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PC Upgrade Questions

#1Cahill99Posted 10/30/2013 11:05:36 AM(edited)
Currently, I have an i5-750, 4GB DDR-1333 RAM, and a Radeon HD 7870.

Is my RAM and CPU bottlenecking my GPU?

And if I were to upgrade to an i5-4670 and 8GB DDR-1600 RAM, would the 7870 be able to run new releases on the highest settings?

I want to do a complete rebuild of my PC but at the moment, I would only be able to get a motherboard, RAM, and CPU. And my intentions would be to upgrade to a 280x or 770 within a couple of months after Christmas or potentially going Crossfire with another 7870, whatever would be the best option for increased performance.

Thanks.
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#2LoshadtPosted 10/30/2013 11:06:31 AM
Your CPU might be bottlenecking your GPU, but DEFINITELY not the RAM.

A 7870 won't be maxing too many games, even at 1920x1080, but you should be able to run them at high settings with 2x or no MSAA.

4 GB more of RAM wouldn't hurt since it's so cheap, but the speed is only going to make a barely perceptible difference. Hell, it might make no difference whatsoever.
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#3Cahill99(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 12:09:11 PM
What would be the best in terms of GPU then? Crossfire 7870s or a brand new 280x?
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#4LoshadtPosted 10/30/2013 12:10:03 PM
Cahill99 posted...
What would be the best in terms of GPU then? Crossfire 7870s or a brand new 280x?


a single GPU setup would be better, so if you're willing to drop the dosh then go with the 280x.
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