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    I made a huge mistake buying this build. Bottleneck

    Main specs: MSI A320M PRO-VH PLUS GTX 1050Ti Ryzen 5 2600 8GB DDR4 2666MHz I play on 1080p 75Hz. A bit longer than one year ago I made a pc build which I was really excited about. Back then I did not have much knowledge about computers in general, so I didn't buy an SSD with it, which already...
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    How to test for PCI-Express bottleneck?

    Hello experts :) I'm running a brand spanking new GPU on a very dusty motherboard. Is it possible somehow to see the PCI-Express bus utilization and if it is bottlenecking the GPU? I know you can google some tests, opinions and theoretical numbers but I'd like to be able to see/test it myself...
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    Noob question: Is a 7700 or 7700K a better "match" for a 1070 GPU in Dan A4?

    So, my noob question... Is a 7700 or 7700K a better match for a 1070 GPU in a Dan A4? I ask because I imagine that pairing underpowered hardware, with overpowered hardware, creates an "inefficiency" of sorts. Maybe not a "bottleneck" exactly, but something like that. I imagine getting the...
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    CPU Bottleneck. Where to go from here? Answer: New GPU

    I'm currently running an i5-4670k overclocked to 4.7GHz* and a GTX480 I have a 144hz screen and in the games that I don't get 144 frames per second such as Insurgency or Natural Selection 2, it's still very smooth, but it will float around 100 and vary. When I look at the system status it shows...
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    Will Core i3-530 bottleneck GTX 1050?

    Hi! My graphics card was acting up lately, so I'm looking to buy a replacement. Is GTX 1050 (non Ti version) worth it with my Core i3-530 CPU over GTX 750 Ti or the bottleneck will nullify the advantage of the better card? My system specs: OS Windows 10 and Arch Linux CPU Intel Core i3-530...
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    Bottlenecking a GPU/Motherboard

    So recently when the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 980 Ti was 10% off I went ahead and went for it. (I know that the new generation is just around the corner, I have a few reasons behind doing this.) I am soon going to be rebuilding my PC in a Manta from NZXT with the motherboard I am going to be...