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Quesiton about bottlenecks/upgrading my system.

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December 16, 2012 12:14:53 AM

Hi guys, this is my first time using this website so I'm new in this. I want to know if my system will get bottleneck from the upgrade I will be doing. My current system is:

Motherboard: DH67CL
GPU: Sapphire 6850
CPU: i3-2120 @3,3
RAM: 8Gb 1333
PSU: 500w
1080p Monitor (1920x1080)

I'm thinking on upgrading my Sapphire 6850 to an Gtx 670 or a Sapphire 7970 and also changing my old 500w psu for a 750w one. But what I want to know is about my system getting bottleneck after I upgrade those two things.. (GPU and PSU). My new Gtx670 will work fine with my i3-2120? Also, if you guys have any suggestion for me (like changing RAM or changing my CPU) I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your patience and hope you guys can help me because I'm new on pc builds etc.
Much love, Grimly. :hello: 

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December 16, 2012 1:28:16 AM

no need to upgrade psu to 750w unless your old one is total crap brand. either way a 550w should be enough
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December 16, 2012 2:56:47 AM

I will totally upgrade my PSU since it's pretty old now and I'm having some problems with it. I was also thinking on buying the 7950 since it is a lot cheaper than those two but, why do you recommend me buying it instead of a 7970/670?
December 16, 2012 11:55:41 AM

its a lot cheaper and this 7950 can overclock like crazy from what i hear. i think it was around 1ghz or so. by then it would be a tad better than the 670 or 7970 at stock speeds
December 16, 2012 11:55:56 AM

and comes with 3 free games.