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Kay, I just bought a new PSU and graphics card (corsair 750 and 4870 respectively).... But I'm wondering if I really need to upgrade my ram/CPU/Mobo....

my thinking was thus: if i'm going to upgrade my ram/cpu/mobo it's going to be for intel i7/an x58 board, but with the prices of that so high I don't know about it... I've seen countless others with much worse CPUs than me that have the same GFX card (4870) anyway (and more than half of them aren't overclocking)

What do you guys think? Am I going to experience that much of a bottleneck?
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i cant really see the point, you will be fine in games with that resolution. Only if you love to bench it makes a little sense.

But the question is do you have the money available to spend?
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I would hold off. Like said above that machine should do fine at the res, and you already have a futureproof psu and video card. Let AMD's next cpu come out and wait for Intel lower those I7 prices before you decide. Still plenty of life in your current machine. No bottleneck should really arise while gaming, most likely will occur in 3Dmark and other 3D benchs, but you should be quite happy with your current setup.
Edited by pinkfloyd1 - 12/18/08 at 1:50pm
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