ASUS 560 Ti + E2180?

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Hello, i am looking forward to upgrade my old ATI x1650 with an ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP, but i am a bit worried about few things that may cause problems.

My PC atm is:
Intel® Desktop Board DP35DP
Intel C2D E2180
3GB DDR2 RAM @ 800 MHz

Since my PSU is too weak for the job, i am going to buy a Chieftec APS-750c since it's the only brand they offer in the local service and i think it is fine. I will go for a SLI after a year or 2 with that PSU.

So, is there any problem that my CPU @ 2 GHz and old motherboard might cause to the new GPU's performance and reliability. (i can go with 10-20% in performance drop)
And i have to notice that my motherboard isn't allowing any OC on the CPU.

I am trying to get a future proof video card that i can sli in the next few years so it can work well atleast 4-5 years. Anyway if my system is too bad i will have to get something less powerful.

Every opinion is welcome.
 

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1280x1024 and 1920x1080. When my monitor arrives ill change to 1920x1080, but for now ill be using 1280x1024(couple of weeks).
 

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can u kindly explain this why should at lower resolution gpu gets bottlenecked by cpu?I thought at low resolution there will be less stress and frame rate will be good :??:
 

At lower resolutions the GPU will be trying to get data from CPU faster than than than the CPU can process and pass on that data.
 

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Yep that's why im getting new monitor, good that it will be fine. Anyway i was wondering if that PSU is good enough as it should be because it has 4 x 12V rails. Somewhere i read that it's best to use 12V3 and 12V4 rails to power up the GPU?Can you clarify this if you can?
 

In most if not all PSU's the 12v 'rails' are taken from the same point so it makes no difference which one(s) you use.
 
the cpu is too slow for most modern games, doesnt even meet the minimum requirements for some games, you will ge tpoor performance regardless of video card. Upgrade cpu and vid card. get an e6600 and a 6850 and you will have a better all round performang pc.
 

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Thank you, mousemonkey.
@ Crowe, you have a point and it will be much better for now(as i can see that you are using it). But first of all i prefer SLI over Crossfire, with a reason not only nvidia fan based, and i'm not sure if its worth the upgrade from E2180 to E6600. It doesn't seem to be quite and upgrade when there are i3,5,7 at very good prices...ofcourse then i have to upgrade MB, but everything with it's time.
I was just wondering if it will be fine for now to go with that obviously bad CPU and that even more obviously excellent video card, and i think it's fine. I don't want to play BF3 or Metro 2033, i might try them out but i'm not very eager...
Thanks for the responses. I think i'll buy the 560ti and the chieftec psu and change the other stuff a bit, in the near future :)
 

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thanks for the reply.but i still don't understand it clearly. :(
so can u kindly give me a link from from where i can know about cpu and gpu performance and other related issues in high and low resolution in details? :) :)

thanks in advance.
 

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okay my cpu is dual core E5700 which is almost as same as yours.so what kind of performance i can get from my cpu if i use a gtx 460 or 6850?

(i also asked a somewhat similar question in my thread but everyone suggested to get a new cpu which is not possible for me for at least one year :( so it will be helpful :D )

for cpu comparison http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/388/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E6600_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_E5700.html

link to the thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=319594&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
 

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i have same question as topic but I have E2180 OC 2.0GHz @ 3,2GHz using 1920*1080, 4GB 800DDR2@850 and 9600GT which i have in plans to upgrade to 560. Will it work good with this OC?