Hello! I am in the process of helping my friend upgrade his rig. It was originally built a few years ago with an i5 750 and two radeon hd 4850's in crossfire. He is now considering an upgrade, but will really only need to replace the graphics cards, and maybe the motherboard and processor.
Would his i5 750 processor bottleneck a modern graphics card such as the GTX 660 Ti or Radeon 7870? His motherboard has the required slots for these (PCI-E 2.0, but the 3.0 cards work fine in 2.0 slots I've been told, never tried it though) and his power supply is powerful enough. The shame would be if we threw in a nice new graphics card only to be bottlenecked by the 1st gen i5 750 processor.
his i5 will be plenty for a 7870 or lower.....also same with the pcie 2.0 mobo there will be no performance loss there...if he wanted to put his mind at ease he could oc his cpu a little bit if he hasnt done so already....a good cooler for that which is cheap is the coolermaster hyper 212+ or the hyper 212 evo
yea man I hear ya....life sucks lol I wish I could just splurge on computer parts whenever I want....now I gotta plan spending on my computer for months/years before it happens haha...I am STILL running 285's in SLI from 2009 lol been planning out a GPU upgrade since 2010 hasnt happened lol
Man that must be tough with all the new shiny toys out now...lol
My brother recently stole my 560 Ti, and I miss it badly I planned to keep it for the next long while, but boy with me not having it now (doesn't look like he'll give it back either), an upgrade keeps looking better and better.
yea it is hard to refrain from getting some new pc parts but I got other *** to spend my money on too lol namely guns and my car.....that sucks about ur bro stealing it....you should do a covert raid and jack it back haha
yea it amazing what kind of crappy performance you get used to...I am used to like 50fps avg in bf3 with my setup....that doesnt sound bad but it has micro stutter up the ass big time....makes everything feel delayed...I noticed with my system I get micro stutter at any fps below like 95.
yea man its weird...also add in the terrible driver support for old cards and SLI I have random BSOD's every now and then and for some reason Call of duty games (ones made by infinity ward) drop out SLI at random times. this is a known issue not just me it makes playing mw3 impossible (the game sucks anyways lol)