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Old September 21, 2010, 08:53 PM
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at that res you could get a gts 450 and do just fine
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Old September 21, 2010, 09:02 PM
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But i want to turn all the eye candy on. Will i be able to do that at my resolution without bottlenecking?

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Old September 22, 2010, 01:51 AM
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Uh thats kinda the definition of a bottleneck, your CPU will be sending more information then your GPU can handle if you crank everything up max.
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Old September 22, 2010, 01:58 AM
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Umm, that means if i set everything to max my gpu will be bottlenecked?
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Old September 22, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Umm, that means if i set everything to max my gpu will be bottlenecked?
Well, sort of. It all depends on the game and the resolution you're running.

If you're concerned about bottlenecking, then the easiest thing for you do (so you won't be confused) is just forget everything go with this.........

Search online for a GOOD review of the card you are going to buy. Once you get your card installed, run some games and benchmarks with similar settings used in the review. Note your results. Then compare it to what you see in the review and try to determine if your CPU is good enough or not. You don't need to be anally thorough. Just get yourself a ballpark idea regarding your rigs performance.

If the results are similar (within 3-4 fps) then your laughing.
If the rig in the review that you're comparing to is getting way better results ( around 5+ fps) then what your system can produce in the same test, then your cpu will obviously be bottlenecking your graphics card.
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Old September 22, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Just buy an Alien Ware and give up on your aspirations to reduce bottlenecking.
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Just buy an Alien Ware and give up on your aspirations to reduce bottlenecking.
Yeah.... there's some good advice.
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Old September 22, 2010, 07:31 PM
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LOL, I only have $1000 to spend, and its not USD. But all the benchmarks and reviews i have seen are always using 1680x1050 ,1920x1080 etc. Never seen a benchamark using 1440x900 resolution.
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Old September 22, 2010, 08:20 PM
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$1000??!! Dude, you can build yourself a brand new core i5 system for that much cash. Here's an example...

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...l&promoid=1223 $89.99

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ufacture=Intel $227.99

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...SI%2FMicroStar $166.64

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...SI%2FMicroStar $254.99

That's $739.61 plustax, shippping and insurance and you're looking at less than $900. Add an aftermarket cooler and you're good to go. Some MSI boards have an OC genie button which figures out all your overclocking settings and sets them for you if you don't want to mess around in your bios.
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Old September 22, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Hold your horses my friend, didn't u read the words "and its not USD"? I roughly have about USD333.33 after i convert it from Malaysian Ringgit.
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