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hi guys i will getting a 965be and hopefully oc to 4ghz

and im just wanted to double check will the gtx 780 be a bad bottleneck for my cpu with these games

games lke bf3 / farcry 3/gta4/css-csgo/max payne 3 planetside 2 sleeping dogs and crysis 3

and i will be using 3 monitors and the res will be 4800x900

what do u think ?
post #2 of 34
Planetside 2 would probably start bringing the chip to its knees even at a hefty overclock. Not many games have that many entities going on. If you're buying new I would look into getting something with more cores like the FX6300 for slightly more. It uses less power has more cores and clocks higher (relatively) than a phenom II 965 which will be a better fit for your graphics card. The 965 is a solid cpu but newer games with that 780 will start to make you crave some more. Also with that tier of resolution you might even want to up to the 8 core if possible beacuse of how much Planetside 2 demands out of a cpu.
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post #3 of 34
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would a r9 280x bottleneck it then and im kinda tight on money because my old i7 3820 and the motherboard died on me
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A 280X is a good pair with an overclocked Phenom II quad in terms of value. There are a lot of guys running overclocked single 7970s (which is the same gpu) without a fuss. Adding much more than that you start getting bottlenecked pretty noticeably in games. Planetside 2 is just a whole can of worms unto its own. The game is very much cpu bound and doesn't get much scaling without throwing more cpu power at it even if someone has dual titans. There have been lots of performance patches to combat it but the nature of the game itself requires lots of cpu grunt. You shouldn't run into any lack of performance in other games though.
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post #5 of 34
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with any other games will be bottlenecked and so the r9 280x will be good for a 965be and will the r9 280x be good for 4800x900 gaming with no aa
post #6 of 34
I'm not experienced with multi-monitor gaming benchmarks. Most of my knowledge is around the 1080p/1440p stuff and your resolution is way higher than that. All I can recommend is to maybe head over to the multi-monitor or 1440p/1600p gaming club threads and see what kind of framerate those guys are getting out of all the different types of hardware.
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post #7 of 34
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just one more question if i oc my cpu to 3.8-4ghz will that help if my cpu getting bottleneck at stock speeds ?
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just one more question if i oc my cpu to 3.8-4ghz will that help if my cpu getting bottleneck at stock speeds ?

Like Overkill said, in Planetside 2 you will have serious issues, no matter what the config is, as it requires a lot of CPU juice. In most other games, you will be fine.
   
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post #9 of 34
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hey grmadness i rember u from when i had my x4 955be and u helped me oc that chip
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hey grmadness i rember u from when i had my x4 955be and u helped me oc that chip

Merry Christmas, though i guess it is the 26th down there... biggrin.gif

Anyways, Overkill managed to cover everything in two posts, so I can't be much of a helper... But yeah, 965 does have performance issues in that game (actually, an 8 core would be a great compliment for your monitor setup, the 8320 is a very good clocker and with a good effort you can go up to 5Ghz -on water-, but at 4,5-4,7Ghz you will be good, just keep in mind the power consumption which grows in a nasty way at these frequencies)
   
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