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i have a e7300 right now running at stock 2.66ghz. I just ordered a 660gtx how much will the e7300 bottleneck it?
I usually play 1440x900
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Originally Posted by kamil234 View Post

i have a e7300 right now running at stock 2.66ghz. I just ordered a 660gtx how much will the e7300 bottleneck it?
I usually play 1440x900

My old core2duo @ 3GHz bottlenecks the crap out of a stock GTX 460 768MB, I haven't seen more than 85% usage in any game, even single player story games.

The GTX 660 is much, MUCH faster than that gimped GTX 460 so I would recommend a cpu/ platform upgrade soon to get the most out of your new card.
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My old core2duo @ 3GHz bottlenecks the crap out of a stock GTX 460 768MB, I haven't seen more than 85% usage in any game, even single player story games.

The GTX 660 is much, MUCH faster than that gimped GTX 460 so I would recommend a cpu/ platform upgrade soon to get the most out of your new card.

Thanks for the quick reply. I was going to order new parts from newegg (i5-37xx, 8gb ram, 1155LGA mobo) but i think im going to wait until i get the card and see how it performs in the games i play
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You can always wait for Haswell, so price of Ivy Bridge might be lower than current situation or you can find nice deal/discount for them. There wont be much changing between Ivy/Haswell (like they're saying in recent reports) but waiting for it for price drops could be a good idea.

(If you can wait that long of course.)
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Grab an i5 3570K. It will serve you for a long time (at least 2 years from now)....or wait for haswell...so you can decide which one you will be picked. but I'm sure that once Haswell is release, you will get awesome price for Ivy.
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You can always wait for Haswell, so price of Ivy Bridge might be lower than current situation or you can find nice deal/discount for them. There wont be much changing between Ivy/Haswell (like they're saying in recent reports) but waiting for it for price drops could be a good idea.

(If you can wait that long of course.)

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Grab an i5 3570K. It will serve you for a long time (at least 2 years from now)....or wait for haswell...so you can decide which one you will be picked. but I'm sure that once Haswell is release, you will get awesome price for Ivy.

yea i broke down and ordered parts from local microcenter. even cheaper then newegg. got 8gb ram, i5 3570k, asus z77 motherboard, case, some fans, and misc goodies
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