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December 24, 2012 10:24:36 AM

So it's christmas and i thought it was time to upgrade my computer.
First my upgrade would look like this:

CPU: i5 3570K

GPU: GTX 670

MOBO: MSI Z77A-G41

But i really badly want the ipad mini so now my christmas upgrade looks like this:

GPU: Gtx 670

and the ipad mini.

And then the final result of my build will look like this:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 (3,2ghz triple core)
GPU: GTX 670
MOBO: Biostar ns68s3b
OCZ agility 3 60gb ssd
320gb 7200rpm hdd
4GB Ram
450W power supply

So, i think my cpu will bottleneck the gpu and the PCI-e x16 slot on my motherboard. I'm not sure.
So does anyone know if the cpu and my pci-e slot will bottleneck the gpu? if so how much of a loss in performance would i get?

I want to run far cry 3 maxed out at around 60fps, But the anti aliasing at like 4x.
My monitor resolution is 1680x1050.
And i would like to run the shaders mod on minecraft at a minimal framerate of 30fps.

And i still have one question, Do i need to get another power supply? does it have enough power to run my system? i have 3 120mm led fans though.

Thanks in advance!

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December 24, 2012 10:38:37 AM

Yes you are going to bottleneck the *** out of yourself. Screw that apple proprietary flashless trash and get a proper ram mobo and cpu combo with that 670, or better yet the sapphire 7970 for 340 after rebate @ newegg. Power supply connections would be the big issue. You will need either 2 6pins, or 6 pin and an 8 pin. Link me the PSU and the card you settle on and i'll let you know.
December 24, 2012 10:42:27 AM

skip the ipad and stick with your original config . if you really want it you always buy it later, but you'll be stuck with this computer for a while and kicking yourself for it.
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December 24, 2012 10:51:09 AM

Praxeology said:
Yes you are going to bottleneck the *** out of yourself. Screw that apple proprietary flashless trash and get a proper ram mobo and cpu combo with that 670, or better yet the sapphire 7970 for 340 after rebate @ newegg. Power supply connections would be the big issue. You will need either 2 6pins, or 6 pin and an 8 pin. Link me the PSU and the card you settle on and i'll let you know.


I don't know the psu i have but it has 2 6 pin cables left i can use.
I have a second option i can go with though, I can get a nexus 7 and with the money i would have gotten a ipad mini i can get a amd phenom II x4 965. Would that still bottleneck my gpu?

And the gt 670 is compatible with a pci-e 3.0 x16 slot but when i put it in a pci-e x16 slot would it be slower?
December 24, 2012 11:25:23 AM

abbadon_34 said:
skip the ipad and stick with your original config . if you really want it you always buy it later, but you'll be stuck with this computer for a while and kicking yourself for it.


If i get an nexus 7 instead of the ipad, And with the left over money i get a phenom ii x4 965 would i still bottleneck the gpu?

And if you put a pci-e 3.0 x16 card in a pci-e x16 slot would it be slower? if so by how much?
December 24, 2012 12:08:56 PM

Any old AMD chip will bottleneck that graphics card. Face it, you need the CPU,MOBO,Memory upgrade....
December 24, 2012 12:19:53 PM

zdbc13 said:
Any old AMD chip will bottleneck that graphics card. Face it, you need the CPU,MOBO,Memory upgrade....


Ah, ok. Thanks for you help.

I'll get a i5 3570k and 8gb ram clocked at 1600mhz and a new mobo.
I'll sell my old gpu, cpu and motherboard and maybe i can get a tablet later on.
December 24, 2012 12:44:26 PM

Yeah, next years tablets will be twice as good for half the price, hehe....
December 24, 2012 10:54:28 PM

You have chosen ... wisely.
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