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May 28, 2012 5:17:51 AM

Hello community. With Kepler coming here and releasing these amazing cards, i feel like its time to say good bye to my gtx 560. Im planning on upgrading to a GTX 670. I have a couple questions before i upgrade.

My current CPU is an i3 2100. Will any bottleneck occur in games such as battlefield 3 and skyrim? im planning on playing them on 1080p ultra.

If bottleneck does occur, how serious is it? im on a budget, and if its a significant bottleneck, then i might be able to spare the cash on upgrading to an i5 2310. How much will that help? Will there be any further bottleneck?

My current PSU is a 600watt Corsair Builder Series. Will that be enough to handle the new CPU and GPU???


Any help would be highly appreciated.

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May 28, 2012 8:10:11 AM

No bottle neck per say, but your i3 may be already stuggling in BF3 Multiplayer on some maps (some people have noticed this).

if you have noticed a significant reduction in FPS during Multi-Player BF3, then you might consider jumping to the i5

your Corsair 600W PSU is plenty big enough for a GTX 670 and either CPU
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May 28, 2012 8:13:05 AM

It's not worth your while upgrading only for an i5-2310. If you're going to upgrade might as well get a 2500k and overclock it a bit. If you can't afford it, I'd save and wait for next generation or something like that...
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May 28, 2012 8:17:26 AM

Won't be a next generation on the LGA1155. Haswell will be out in 2013 on the LGA1150 socket. I agree with Jerred, now is the time to upgrade the CPU. At the very least an i5-2400. Although the 2500k is the best way to go.
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May 28, 2012 8:25:34 AM

ehh, thats kinda outta my budget. how bout i5 3450 ivy bridge? would that be worth the upgrade? is there a substantial difference? also, where can i get reliable real world gaming benchies?
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May 28, 2012 2:21:52 PM

mahin1islam said:
ehh, thats kinda outta my budget. how bout i5 3450 ivy bridge?


the difference between a i5 2300/2400 and i5 3450 is 5% for Games... a couple of FPS. either are good get the best deal you can on the either CPU.

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would that be worth the upgrade? is there a substantial difference?

upgrade from a i3 2100... yes for any multi-threaded game (there aren't many right now).
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where can i get reliable real world gaming benchies?

Google it :o 

(yeah, I'm being a smart @$$)
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May 28, 2012 3:07:58 PM

I agree with others that a GTX 670 would outmatch a i3-2100.
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May 28, 2012 10:22:01 PM

Best answer selected by mahin1islam.
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May 28, 2012 10:23:02 PM

thx everyone for your input! :) 
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