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Will this graphic card bottlenecks me?

I'm going to buy gtx 670
And my cpu is intel core 2 duo e4400 clock at 2ghz (overclocked at bios to 2.41GHZ)

If this processor bottlenecks me. can you guys suggest a motherboard and processor that can fit on that gtx 670. GUYS JUST A CHEAP, NOT ACTUALLY CHEAP JUST FIND ME A PERFECT MOBO AND PROCESSOR
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  1. yes there will be an huge bottleneck.:(

    can you sell that whole system and buy a new one if yes then what will be the max budget?

    if you go with gtx 670 with this cpu then bottleneck bottleneck and only bottleneck so tell me do you wanna upgrade your whole system if yes then tell us your max budget so we can suggest you best system depending on your budget which will be good with gtx 670 and will last for a long time
  2. Yes that CPU is too weak for that Graphics card.

    Personally I would go with either Sandy bridge or Ivy bridge depending on the price difference where you live. That's either a Z68 or Z77 motherboard and either a 2500K or 3570K CPU

    Give us an online shop you can use and we can link to options.

    Mactronix
  3. sunnk said:
    yes there will be an huge bottleneck.:(

    can you sell that whole system and buy a new one if yes then what will be the max budget?

    if you go with gtx 670 with this cpu then bottleneck bottleneck and only bottleneck so tell me do you wanna upgrade your whole system if yes then tell us your max budget so we can suggest you best system depending on your budget which will be good with gtx 670 and will last for a long time

    My budget would be around $450-470 That budget doesn't include the gtx 670. It's already been purchase
  4. Best answer
    Ofcourse...bottleneck happens almost in all pc...it is caused by inadequate pairing of graphics card and the processor.....but in your case you will experience only a few amount of fps drop say 5 to 8 fps(maybe 10)..any dual core with decent amount of frequency is ok..(single cores are worse)..i've test it on Crysis 2(Gamer settings at 1280x720) and battlefield 3(Med/High at 1280x720) with dual core 2160 1.80ghz and core i3 with 9800gt...not much difference in fps..quite the same i should say..

    Dual core 2160 1.80ghz
    Crysis 2= 35-45 avg
    Battlefield 3= 25-35 avg

    core i3
    Crysis 2= 40-58 avg
    Battlefield 3= 40-50 avg(sometimes 35-40)

    So with your gtx 670 you'll get better performance...your processor is still fine....but if your keen on upgrading then go for core 2 duo e7500...price at $120...
  5. for cpu:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    for motherboard:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355

    for better overclocking.:)
    ram:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455

    psu:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    case:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    cooler:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    hdd and dvd select which you like but from these companys segate,samsung,western digital.:)

    these will be the best gaming pc in $600 if u can afford that much then ok otherwise i will give you more best hardware suggestion in lower cost.:)
  6. Best answer selected by fajardokier.
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