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I'm new to upgrading computers, (being a console gamer for much of my life) and recently I've saved enough money to buy this graphics card: http://www.ebuyer.com/510172-gigabyte-gtx-770-2gb-gddr5-7000mhz-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-gv-n770oc-2gd

My current specs are:

Motherboard:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004S9JXPW/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

PSU:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004O0P9TO/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

CPU:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NNW/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

RAM:
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered


My current graphics card is:

Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card


I had a friend help with my current build and I've heard that bottlenecking is an issue if your CPU isn't as good enough as your graphics card. So i'm really confused. With my current specs, can i upgrade to the gtx 770 oc?

Many thanks for your time
post #2 of 9
For a single 770 you might get a very slight bottleneck since your processor isn't overclockable. I wouldn't worry about it much though. The 770 is a very powerful card.

Welcome to OCN and enjoy!!smile.gif
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sory never mind
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Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post

For a single 770 you might get a very slight bottleneck since your processor isn't overclockable. I wouldn't worry about it much though. The 770 is a very powerful card.

Welcome to OCN and enjoy!!smile.gif

Thanks very much for your advice!

Is my PSU and motherboard good enough to handle the new graphics card?
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by newlander393 View Post

Thanks very much for your advice!

Is my PSU and motherboard good enough to handle the new graphics card?

Yes they are. The rest of your system is fine. You can even get an unlocked ivy bridge processor and overclock that and get a gtx 780 if you wanna go crazy and won the lottery or something. lol
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OP get a haswell core i5 4570 and H87 motherboard. haswell has better IPC and newer instruction set support like AVX2. corsair tx650 is very good. also go for DDR3 1600 Mhz.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Motherboard-4th-Generation-Intel-Core-Processors/dp/B00CUYOWMG/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Graphics-BX80646I54570-Generation-Technology/dp/B00CV3E3WK/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2B1600C9-Performance-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005G9C4K4/

edit : thats only if you have not built your sandy bridge system. if you have stick with it thumb.gif
Edited by raghu78 - 8/9/13 at 10:12am
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post #7 of 9
Btw, my understanding of your post is that what you mean by "current setup" is that you already have the system built and that you are planning to upgrade from a 560ti to a 770. If you are building a brand new system then that's a different story.
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Sorry I should have been more clear, when I mean "current specs" I mean the specs of my current PC, the only thing I am replacing is my graphics card as I already have bought the rest.
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Originally Posted by newlander393 View Post

Sorry I should have been more clear, when I mean "current specs" I mean the specs of my current PC, the only thing I am replacing is my graphics card as I already have bought the rest.

That's fine. That's how I understood it. Have fun with your GTX 770! I might get that card too as a replacement for my GTX 680, will have to see if I get the cash. smile.gif
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