Save me from my bottle necks. Tags: Homebuilt Graphics Cards Systems Product TestOne October 23, 2012 5:35:11 PM I want to get the most out of my video card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... However, I am using a motherboard that doesn't have PCIe 2.0, so i'm not getting the most out of it. I'm also using DDR2 ram, 8GB of it. I'm using a AMD Phenom II X3 740 as well. (clocked at 3.4ghz) I think the only thing I can honestly take from this computer is my video card, GTX 560, and my power supply, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... 520W Seasonic. Is it really going to cost me around/over 400 dollars just to get the most out of my card? I feel like it is, because the CPU is one of the most expensive parts. I play games like: Arma 2 GTA IV (I used to, but 20FPS is annoying! (I around 20-24 if I look toward the center of the map, etc)). Some MMOs like Tribes. SOURCE games. I only have skype running consistently. Sometimes I play around in FL studio. I play minecraft. I like to live stream. I play physics games too. (Like powder and OE cake) I have a monitor with a resolution of 1440X900. Anyways. I basically need: Case CPU RAM Motherboard I'm looking at around $400 budget, and I will be buying this around mid-November. However, do you think it would be a better idea to buy around December? With the deals and all. Thanks. EDIT:////////////////////////// I was offered a FX 6100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For 50 dollars from a friend. Would this fare well with my GTX 560? More about : save bottle necks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs my processor bottle -necking my 7870 ForumLow fps with zero bottle necking...... ForumWill i be receiving " bottle-neck " like effects with this build ForumCore i7 950 Bottle neck 7970? ForumGaphics Bottle neck ? ForumLook for best graphics care without bottle necking it ForumTrying to avoid Bottle necking ForumIs my GPU bottle -necking my system? Forumwhere's the bottle necks ? ForumIs my CPU bottle necking / upgrade advice ForumBad bad bottle neck ? ForumIs CPU " bottle neck " my Graphics Card ForumC2Q E7400 with GTX 275 serious bottle necking? ForumCPU bottle neck on new 4870 ForumAdvice on what graphics card wont be bottle necked by my CPU ForumDual gpus on this will psu support it? any bottle necks ? ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change ForumWiFi Card preventing from booting ForumCan't delete files from new HDD ForumPurchasing from a friend.... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !