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Bottlenecking I7 3770K?

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January 12, 2013 1:40:25 PM

I was going to buy the 3770k but I was not sure if I would bottleneck with my old pc components..
My specs:GPU:GTX 460 1gb
Ram 8 gb 1333mhz
PSU Seasonic 520W 80+
MOBO:Asrock z77 Extreme 6

I will be Overclocking the processor and i have an H100 water cooler.

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January 12, 2013 2:00:38 PM

I would suggest getting some faster RAM, but otherwise you could always try it out and then get the other components after if you need them.
January 12, 2013 2:07:02 PM

so you say that i should get something of 2000 mhz?
I thought the GPU could be the problem:) 

Btw is worth spending money to just get more mhz,I mean will the difference be visible?
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January 12, 2013 2:07:26 PM

It will be bottlenecked in gaming by the GPU, but that's guaranteed for anything above a Core i3 so wouldnt worry.

In video editing/compute like applications, that RAM will become an issue. Advsie getting more of it if you can.

EDIT: Speeds above 1600Mhz is pointless, its such a large price increase for such little performance gain.
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January 12, 2013 2:17:14 PM

manofchalk said:
EDIT: Speeds above 1600Mhz is pointless, its such a large price increase for such little performance gain.


A few 1866MHz kits can be had for about the same price as 1600MHz last I checked.
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January 12, 2013 2:40:51 PM

Disastepiece said:
I was going to buy the 3770k but I was not sure if I would bottleneck with my old pc components..
My specs:GPU:GTX 460 1gb
Ram 8 gb 1333mhz
PSU Seasonic 520W 80+
MOBO:Asrock z77 Extreme 6

I will be Overclocking the processor and i have an H100 water cooler.



That CPU is defiantly overkill for the rest of the PC it certainly. All it means is you will get full performance from the rest of the parts.

What are you changing fro and why ?

Mactronix :) 
January 12, 2013 4:02:46 PM

mactronix said:
That CPU is defiantly overkill for the rest of the PC it certainly. All it means is you will get full performance from the rest of the parts.

What are you changing fro and why ?

Mactronix :) 



I am changing because I have a piece of crap(CPU) and i will be using it for gaming and video editing(mostly HD videos..)
January 12, 2013 4:06:21 PM

What do you thing of the I5 3570k? is it good for HD video editing because if the i7 is too much for my pc is better to get the 3570k?
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January 12, 2013 4:31:31 PM

The i5 is also too much for your PC as it is akmost as good as the i7.
It's just that no matter which one you buy you're pairing up a high end CPU with a somewhat low end graphics card which is not optimal for gaming, but it will prve very beneficial for video editing.
January 12, 2013 6:13:34 PM

Kamen_BG said:
The i5 is also too much for your PC as it is akmost as good as the i7.
It's just that no matter which one you buy you're pairing up a high end CPU with a somewhat low end graphics card which is not optimal for gaming, but it will prve very beneficial for video editing.


I know that the card could be better...but I will be changing it with an GTX 660 2 gb...and hopefully it will be soon (:
January 12, 2013 6:30:18 PM

Disastepiece said:
I was going to buy the 3770k but I was not sure if I would bottleneck with my old pc components..
My specs:GPU:GTX 460 1gb
Ram 8 gb 1333mhz
PSU Seasonic 520W 80+
MOBO:Asrock z77 Extreme 6

I will be Overclocking the processor and i have an H100 water cooler.



your gtx 460 will bottle neck ur 3770k you will atleast need a gtx 660 ti or higher to not bottleneck it
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January 12, 2013 7:09:35 PM

EVERY graphics card will bottleneck a Core 5 or i7 series CPU.
And this is a good thing.
It means you can get the whole performance of your graphics card.
January 12, 2013 7:40:03 PM

When I get the GTX 660 2 gb I will 1 year later or less get another one..so I will have it on 2 way SLI...And my question is will I get the full performance from them?
I was reading all day and i found everywhere that i7 is too much for gaming,it is good only if I wont change it for many years,because it is a future proof...and I will probably buy the i5 3570K and keep the 100$ of the i7...

Sorry for my bad English,hope you understand me(:
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