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Hey there,
I am currently busy building myself a new pc which consists out of the following components :
CPU = Intel Core i7-3770k 3.5GHz LGA1155 Quad Core Ivy Bridge CPU
MOBO = ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 ATX Desktop Motherboard
RAM = G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB DDR3-1600 1.25V Sniper - Desktop Memory
GPU = KFA2 EX OC Edition GeForce GTX670 2GB 256-Bit PCI-E 3.0 28nm Desktop Graphics Card
HDD = Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA III
SSD = OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 Series SATA III 2.5

What I want to know is, would their be any bottlenecking between these components?
Kind Regards,
Paul
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  1. Assuming adequate power supply.
    Cant see anything wrong with them, though if its for gaming the i7 might be a bit much. If its for editing, you'l need 12 or 16gb of RAM. Though the build as is should be fine.
  2. I have a 750watt PSU
  3. The only question I have is why are you paying a premium for an Ivy Bridge chip when Sandy Bridge has been shown to overclock better and thus benchmark HIGHER (if only slightly) then the new Ivy Bridge

    Modern day games have shown that even a 2.0 PCI-X running at half bandwidth (8X) does not bottle graphixc cards... UNLESS its 4-way SLI (or Xfire).

    But otherwise it looks fine.
  4. frombehind said:
    The only question I have is why are you paying a premium for an Ivy Bridge chip when Sandy Bridge has been shown to overclock better and thus benchmark HIGHER (if only slightly) then the new Ivy Bridge

    Modern day games have shown that even a 2.0 PCI-X running at half bandwidth (8X) does not bottle graphixc cards... UNLESS its 4-way SLI (or Xfire).

    But otherwise it looks fine.


    I see what you are saying, but won't perform better with the Ivy Bridge and PCI-X 3.0?
    And would my 750Watt PSU be enough to power this machine?
  5. Best answer
    750 watts is plenty for that setup... in fact if ure feeling daring... you should be able to squeeze 2 670's (no overclocking! :D ) into that box with a 750w PSU.

    think of PCIx bandwidth lanes as a large freeway. PCIx 2.0 is a 16 lane freeway - speedlimit is 65. PCIx 3.0 is a 32 lane freeway - speedlimit is STILL 65 =). After all electrons in a circuit cannot travel faster then the speed of light.

    So would you go any FASTER on the 3.0 freeway? no not really... BUT you CAN handle more traffic. Traffic that todays cards and games just aren't capable of generating.
  6. Is it a quality 750w PSU or a bargain bin power supply?a
  7. It is a bargain PSU, supports SLi and Crossfire
  8. should be alright to run one card.
  9. Best answer selected by tripWire101.
  10. Cool thank you very much guys!
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