Will there be a bottleneck?

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LordReserei's picture
Joined: 04/13/2010
Posts: 19

These are my current specs.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 24GB (3x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9
CPU: Phenom II x6 1090T BE 3.5GHz
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
Video card: XFX HD6870 1GB GDDR5
Case: Cooler master Elite 430
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo w/ Blade Master 92mm fan
Case Fans: 5x 120mm fans (2x generic LED, 1x Cooler Master LED, 2x Xilence)
PSU: OCZ ZT Series 650W
- OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA III
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA II

I'm thinking of upgrading soon and buying a Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce X3 OC 3GB for my birthday. Does anyone know if there would be a bottleneck anywhere?

Thanks in advance.

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit|Asus M5A97 R2.0|Phenom II x6 1090T BE 3.5Ghz (OC)|Kingston HyperX Blu 24GB DDR3 1600MHz|Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce 3X 3GB|OCZ Vertex 4 128GB/Seagate Barracuda 2TB|CoolerMaster Elite 430|CoolerMaster TX3 Evo w/ Blade Master fan.

limeDk's picture
Joined: 04/22/2011
Posts: 124

no i can't see any bottlenecking problems

spawnkiller's picture
Joined: 05/06/2012
Posts: 310

You'll be totaly fine, no bottleneck in that setup and you will be able to upgrade to a better gpu too when the time will be for you ;)

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Manic Mouse
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Joined: 02/01/2007
Posts: 125

Don't see anything that sticks out as a performance roadblock on that system OM.

You should be fine for anything short of a rabid benchmark burner.

Don't go nuts with multitasking when running anything time sensitive. 3 or 4 CPU/Memory/Disk intensive apps running in your system will lag any consumer level system. Be sure also to tune your networking to get the best possible throughput with your ISP. If you are going to be doing any online gaming, don't go downloading multiple gigabytes of HD porn at the same time.

Mark Baker

Gigabyte Z79X-UD5H, Intel i7 4790K @4.4Ghz (stock speed), 32gb G.Skill RipjawsZ 10-10-10-30 PC3-12800, Sapphire HD 7950 3GB, OCZ Vertex 4, Vertex 3, Intel 510 & Adata SSDs, wrapped in a CoolerMaster HAF XM case