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and there wouldnt be an issue with bottlenecking or is that not really an issue in this case?

 

I have to admit that I have the same concern. Would the i3-3240 present any problems?

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post #82 of 94
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and ive played all the other games on the ps3 so would only really be looking at the new ones comming out
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post #83 of 94
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im willing to upgrade my CPU in the future but want the best card i can get that will last as long as possible, if i bought a card that my CPU bottlenecked would it damage it or would it just not run at full capacity untill i upgraded my CPU
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post #84 of 94

I wouldn't worry about "bottlenecking" for running any single GPU.  Would a faster / higher core CPU give you better performance, sure, probably in some cases, but that isn't necessarily bottlenecking a GPU.  I'm using a CeleronG1610 (2.6ghz dual core, no HT, no Turbo) with my GTX 780, and it seems fine for folding at least.  I haven't tried gaming with the 780 at all.

 

For a lot of games going forward, you'll benefit from a CPU upgrade, but given that you just bought the CPU, and it's only a h61 board, I wouldn't worry about that right now.

post #85 of 94
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only h61 is that the worst kind lol? i thought my board had alot of scope for upgrades
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post #86 of 94
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only h61 is that the worst kind lol? i thought my board had alot of scope for upgrades

 

The H61 chipset means no CPU overclocking at all.

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post #87 of 94
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ah cool cool nothing im really looking into anyway wouldnt know were to start lol, but i think i have a better idea of what i am looking for thanks people and goodnight
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thanks i will look through those list tomorrow really need my bed lol
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post #90 of 94

A good 450W PSU is more than enough!

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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