Please help me find the bottleneck!

Hi guys! I just recently bought two 4K monitors and so I would like upgrade my computer a bit. I'd like to invest around $250. Could you please tell me where is the bottleneck in my rig and what would be the best thing I should update? I was thinking of getting a second GTX 970 or getting another GPU to connect it to the existing GPU. Is that a good idea? Thanks for the help! I will appreciate any help.

Here's my rig:
Reply to x-crafts
9 answers Last reply
More about find bottleneck
  1. x-crafts said:
    Hi guys! I just recently bought two 4K monitors and so I would like upgrade my computer a bit. I'd like to invest around $250. Could you please tell me where is the bottleneck in my rig and what would be the best thing I should update? I was thinking of getting a second GTX 970 or getting another GPU to connect it to the existing GPU. Is that a good idea? Thanks for the help! I will appreciate any help.

    Here's my rig:


    Sell the gtx 970 and try to get a gtx 1080 or 1080 ti. Sli is not a good idea since most games don't support it or have a very minor increase in performance for the ones that do support it. Also why 2 psus?
    Reply to jaslion
  2. x-crafts said:
    Hi guys! I just recently bought two 4K monitors and so I would like upgrade my computer a bit. I'd like to invest around $250. Could you please tell me where is the bottleneck in my rig and what would be the best thing I should update? I was thinking of getting a second GTX 970 or getting another GPU to connect it to the existing GPU. Is that a good idea? Thanks for the help! I will appreciate any help.

    Here's my rig:


    I think the bottleneck may be your PSU. Andtheamount of Voltage its providing. Maybe check into this.
    Reply to danielgames612
  3. jaslion said:
    x-crafts said:
    Hi guys! I just recently bought two 4K monitors and so I would like upgrade my computer a bit. I'd like to invest around $250. Could you please tell me where is the bottleneck in my rig and what would be the best thing I should update? I was thinking of getting a second GTX 970 or getting another GPU to connect it to the existing GPU. Is that a good idea? Thanks for the help! I will appreciate any help.

    Here's my rig:


    Sell the gtx 970 and try to get a gtx 1080 or 1080 ti. Sli is not a good idea since most games don't support it or have a very minor increase in performance for the ones that do support it. Also why 2 psus?


    Thanks the answer!

    I only have the second PSU, I forgot to delete the previous one from the list.
    Reply to x-crafts
  4. danielgames612 said:
    x-crafts said:
    Hi guys! I just recently bought two 4K monitors and so I would like upgrade my computer a bit. I'd like to invest around $250. Could you please tell me where is the bottleneck in my rig and what would be the best thing I should update? I was thinking of getting a second GTX 970 or getting another GPU to connect it to the existing GPU. Is that a good idea? Thanks for the help! I will appreciate any help.

    Here's my rig:


    I think the bottleneck may be your PSU. Andtheamount of Voltage its providing. Maybe check into this.


    Thanks for your suggestion! Could you tell me how do I check into it? Is there some sort of a test I can try to see if that is the issue?
    Reply to x-crafts
  5. That psu is fine, danielgames612 needs to read up before responding to threads like these.
    Reply to Vic 40
  6. Vic 40 said:
    That psu is fine, danielgames612 needs to read up before responding to threads like these.



    Thanks Vic, at least I won't have to think about it for now. Any suggestions as to what I should upgrade?
    Reply to x-crafts
  7. As said above the gpu,the only problem is that the gpu's mentioned are way above $250 and the gtx 1060 isn't that much better to spend that kind of money on.
    Your motherboard doesn't support sli so another gtx 970 is also out of the question.Maybe you could sell the gtx 970 and see what you could get money combined.
    Reply to Vic 40
  8. Ok thans a lot! I really appreciate all your help. I'll look what I can do regarding the GPU.
    Reply to x-crafts
  9. You're welcome.:)

    Yeah gpu is your best bet. ;)
    Reply to Vic 40
Ask a new question Answer