick question about my graphics card! ForumGaming PC ~1600$ ordering soon , any changes? ForumQuick question about cpus ForumQuick Question About New Build and OS. ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumLooking for a budget build of 300 ForumGaming build <700 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !