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Will I Be Bottle-Necked By Upgrading To R9 280X?

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Hey guys, I'm planning to get back into gaming as I have a little bit more time now. My system is out of date but I think upgrading the video card alone I should be ok for awhile? I'm looking into the R9 280X. Would that go ok with my sig rig?
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Well your cpu won't push the card to full potential, but you'll get some nice frames out of a R9 280x regardless. Cpu bound games will be the only problem.

I'd go for it.
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Agreed, You can always upgrade your cpu later on and enjoy the fps that 280x will give you till then.
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