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Am I bottlenecked?

I'm trying to figure out if I'm bottlenecked or not.

 

Specs:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

CPU: i7-2600k 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB (XMP enabled)

GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR (1300mhz@1050mv)

HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012)

PSU: Some 750W Rosewill (unfortunately I can't remember the model)

 

I can't upgrade, so what would you recommend I do if I'm bottlenecked?

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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That should be fine

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I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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19 hours ago, Satyrn said:

what would you recommend I do if I'm bottlenecked?

Depends on why you think you might be bottlenecked. That subjective question. If you PC works for the loads you are having, then you might not be badly bottlenecked. Every PC has bottleneck. It means that one of your components is slower for the task you need to accomplish.

 

From the part list, the first bottleneck is your HDD. As SSDs have been the thing for over 5 years. Next is probably CPU, but that will depend on what you are actually doing with this PC.

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19 hours ago, Satyrn said:

I can't upgrade, so what would you recommend I do if I'm bottlenecked?

close as much background programs as possible while gaming, especially a browser. You only have 8 GB of RAM.

Overclock your CPU and GPU to the max. safe limit to get the most out of it.

 

Not much more you can do.

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5 hours ago, Teddy07 said:

close as much background programs as possible while gaming, especially a browser. You only have 8 GB of RAM.

Overclock your CPU and GPU to the max. safe limit to get the most out of it.

 

Not much more you can do.

I've tried 4.3ghz overclock on my CPU before, but I would get a lot of bluescreens. I'll try 4ghz maybe, although I don't imagine I'll see much improvement.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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At some point I plan to get a RAM upgrade, 2x8GB, and a somewhat small SSD for using with Intel Smart Response.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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2 minutes ago, Satyrn said:

At some point I plan to get a RAM upgrade, 2x8GB, and a somewhat small SSD for using with Intel Smart Response.

I don´t think it is worth investing anymore in this pc aside from a SSD because you can reuse it in the future. Ryzen is just so cheap

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5 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

Ryzen is just so cheap

Ahem...

https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569?Description=ryzen 5 3600&cm_re=ryzen_5 3600-_-19-113-569-_-Product

Ryzen 5 3600 for $321 USD?
MSRP $200 USD?
I find fault.

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Just now, ragnarok0273 said:

Precisely. I am a proud budget gamer, and I'm not spending $300 for a CPU. 

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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Oh, and I would have to swap out my motherboard too.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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Just now, Satyrn said:

Precisely. I am a proud budget gamer, and I'm not spending $300 for a CPU. 

I spent around $200 on my 3600 after tax because it was $179.

Now I'm just waiting to get another because I have everything but the chip.

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Just now, Satyrn said:

Oh, and I would have to swap out my motherboard too.

Well, to get anything modern you would have to swap your motherboard. LGA1155 is 2 Intel sockets old now.

At least PCIe doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

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1 minute ago, ragnarok0273 said:

I spent around $200 on my 3600 after tax because it was $179.

Now I'm just waiting to get another because I have everything but the chip.

There's still the issue with having to switch motherboards.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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14 hours ago, Satyrn said:

At some point I plan to get a RAM upgrade, 2x8GB, and a somewhat small SSD for using with Intel Smart Response.

I would advice getting big SSD as you can use it later. With small SSD you are just wasting money unless you can get it for $30 or something under that. New 500Gb SSD is just $50. With RAM, sure if price is right.

 

13 hours ago, Satyrn said:

Precisely. I am a proud budget gamer, and I'm not spending $300 for a CPU. 

If you are budget, newer go for new.

 

13 hours ago, Satyrn said:

There's still the issue with having to switch motherboards.

You have to do platform upgrade (CPU+mobo+RAM) anyway at some point. And it will be expensive, regardless of what you pick. Best CPU your mobo can support is 3770K. So the dilemma is, can you get cheap upgrades easily now. Or is it better to save up some $500 for full platform upgrade.

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