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Bottleneck now and upgrade later or better gpu now worse gpu

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October 19, 2012 12:05:05 AM

ok so if i get the 965BE with an overclock of 4.5Ghz with the 670 i know it will bottleneck it but then i can just wait to get the new piledriver cpu's and put that in my system and since there is supposed to be a preformance increase of 10%-15% over piledriver it will not bottleneck the gpu

the other option is i get a 3570k and OC it to 4Ghz but get a 7870Ghz
is it worth taking the chance to see if piledriver is good and i don't think that i will get another $260 for another msi 7870 HAWK to CFX the 7870's so which one is better?

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October 19, 2012 12:11:35 AM

The Piledriver CPU's are coming out on the 23rd. Less than a week away. I would hold off to see what they bring.
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October 19, 2012 12:13:33 AM

actually that is very good because i plan to buy in about 1 month after they release
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October 19, 2012 12:18:04 AM

Is gaming the only thing you will be doing with this rig?
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October 19, 2012 12:19:15 AM

devilofdeaths said:
ok so if i get the 965BE with an overclock of 4.5Ghz with the 670 i know it will bottleneck it but then i can just wait to get the new piledriver cpu's and put that in my system and since there is supposed to be a preformance increase of 10%-15% over piledriver it will not bottleneck the gpu

the other option is i get a 3570k and OC it to 4Ghz but get a 7870Ghz
is it worth taking the chance to see if piledriver is good and i don't think that i will get another $260 for another msi 7870 HAWK to CFX the 7870's so which one is better?



Hi :) 

Just to add, I seriously doubt you can guarantee 4.5 from a 965... all chips overclock differently...you may get nothing at all on the overclock...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 19, 2012 12:19:39 AM

yes also just basic web surfing mainly bf3 and planetside 2
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October 19, 2012 12:22:11 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Just to add, I seriously doubt you can guarantee 4.5 from a 965... all chips overclock differently...you may get nothing at all on the overclock...

All the best Brett :) 

well i'm hoping for a 4.5 OC i would be happy with a 4Ghz OC just to give me some more power usage from the gpu
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