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Bottleneck issues on Quad Core CPU

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September 24, 2012 10:18:47 AM

Hi,
I am building a gaming system for the 1st time with the following components,
1]CPU: Intel Core-i7 3770K
2]RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600MHz [4 x 8GB] C9 ones Quad Channel
3]PSU: Corsair AX1200i
4]SSD: Corsair Force Series GS 240GB or Neutron Series GT/GTX 240GB
5]GPU: ASUS GTX 680
6]Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe or Maximus-V Formula
7]Monitor: ASUS VG278 3D
8]Cabinet: Corsair Obsidian 550D/650D
9]CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
10]Cabinet Fans: Corsair SP120 series fans

[1]I want to know whether I can utilize the full potential of the mentioned GPU or should I buy a lower end GPU like the 670 or 660 Ti?
[2]Is it possible to utilize any 690 series GPU on the above mentioned configuration if there is negligible bottleneck arising out of it?
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September 24, 2012 11:01:37 AM

1) That CPU is definitely fine and won't bottleneck at all.
2) Yes it is possible. No bottleneck.

- Fastreaction
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September 24, 2012 11:30:50 AM

32gb of ram and 1200W psu is OVERKILL.
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September 24, 2012 11:38:57 AM

So,
no bottleneck issues with i7-3770K + Any GTX 690.Nice! :) 
Anyways,
which GTX 680s would be good [I'm looking for an ultimate single GPU card]?
1]MSI Lightning Edition with TwinFrozr IV
2]EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked
3]ASUS GTX 680 with Direct CUII Overclocked or the Top version

Also,I would like any suggestion on the case lighting 'case I am planning to use corsair link cooling and lighting kit [hence the PSU,RAM and H100 with corsair link].
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September 24, 2012 11:41:41 AM

BigMack70 said:
A few thoughts:

Bottelenecking, with respect to the CPU, has a lot to do with what resolution you're playing games at. At 1080p or above, you would be fine even with a 690 on a 3770k. Below 1080p, there may be some games you have to OC in order to alleviate a bottleneck (however, your FPS will be so high it won't matter).

BTW that PSU is overkill for your rig unless you're planning on adding at least another graphics card or upgrading to a 690.

That dominator ram looks sexy... the price makes it into an ugly pig in my opinion, but apart from the $$$ - wow it looks awesome.



I am fairly certain OC'ing uses more power o.o? I could be wrong o.o?
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September 24, 2012 11:56:54 AM

Yeah, I'm all set about the future upgrade and multi GPU configs, hence the PSU.

BTW, what does overkill mean in general?
does it mean that,those many watts would be useless unless I'm planning an SLI or CrossFire config?
I mean the PSU souldn't harm my system, would it?
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September 24, 2012 12:34:57 PM

An i7 for gaming only? I think that it's unecessary.
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September 24, 2012 6:38:20 PM

I'm a software programmer as well, so, the system would not only be used for developing intensive projects and applications "which I have to" as its my first priority but also for gaming which I love very much.
Hence, i7. And anyways I wanted a system with everything latest generation....!

Thanks everybody for helping.... I'm satisfied with all the responses. :)  :) 
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September 25, 2012 7:06:50 PM

Best answer selected by WDakhane.
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