Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:30 PM Edited by David., 18 November 2013 - 05:27 PM.
I'm looking for a new graphics card, preferably Nvidia. Following is my current setup
Corsair Memory 8 GB DDR3 1600
XFX ATI Radeon HD6870
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K
ASUS P8P67 LE
Corsair 750W Power Supply
I have my eye on the 770, but I'm not sure if this card will cause bottlenecks. Also, my motherboard is low-end so I don't know if it supports that card too. My power supply is 750W, so that won't be an issue.
if you have any other suggestions, links from amazon would be nice! Budget is $400.
Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:29 PM
As for the CPU, other than not having HyperTread like the i7-2600 has, there no difference. The only time you'll see a real difference between the i7 and i5 is in things that use full CPU power like compressing large files. The only difference between the SandyBridge, which have, and the IvyBridge is a slight increase in CPU speed but other wise the biggest difference is the internal GPU which means nothing when you're using a real graphics card.
Over all I would say you're fine going to the 770. You might see a slight over all performance increase if you get a better mobo. Keep in mind the mobo is not made to support SLI but it will do CrossFireX, which personally I think is stupid but whatever.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:08 PM
I second what Wolf says.
A 770 would be a great fit, the i5 2500k is still a great CPU, which competes well with Ivy Bridge/offers pretty much the same performance as.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:53 PM
"Dual slot" means that the card obscures the PCI slot directly below it.
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