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November 26, 2012 4:50:48 PM

This is the PC i have just built: no GPU though. I am looking for one though and wondering if the GTX 650 2GB 1.20 GHZ by EVGA will bottleneck my system:
here is my build -

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Intel BXXTS100H CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)


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Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card

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November 26, 2012 4:54:30 PM

ilumunus said:
This is the PC i have just built: no GPU though. I am looking for one though and wondering if the GTX 650 2GB 1.20 GHZ by EVGA will bottleneck my system:
here is my build -

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Intel BXXTS100H CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)


Looking to add this:
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card

with that system yes for sure . i would get a 7950 to 7970 or a gtx 670. i have a msi 7970 overclocked to the max and i love it.
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November 26, 2012 4:59:01 PM

so it seems like i'll have to save up for a while until next august when i have enough money to drop on that card... so there is no way that i can use a 650 without bottlenecking? i don't play games on ultra graphics. I play on normal or sometimes high. Is there a way i can underclock my cpu to make it work?
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November 26, 2012 5:01:05 PM

Im not a computer expert or anything but if you are looking at that card I would recommend jumping up to the 660 ti. Not a whole lot more and it almost the same exact card as the 670 stated above. The only difference I know of between the 660ti and the 670 is the memory interface going from 192 bit on the 660ti up to 256 bit on the 670. Other then that it is almost the same exact card for like $60-$80 less
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November 26, 2012 5:03:56 PM

iMuf said:
Im not a computer expert or anything but if you are looking at that card I would recommend jumping up to the 660 ti. Not a whole lot more and it almost the same exact card as the 670 stated above. The only difference I know of between the 660ti and the 670 is the memory interface going from 192 bit on the 660ti up to 256 bit on the 670. Other then that it is almost the same exact card for like $60-$80 less

very good answer too. all depends how much gaming and how picky you are....
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November 26, 2012 5:04:23 PM

hmm i'll look at 660 ti. still want to know the bare minimum i can play games on medium-high with


also this is my first build and i got iy 3770k on sale for only 179 dollars, 30 bucks over the i5 3570k.. so i figured i'd take it. had no clue wehat bottlenecking is, and my gpu budget is hardly 100-$130. so now i'm kinda screwed...
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November 26, 2012 5:07:56 PM

ilumunus said:
hmm i'll look at 660 ti. still want to know the bare minimum i can play games on medium-high with

well the 660ti is the lowest i would go but for that price i would look for a 7870. idk im verry picky and what the best but a 660ti or 7870 would do very good in gaming
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November 26, 2012 5:11:40 PM

Drop down to the 3570k processor, add in the the CoolerMaster 212 EVO and you would save around $200 dollars. You can use that savings towards the video card.

If you lived next to a Microcenter, they have the 3570k process or going for less then $170 and add in cooler for $40.

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November 26, 2012 5:11:56 PM

Okay since I don't have that much money, this is the final question:

EVGA Geforce GTX 650 2gb or Intel Graphics 4000 or EVGA Geforce GTX 550 ti 2gb
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November 26, 2012 5:14:32 PM

Store next to my house has 3570s for 149.99, but that isnt problem.. they won't let me return the i7...
so still this question:

EVGA Geforce GTX 650 2gb or Intel Graphics 4000 or EVGA Geforce GTX 550 ti 2gb
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November 26, 2012 5:18:30 PM

nice spam..

but id like to point this out - i do soft gaming and mostly business stuff. I never play on high or ultra settings. I play like minecraft, cod4, mw2, black ops 2, runescpae, world of warcraft. so how much will the bottleneck with the 650 2gb evga put me back?


lets just say i do more word processing than gaming.
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November 26, 2012 5:37:21 PM

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November 26, 2012 6:04:12 PM

bumpp
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November 26, 2012 6:07:23 PM

What are you going to be doing with your system? If your planning on playing highend 3D gaming like a FPS then you should consider a better GPU. If you are just doing office work, surfing the internet and watching videos it should be fine.
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November 26, 2012 6:08:55 PM

officework, surfing net, watching youtube, playing LOWEND Fps, in low resolution, probably only 720 pixels. I will upgrade eventually, but not for 6-7 months.

To be clear im doing this:
Youtube
internet
office work
low end games in low resolution (wow, bf3, assassin creed 3, runescape) all in 720p
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November 26, 2012 6:55:30 PM

ilumunus said:
officework, surfing net, watching youtube, playing LOWEND Fps, in low resolution, probably only 720 pixels. I will upgrade eventually, but not for 6-7 months.

To be clear im doing this:
Youtube
internet
office work
low end games in low resolution (wow, bf3, assassin creed 3, runescape) all in 720p

650 should be fine for your purpose's
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November 26, 2012 7:12:42 PM

Okies and I plan on getting a 670-680 for my bday next year anyways :p 
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