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February 12, 2013 11:56:05 AM

Okay, first of all, Im new here so I would just like to say hello to the community, I intend to be on here more as I have recently acquired an interest in hardware.

Now on topic my system is as follows:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T (2.7GHz)
Mobo: AMD 780G but as it is a dell pre-built so overclocking is not an option :( 
RAM: 8GB 1333Mhz
HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM
Chasis: Dell XPS 7100 Case

I know there is more I can find out, but Im a bit rushed for time at the moment. Anyway, the question I would like to know is: what is the bottleneck, the CPU or the graphics card?

Thanks in advance, any replies appreciated.

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February 12, 2013 12:07:48 PM

no bottleneck.... your system is fine

if you want more juice fo games, get 7850/7870

those GPU are the most phenom can handle without bn

and if you want to speed up everything, get 120GB++ SSD :) 
February 12, 2013 12:12:05 PM

Thanks for the reply, its just that I seem to get really low fps in games such as Planet Side 2 even on lowest settings. So my best option is getting a better graphics card rather than upgading the CPU?
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February 12, 2013 12:15:28 PM

upgrade cpu will cost you new mobo, new OS, sometimes new RAM....

personally i will get 7870 (close to 7950 performance) and make sure your PSU is decent, if not, get this XFX 550 or corsair 500 v2

games are mostly GPU dependand, cpu is only requirement as long as it is not bottlenecking
February 12, 2013 12:17:44 PM

Okay thanks, from what I can see it is 480W
February 12, 2013 12:20:11 PM

than i assume it is OEM psu which is not safe for powerful card

btw are you from us/canada? i can put the right parts on a list
February 12, 2013 12:24:03 PM

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Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $411.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 09:22 EST-0500)

samsung SSD is optional, but if you have the money, you wont regret it. most ppl going with ssd wiont go back with normal HDD. use your old hdd for second drive for data storage only
February 12, 2013 12:56:50 PM

Okay, thankyou for the reply I think Ill get what you said and Ill hopefully have a few more fps in games!