I currently have an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor and am wanting to upgrade my GPU to at least a GTX 760 very shortly. Will this CPU be a big bottleneck so that I will need to upgrade it as well? If it is, what would be the minimum I'd need to upgrade to? Also any advice on ways to tell it is the CPU bottlenecking you would be appreciated.
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That cpu will not bottleneck that gpu enough to worry about with gpu prone games. With games that do put strain on the cpu all you really need to do is overclock that Phenom to 3.6ghz+ and you will be in decent shape. If you have a C3 version of the cpu you wont have to touch the voltage at all to get 3,6-3.8 ghz.
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