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Will a gtx 670/7970 bottleneck?

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December 27, 2012 3:26:13 PM

My current system;

Intel i5 650
6gb ddr3 ram 1333hz
sapphire 6870

I'm looking to improve perfomance in WoW and Bf3 Would like 60 + fps on max settings. Money is not a issue so I could upgrade my cpu if i need but i only play games so with a better card would i likley see the performance I am after.

Another this is my psu is a coolermaster gx 450 with 35a @ 12v rail so i should be fine running the gtx 670 however i would have to upgrade psu to use a 7970 as the 7970 and gtx 670 are the same price would it be worth me upgrading psu?

a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 3:30:35 PM

bottleneck: no
new psu: yes
a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 3:33:15 PM

i would upgrade the PSU for either.

u shouldn't bottleneck.
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a c 113 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 4:01:58 PM

neon neophyte said:
bottleneck: no
new psu: yes



^ +1 - absolutely new PSU to run either of those cards with your rig.

bigcyco's link is gr8 if you have the $$, it's an outstanding valu at that price.
I have that PSU in my sys and very glad I do.

That coolermaster is much better built than most with surprisingly good components,
just that their reputation is so bad, maybe they are turning a new leaf.

I would still upgrade it for either of those 2 cards tho.
Quality 550w to 620w would be fine (even 650w)
a c 113 U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 1:29:43 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Hmmm... seems it is one of the very few decent ones cooler master provides my mistake sorry.I know all the rest. ;) 



Yeah - I keep both johnny luky's lists ope when I'm on here and
was quite shocked to find that model on the recommended
list especially with 2 gx models on the lemon list
!