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I got intel i5-750 @ 3,4 GHz and HD 5770.

I want to upgrade only graphics to HD 7970 and hold it for like 3 years.

Is it worth it ? I mean will it bottleneck or anything like that ?

Also my MOBO is PCI-E 2.1 and HD 7970 is PCI-E 3.0. Will it work ?

I have heard that my CPU is powerful enough even to hold GTX 680.


So should i buy new HD 7970 for 3 years and after 3 years upgrade all or just make new build now ?
    
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post #2 of 19
Whats your budget? Thats what we need to help you choose the best upgrade path. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 19
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I was planning now to buy HD 7970 only. I can buy new build in 2013. I dont know yet. I have not enough money for my new build now. Only for graphics. I got only like 500$ on my card but i will get more money in January
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snappy90 View Post

I was planning now to buy HD 7970 only. I can buy new build in 2013. I dont know yet. I have not enough money for my new build now. Only for graphics. I got only like 500$ on my card but i will get more money in January

Well i think your i5 might bottleneck your 7970 A little bit, however i dont think it would be too serious. And if youre getting a complete new computer next year, i think that the 7970 would be a good place to start. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 19
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So im going to buy HD 7970 now and in next year just new build thumb.gif


i5 3570k
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post #6 of 19
Just get a card now.

Isn't there a way to oc locked i5's a tiny bit to get a bit more out of them..? I'm sure I've seen a thread on that around here somewhere.
 
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For real life 7950 Vs GTX 680 FPS numbers check this thread it is under post no 4 in the thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1339638/what-a-gtx-680-can-do
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post #8 of 19
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My i5-750 is oc'ed from 2,66 to 3,4 mhz
    
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post #9 of 19
You already have a thread on this.....why make another one? headscratch.gif
post #10 of 19
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Not with this. Im asking if it is worth to buy HD 7970 now with my current setup.
    
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