Looking for any Bottlenecks in my system


Dec 1, 2009
I built my system about 3 months ago and will be using it to play Diablo 3 and a few other upcoming games.

I am trying to eliminate any bottlenecks I may have before those games release.

Here are my current specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive I will be adding a SSD later this year most likely.

Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9

Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Network Card: onboard

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Sound Card: onboard

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

x Heavy

Aug 16, 2011
Your hard drive.

Then your onboard sound and network. The vid card is ok.

Finally but not last... for a game box, just have that game and windows along with maybe a firewall or router and some kind of anti virus and a clean external backup.

I suspect you don't want the pain of buying SSD's now. But believe me when I say a SSD in 6.0 or PCIe slot is way better than any spinning hard drive.

However I still use a stack of old 7200 rpm's from my parts box in several machines to hold music, video and data that does not require speed.