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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm currently using an i3-3220 and am thinking of upgrading my GPU to a gtx970 but I'm worried if it'll cause bottlenecking.also,is a Silverstone strider essential 500W enough? I read a GPU guide saying it's enough but some of my friends say it won't be.

Thanks for the guidance!

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Power supply should be enough, but your i3 will bottleneck in many demanding titles. 

That being said, if you have the money, you should still go for the 970 if you're looking to increase your gaming performance.


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Only get it if you're planning on upgrading that CPU to an Ivy Bridge i5 or i7 soon. Otherwise the GTX 970 will be a waste of money and you could go with a GTX 960 instead. Always makes more sense to have a balanced system unless you're doing upgrades soon so that it's not unbalanced for long.

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Only get it if you're planning on upgrading that CPU to an Ivy Bridge i5 or i7 soon. Otherwise the GTX 970 will be a waste of money and you could go with a GTX 960 instead. Always makes more sense to have a balanced system unless you're doing upgrades soon so that it's not unbalanced for long.

 

Get a 280X if you are thinking of getting the 960.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I actually wanted the 280x but heard about complaints with stuttering and also it doesn't seem like my PSU is powerful enough, but thanks for the insight guys, I guess I'll upgrade GPU then look for a second hand i5 or i7

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I actually wanted the 280x but heard about complaints with stuttering and also it doesn't seem like my PSU is powerful enough, but thanks for the insight guys, I guess I'll upgrade GPU then look for a second hand i5 or i7

 

Your Seasonic 550w is enough for a 280x. And I didn't have any stuttering issues in my 280x.


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I would R9 290.


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