Solved Will the CPU and the GPU bottleneck ? Tags: New Build GPUs Bottleneck CPUs Systems Last response: September 16, 2012 1:03 PM in Systems Share EacieQ September 15, 2012 12:38:52 PM More about : cpu gpu bottleneck Best solution burgessanthony September 15, 2012 1:45:51 PM I would be confident that that i3 will not bottleneck the 660Ti. Having said that, strategy games with many things happening on screen and BF3 multiplayer like 4 cores, HOWEVER, my mate has an i3 with a GTX 670 and its a great machine. ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs September 15, 2012 2:19:09 PM I would suggest an i5-3470 and a GTX 660 would be a bit better balanced. Not as fast in some games, but better in BF3 multiplayer, Civ 5, WoW and other multi-core games Related resources Does my cpu bottleneck my GPU during games e.t.c? - Forum Will this GPU bottleneck my CPU ? - Forum Bottleneck - GPU - CPU - RAM - Forum Will my CPU bottleneck gpu - Forum Would my cpu bottleneck my gpu ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer egilbe a b à CPUs September 15, 2012 2:36:40 PM The GTX 660 bottlenecks itself so I wouldn't be too concerned about it. EacieQ September 15, 2012 3:00:04 PM ScrewySqrl said:I would suggest an i5-3470 and a GTX 660 would be a bit better balanced. Not as fast in some games, but better in BF3 multiplayer, Civ 5, WoW and other multi-core games Do i need a cooler with i5 3470 ? EacieQ September 15, 2012 3:14:20 PM ok got new plan, would this do it ? ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs September 15, 2012 3:41:25 PM no cooler needed, the one with the cpu is fine spat55 September 15, 2012 3:53:59 PM ScrewySqrl said:no cooler needed, the one with the cpu is fine Unless he overclocks then he will!! EacieQ September 16, 2012 3:32:53 AM Best answer selected by EacieQ. ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs September 16, 2012 1:03:54 PM spat55 said:Unless he overclocks then he will!! you cant really overclock an i5-34xx. up to 4 bins, but not enough to matter for cooling Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuild, Will my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? Or have i made other mistakes? ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? ForumCan RAM bottleneck CPU and/or GPU ? ForumWondering about bottleneck CPU/GPU ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? ForumWill my cpu bottleneck the gpu ? ForumCPU/GPU right combination to prevent bottleneck ForumWill my stock cpu bottleneck my new gpu ? ForumNeed new cpu that wont bottleneck my gpu ForumWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU and what graphics card to upgrade to. ForumDoes my GPU bottleneck my CPU ? ForumIs a my CPU going to bottleneck this GPU ? ForumGPU/CPU Bottleneck ForumDat build... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !