Processor that can run 650 smoothly

Hi, i just bought a gtx 650 but i have an old intel i3 540 so its bottlenecking the hell out of it.

would you recommend me a cheap processor that can run the gtx 650 NON-ti without any issues?

i was told that an intel i3 2100 will solve the problemat all, is that true? cuz i spent all my money on that card so i only can afford a cheap processor.

thanks.

at the moment i have

intel i3 540
gtx 650 non-ti
psu 500w
4gb ram
ASRock hm55-le (wich im gonna replace also)
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  1. this is the sort of thing you would want
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1175608
    that will do the job just fine, while keeping costs fairly low. what PSU are you running? also something to consider looking into (personally i would reccommend a 650W+ with a bronze (80% efficiency) rating)

    Regards
  2. Do you have evidence of CPU bottlenecking?
  3. Herr_Koos said:
    Do you have evidence of CPU bottlenecking?


    yes i get 15 fps on battlefield 3 on every resolution or graphics setting, it doesnt matter wich setting i play on ill get 15 fps... even on low.
  4. phate1337 said:
    this is the sort of thing you would want
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1175608
    that will do the job just fine, while keeping costs fairly low. what PSU are you running? also something to consider looking into (personally i would reccommend a 650W+ with a bronze (80% efficiency) rating)

    Regards


    hey, today i bought an ASRock H61M-VS motherboard, so i only need the processor...... will that i3 2100 run my card at 100%? even tho its dual core?

    my psu is a kemex 500w bronze i believe. plus i ran the newegg's psu thingy and it said 380w including the i3 2100.
  5. personally i would go for an i5 over an i3, newegg have a deal on the best i5 (non K[overclocking=k]) at the moment, money off coupon for it i believe.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

    Regards
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