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5970 bottle necking

qugel

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I decided to build a PC with a 5970 a few days ago, and came up with this:

Intel Core i5 750

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55, LGA1156, mATX, CFX

Antec Mini P180

Sapphire HD 5970 OC

Thermaltake Toughpower 750

Mushkin Blackline 2x2GB

now my brother said it would be able to run just fine on 4gb of ram & the processor, but i just want to go sure with such an investment.

also i will be overclocking the cpu to 4ghz
 

Cogman

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The video card you are choosing is essentially top of the line. It won't bottleneck. Your choice in processor should also do the trick just fine, most games now-a-days are less CPU bound and more GPU bound anyways.

I, personally, would get a slower video card and more ram. But I have a lower priority on gaming vs general performance.

I've never had good experiences with thermal take, I would recommend switching power supplies to something else. The Seasonic X series is a VERY good power supply, and the 650W version of it can be had for ~$30 more then what you are paying for the thermaltake PSU.
 

Madcatatlas

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topic titles are so misleading these days. Try " Will 5970 be a bottleneck in this setup?"

Some games are cpu dependant and some gpu. But as mentioned, your getting the fastest graphics card there is atm, so you got that base covered.
Unless you are interested in Crossfire/Sli in which case 2x 5870s and 2x 480s give more, and cost more. And in the 480s case, have some negatives which you need to consider.
 
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lavaheadache

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All games are cpu dependant and gpu dependant. For that matter they are Hdd and ram dependant too.

The real question is what is the weakest link in a given scenario?
 

faxon

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The video card you are choosing is essentially top of the line. It won't bottleneck. Your choice in processor should also do the trick just fine, most games now-a-days are less CPU bound and more GPU bound anyways.

I, personally, would get a slower video card and more ram. But I have a lower priority on gaming vs general performance.

I've never had good experiences with thermal take, I would recommend switching power supplies to something else. The Seasonic X series is a VERY good power supply, and the 650W version of it can be had for ~$30 more then what you are paying for the thermaltake PSU.
i concur. that seasonic unit is a good pick if you want the best efficiency possible, but it's kinda pricey as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-088-_-Product

some other good picks would be the HX750 from corsair, or the strider plus 750 from silverstone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256059

review on the strider plus at jonnyguru. seems like the best value for your money @ only $120

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=183
 
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