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Will an i3 2120 bottleneck my gpu

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July 2, 2012 1:17:40 PM

Hello,i have an i3 2120 and i was wondering if that it will bottleneck my gpu .i am going to get another 1 in a few weeks to run sli

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July 2, 2012 1:26:44 PM

Not enough information? which specific gpu?
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July 2, 2012 1:35:41 PM

gtx 550ti
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July 2, 2012 1:38:44 PM

Yea your fine. what psu you got?
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July 2, 2012 1:42:39 PM

i dont know i think its a 750watt is it enough?
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July 2, 2012 1:50:56 PM

Which brand? a psu can say its 750w but might only deliver 500w.
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July 2, 2012 1:55:11 PM

Your fine there should be no issues.
the CPU is plenty powerful enough for that GPU and power wise, well even if its got mice running on wheels inside it a 750w PSU would need to be broken not to run that set up.

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July 2, 2012 1:55:46 PM

stanistheman said:
Which brand? a psu can say its 750w but might only deliver 500w.

that i dono can u just tell me then requirements and i check later
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July 2, 2012 2:04:07 PM

A minimum of 650w i would do. so yes 750w is more than enough. and your core i3 2120 is a good cpu so no bottlenecks hope this helps! ask if you have anymore questions
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July 2, 2012 2:08:51 PM

The i3-2120 won't bottle neck many graphics cards in gaming today.

If you look at the Tom's Hardware $500 build for June, you'll see they paired a G630 with a 560ti.
Of course that did seem to bottleneck in a few games and is an incredibly unbalanced build,
it gives you an idea how far a low end Sandy Bridge CPU can go even while paired with a much more expensive GPU (6850/560ti)
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