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Gtx 670 and Fx 4100

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November 5, 2012 5:48:50 PM

Hello,
I am ready to upgrade my gpu to the gtx 670 but i am wondering if my fx 4100 3.9 Ghz will bottleneck the card so i cant enjoy the full load of the card. So is it better to buy gtx 660 ti ?

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November 5, 2012 6:15:36 PM

Your cpu will bottleneck i would go for 660 if i was you
November 5, 2012 7:09:43 PM

just gtx 660 ? also what psu need for this system ?
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November 5, 2012 7:15:46 PM

500 Watt power supply unit.
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November 5, 2012 7:35:11 PM

It will bottleneck, but that's no reason not to go for the 670, in my opinion. Depending on the games you're playing it might not make a difference at all vs an Intel quad core.
November 5, 2012 8:07:35 PM

There is no reason not to go for the 670 if you are able to get it. The FX-4100 will bottleneck slightly, but I would recommend OCing it just a bit more in order to get the most performance. The bottleneck will probably be very minimal, so there is nothing very little to be worrying about.
November 5, 2012 8:12:57 PM

i cant afford a good cpu cooler and a gtx 670 to oc my cpu. So i am going to let it on 3.9 stock. If i go for the gtx 670 what psu needed for that card ? i have a 650w
November 5, 2012 8:21:38 PM

graffalo said:
i cant afford a good cpu cooler and a gtx 670 to oc my cpu. So i am going to let it on 3.9 stock. If i go for the gtx 670 what psu needed for that card ? i have a 650w


A 650 Watt is fine, just make sure that it is a reliable brand such as Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, OCZ,etc. If you cant afford a CPU cooler than no problem. I am just telling you not to expect Ultra settings on BF3 (VERY CPU heavy game). Other games should run fine.
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November 5, 2012 8:25:47 PM

...How can you afford a 670, but not a $30 Hyper 212 EVO?

That's all you need - overclocking on stock coolers is a bad idea.

That power supply should be fine.
November 5, 2012 8:43:19 PM

Well i live in europe greece and here the prices are very high. The gtx 670 goes around 600$ here and the coolers like 80$ so its hard to go full upgrade. So thats why i am trying to find a mid solution for the better perfomance. the games that i mostly play are gw2 league of legends and counter strike. But now i am forward something like bf3 dishonored etc . So if i go for the MSI N660TF 2GD5/OC 2GB (gtx660) ill be fine ? and then just ad some more ram or put an ssd...
November 5, 2012 8:48:31 PM

You should be fine with the 660 for the games you mostly play, with the exception of BF3. Probably getting medium/high setting on that.
November 5, 2012 9:34:08 PM

And with the gtx 660 i will not have botlleneck right ?
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November 5, 2012 9:52:00 PM

graffalo said:
And with the gtx 660 i will not have botlleneck right ?

correct
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