Ok i have a
i5 - 2400
550 ti evga fpb
ecs h61h2 m2
320 gigs sata2
8 gigs 1333 ddr3
1680 x 1050 monitor
i was thinking about getting a 650 ti ssc evga , i usually play bf3 , day z and lol
does the i5-2400 bottleneck the video card? or the card bottlenecks?
January 27, 2013, 1:47am
I would say get an SSD or maybe a new motherboard and CPU.
your i5 2400 WILL NOT bottle neck the gtx 650, infact if you have a little extra grab a gtx 660. you might start bottlenecking in higher end cards, but it would be very minor, and it would have to be like a gtx 690, maybe 680 but i still think your fine with a 680.
and the motherboard could be a little nicer but as long as it holds up you'll be fine.
January 27, 2013, 2:00am
The 650ti is an improvement on the 550ti but not by a huge ammount. An SSD will only help with load times and file transfer times, it has little effect on gaming (bar loading intervals).
You might be able to get a 3rd generation i5 if you have the second revision of that motherboard.
If you just wanting a bit more FPS then perhaps the graphics card and some 1600mhz ram but to be fair if the PC is doing what you want right now i would save up that cash for the next lot of CPUs.
thanks for all the answers , i was thinking about holding till haswell arrives to change cpu, do u know something about the prices of the new gen?
January 27, 2013, 9:14pm
maybe a 7850 or if you can get a 7870 even beter.
January 27, 2013, 9:16pm
A 560ti. It's a no brainer, you can find a used/refurb for around the same as a 650ti, but the 560ti competes with all the midrange GPUs from this generation,
If you can, try to get a 7870. It's a great card for the price, and will play almost anything you throw at it at max settings at 1080p.
i would love to have a 560 , 7870 or a 7850 the issue is that i have a 430 watts thermatalke psu
i regret about this , i can find really cheap used psus