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Unleashing my card for $200?

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ok so i know my CPU + Motherboard are vicously holding back my 7900 GT, so the goal is to ultimately unleash the beast and get rid of the most of the bottlenecking. So the question is, if i buy a DFI Lanparty NF4 with an AMD 3700+ SD and get it OC'd up to 3.0 GHz will my card be bottlenecking horribly still?

Thanks to helpers!
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No, you won't be bottlenecked at 3 GHz, at least not noticeably. However, you may be bottlenecked by the 1 GB of RAM in games like BF2 that love to eat your RAM. I honestly don't think my CPU is bottlenecking me anymore. I think my video card used to, but I get playable framerates even in FEAR maved out, and I'm only at 2.4 GHz, so if you get a 3 GHz CPU, your only noticeable bottleneck would be your RAM or, once games become written for dual cores, by the fact that it's single core. However, fo now, no, it won't bottleneck you.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
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Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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That's fine, im planning on getting a new HD plus 2 Gigs of RAM after that upgrade.
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