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Old September 16, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Hi guys,

i'm trying to figure out if my current rig is limited by either my CPU (which would entail getting a new mobo to upgrade) or my GPU (which would save money for a while).

here's a list of hardware:

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3.0 mobo
AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2Ghz (propus core)
Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 4x4GB
Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR3

Any thoughts?
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Old September 19, 2012, 01:13 AM
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You're GPU bottlenecked here for gaming. By how much, depends on the resolution of your monitor.
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Old September 19, 2012, 02:40 AM
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You're GPU bottlenecked here for gaming. By how much, depends on the resolution of your monitor.
I figured I was gonna need a new graphics card, but a little verification never hurts. I usually run 1360x768 on my main monitor(26" 720p lcd tv) and 1600x900 on my auxiliary screen(acer 21" LED monitor).
Any suggestions on a PCI-E 2.0x16 card with a $150 USD budget?

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Old September 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
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HD7770 GHz Edition should do, sorry for the late response.
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