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I'm planning to buy the Athlon II x2 250 but I'm really worried for the cpu to bottleneck the HD6790! a mid range GPU! so is it wise to buy a dual core athlon for this card?

P.S. I don't want a bulldozer! after all this is a fight between me and a consoler who still believe that we have to spend $2500 annually to play the latest games! so I'm building this set up and give to my little brotha!
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I'm planning to buy the Athlon II x2 250 but I'm really worried for the cpu to bottleneck the HD6790! a mid range GPU! so is it wise to buy a dual core athlon for this card?

P.S. I don't want a bulldozer! after all this is a fight between me and a consoler who still believe that we have to spend $2500 annually to play the latest games! so I'm building this set up and give to my little brotha!
There would be some Bottleneck for sure, I'd consider grabbing an Athlon II x4 640 or some other Quad Core Athlon, or even a Tri-Core.
    
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I'm planning to buy the Athlon II x2 250 but I'm really worried for the cpu to bottleneck the HD6790! a mid range GPU! so is it wise to buy a dual core athlon for this card?

P.S. I don't want a bulldozer! after all this is a fight between me and a consoler who still believe that we have to spend $2500 annually to play the latest games! so I'm building this set up and give to my little brotha!
A 6790 huh ? Shouldn't be a bottleneck depending on the resolution.
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A 6790 huh ? Shouldn't be a bottleneck depending on the resolution.
mostly 1366x768

but could play on 1920x1080 sometimes!
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Get a Callisto 555, OC and unlock == good to go
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Get a Callisto 555, OC and unlock == good to go
yupp, I can back this statement up, go for it.
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Get a Callisto 555, OC and unlock == good to go
Surely that's a great idea, unlocking it to a 4 cores = Epic win.
    
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Remember unlocking is not guaranteed...but if you do go with the 555....90% chance you will get one good core...even if you don't end up unlocking any core(s)....OC to 4ghz....555 + good cpu cooler =
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No bottleneck except in games that use more then 2 cores!!
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An Athlon II 250 will work fine,but you won't "score" the same as better processors.Your best bet is the Athlon II X3 450/455 @ $80.The extra core really helps,but it still doesn't draw alot of power or make alot of heat.Can't be beat for the price and performance.I paid $59 for mine at Fry's,and I will have this chip bronzed someday I love it so much.
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