Bottleneck now and upgrade later or better gpu now worse gpu

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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  1. The Piledriver CPU's are coming out on the 23rd. Less than a week away. I would hold off to see what they bring.
  2. actually that is very good because i plan to buy in about 1 month after they release
  3. Is gaming the only thing you will be doing with this rig?
  4. 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 :)
  5. yes also just basic web surfing mainly bf3 and planetside 2
  6. 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
  7. basically it's http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kJAv this and upgrade later or http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kJzb
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