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February 6, 2013 6:30:07 PM

Hello community, I have a question/concern. Currently my lan computer have Fx-4100 OC at 4.2 ghz, and gtx 660. If I SLI the gtx 660 will the cpu hold it back? Like to its maximum potential. If it hold how much is it holding back fps wise?

Also another question, will this TV work with PC using HDMI cable? I think it will, just want to make sure.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you in advance! :D 

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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:34:26 PM

It really depends on the games you play and the resolution you are playing at. If you are playing on a single 1080p monitor your CPU will be a bottleneck for most games (although the "bottleneck" might keep you at something like 50 FPS where as the cards could produce 100 fps or so - so still playable). If you are doing a Triple monitor setup or 1440p+ The bottleneck won't be as big. Then if you take the game into consideration if you play MMOs and other online games like multiplayer BF3 that CPU will be a huge bottleneck in some situations (large raids/towns or 64 player BF3 - you could see your FPS drop to ~20ish due to the CPU).
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February 6, 2013 6:38:30 PM

What cpu do you recommend then? Should i go 8 core AMD or just switch to I5 3570k? Maybe i could go as far as i7
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:39:08 PM

That TV will work - Do you already have the TV or are you planning to buy?
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:42:40 PM

kengkmz said:
What cpu do you recommend then? Should i go 8 core AMD or just switch to I5 3570k? Maybe i could go as far as i7


Your motherboard supports AM3+ socket so I would suggest staying with AMD CPU... I would say get at least the FX-6300.

FX-8350(~$190) would be the best you could get for the socket followed by FX-8320(~$180) then FX-6300(~$140).

6300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8320: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8350: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 6, 2013 6:44:34 PM

Here is my thought. Selling my main computer and use my current lan computer as a steady computer instead. Then buy a laptop to be movile. My current ideal set up is 2 monitors 24" one for fb etc at 60hz. my main gaming monitor will be a 120hz at 1080p. I plan to add the tv on top of my set up. Looking at 40-55" LED TV, (depend on price). So total of 3 screens. I plan to use my TV mainly for movie/anime, but i'll be playing game on it too like Sleeping Dog, games that use joystick. the Tv will be 120hz at 1080p res max. I'm not a super hardcore gamer an i pick fps over graphic, as long as the graphic is on MED-High.
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:46:34 PM

Looks like if you order today the 6300 is $130 and the 8320 is $170.
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:48:10 PM

kengkmz said:
Here is my thought. Selling my main computer and use my current lan computer as a steady computer instead. Then buy a laptop to be movile. My current ideal set up is 2 monitors 24" one for fb etc at 60hz. my main gaming monitor will be a 120hz at 1080p. I plan to add the tv on top of my set up. Looking at 40-55" LED TV, (depend on price). So total of 3 screens. I plan to use my TV mainly for movie/anime, but i'll be playing game on it too like Sleeping Dog, games that use joystick. the Tv will be 120hz at 1080p res max. I'm not a super hardcore gamer an i pick fps over graphic, as long as the graphic is on MED-High.


Just so you know a 120Hz tv can not actually display 120 FPS, they are still limited to 60 fps, not sure if that changes your plans or not.
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February 6, 2013 6:52:16 PM

Derza10 said:
Just so you know a 120Hz tv can not actually display 120 FPS, they are still limited to 60 fps, not sure if that changes your plans or not.


Oh i see, I haven't done many researches yet, this is just my plan, then at what hz would TV present graphic at 120fps?
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February 6, 2013 6:53:59 PM

Derza10 said:
Looks like if you order today the 6300 is $130 and the 8320 is $170.

i am not really a big fan of AMD as I have intel on my main Pc and i notice a big difference performance wise. if i were to upgrapde to AMD 6/8 core i would rather go i5/7 and pay more for mother board.
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:55:44 PM

kengkmz said:
Oh i see, I haven't done many researches yet, this is just my plan, then at what hz would TV present graphic at 120fps?


I don't know of any TV that can accept more than 60Hz signal... The difference in the TVs Hz is what the tv does with the 60 Hz signal...

Most 120/240/480/etc hz TVs will only accept a normal 60hz signal and either display the same signal for two refresh cycles or use interpolation. This causes a lot of input lag and is horrible for gaming.
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 6:58:28 PM

kengkmz said:
i am not really a big fan of AMD as I have intel on my main Pc and i notice a big difference performance wise. if i were to upgrapde to AMD 6/8 core i would rather go i5/7 and pay more for mother board.


The new AMD's are a good amount better than the old ones in games. Intel is still better but I would not say it is ~$200 better(difference in the cost from just buying the AMD CPU vs Intel CPU(~$200) + Mobo(~$100-$150).

I think you would be happy with the FX-8320 or FX-8350.
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February 6, 2013 6:58:51 PM

Derza10 said:
I don't know of any TV that can accept more than 60Hz signal... The difference in the TVs Hz is what the tv does with the 60 Hz signal...

Most 120/240/480/etc hz TVs will only accept a normal 60hz signal and either display the same signal for two refresh cycles or use interpolation. This causes a lot of input lag and is horrible for gaming.

So i should just stick with 60hz TV? espicially for gaming?
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a b U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 7:02:11 PM

kengkmz said:
So i should just stick with 60hz TV? espicially for gaming?


Well most tv's will have an option to not run at "120Hz" you just have to switch to that setting... Maybe "gaming" setting or something. So you can still get a 120Hz tv, you just won't be able to get 120fps on it- only 60.
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February 6, 2013 7:02:17 PM

Derza10 said:
The new AMD's are a good amount better than the old ones in games. Intel is still better but I would not say it is ~$200 better(difference in the cost from just buying the AMD CPU vs Intel CPU(~$200) + Mobo(~$100-$150).

I think you would be happy with the FX-8320 or FX-8350.

money is not much of a problem for me. beside i can always sell my cpu/mother board to my friends. i just want what best for price to me.
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February 6, 2013 7:02:37 PM

Best answer selected by kengkmz.
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February 6, 2013 7:04:25 PM

thank you everyone for advice
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