I3-2100 processor good for a graphics card?

Links:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035&Tpk=630

So I was thinking of buying a graphics card and a power source, but I was wondering if the i3-2100 processor would be capable of them.

I was wondering if it would bottleneck.

Graphics card: gtx560
Processor: i3-2100

(Sorry for the Sub-category. Not sure what to put this under due to it being graphics card, processor, and power source.)
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  1. Aceeri said:
    Links:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035&Tpk=630

    So I was thinking of buying a graphics card and a power source, but I was wondering if the i3-2100 processor would be capable of them.

    (Sorry for the Sub-category. Not sure what to put this under due to it being graphics card, processor, and power source.)



    Great choice on the GPU, the i3 will have 0 troubles running that card.

    As far as your power supply choice goes, what is your budget?, that one I would not touch with a 20 foot pole.
  2. Don't worry it won't bottleneck; even a really, really cheap Celeron hardly bottlenecks a higher end GTX 560ti.

    For the PSU, get an Antec Neo Eco 520W. It's $46 with the promo code, and will last much longer, and is also 80+ certified, so it's much, much more efficient.

    Basically, it'll output more power consistently.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  3. With the 7850 you linked you wouldn't need anymore than a 400 watt power supply. Not sure why you linked a 7850 but mention a gtx 560.

    Your CPU would pair nicely with the 7850.
  4. Well I would like to stay under $100 for the power supply. I would possibly be willing to go a little bit higher.
  5. maxalge said:


    I totally didn't just say that.

    Also, the CX 430 is a 3rd tier power supply, the Antec VP 450 is a better power supply for the same price, and it's a tier higher.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045

    You won't need a $100 power supply unless you're Crossfiring/SLI

    Use the extra money to get a better CPU, the i5 3470 is on sale for only $150 at microcenter. You'll see way better performance from the 4 cores and higher clock rate. For only $30 more, that's a really good deal
  6. Depends on motherboard you use: if you have a Z68 or Z77 chipset it will allow your cpu to cooperate with stand-alone graphic card. If you have P67 chipset it will not interfere with graphic card.
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