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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Im building my first gaming PC, and Im wondering if I will bottleneck my GPU too much, If I dont overclock.

My specs are:

Intel i7 3770k CPU

GTX 680 4gb GPU OR GTX Titan 6GB Will either bottleneck?

Asus Maximus extreme motherboard

16 gigs of ram

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

You won't bottleneck it. And why 16 GB ram and that mobo?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

You'd be better off saving the 600 from the GTX Titan, buying a factory overclocked GTX680 that offers 95% of the performance for 40% of the price, and spending the rest on the upcoming 4930K or the 3930K and a different mobo, water cooling, hookers and blow.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 20:47)
You'd be better off saving the 600 from the GTX Titan, buying a factory overclocked GTX680 that offers 95% of the performance for 40% of the price, and spending the rest on the upcoming 4930K or the 3930K and a different mobo, water cooling, hookers and blow.

I heard with the i7 3930k, that most games don't take full advtantage of it because of the cores and the 3770k is much better for gaming.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (TheSmutPeddler @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 01:01)
QUOTE (sivispacem @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 20:47)
You'd be better off saving the 600 from the GTX Titan, buying a factory overclocked GTX680 that offers 95% of the performance for 40% of the price, and spending the rest on the upcoming 4930K or the 3930K and a different mobo, water cooling, hookers and blow.

I heard with the i7 3930k, that most games don't take full advtantage of it because of the cores and the 3770k is much better for gaming.

Currently, sure. But the fact the next-generation consoles are going to be 8+ threads suggests that games within the nest year or so are going to start utilising multi-threaded and multi-core processor capability to a far greater extent than we see currently. Given that, you'll probably see a far greater performance jump from the older 3930k than you would the newer 3770k as newer titles come along. That said though there's really no point in buying the GTX Titan. A single, non-reference-boarded GTX680 performs just as well as the Titan up to 2560x1600, but for less than half the price. Two GTX680s in SLI top it, for about 20 less.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:10 AM

Get a 680 and definitely OC the 3770k to 4-4.5GHz. Otherwise you're wasting your money going with a "k" model and not even overclocking. I've had my 2600k @ 4.3GHz nice and cool for a year and a half now. 3770k may run a little warmer but that's nothing a good aftermarket cooler couldn't fix.




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