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post #11 of 39
Horrible bottleneck you got there. Get yourself an i5 setup. Motherboard + RAM + 2500k should set you back $400.

If you don't understand what we mean:

Your processor is way underpowered for your video card. You need a nice balance between components, so you need a quad core processor. I'd say not even a dual core is enough nowadays as I had to upgrade from an E8400 to a Q6600 (yes, that was an upgrade although it may not seem as such) to get the most out of my 4870X2.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 6/7/11 at 7:38am
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You are CPU bottlenecked. You need to get at least a dual core, such as an intel i3 2100, with a cheap motherboard, or an Athlon II x3 (AMD have cheaper mobos). The entire combo will be cheaper if you go the AMD route in case saving money is your objective. BTW you will also need DDR3 ram.

However, for your screens' resolutions, that GPU is unnecessarily powerful. I'd say return it for a weaker one such as a gtx 460 or a 6850, and use the difference to buy some better parts.
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post #13 of 39
Not only is your base system old and not sufficient to run the 6950 properly, I'm also concerned about your Power Supplies.

In which case I wouldn't use those on that lovely new GPU of yours!

To use the car analogies, you've put a brand new V8 engine into a 1980's mid-range car that cannot cope with the power, or doesn't benefit from the chassis you've put it in.
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that sucks but oh well, yeah im getting a new rig soon i got the wifes approval but now its just getting the $ lol

yeah i am going to end up with a 2600k just garbed the gpu hopeing to get to 30ish min

psu's is all good just arnt extremely powerful

i am going to replace screens something above 1080 if im aloud lol
Edited by samuals - 6/8/11 at 5:38am
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that sucks but oh well, yeah im getting a new rig soon i got the wifes approval but now its just getting the $ lol

yeah i am going to end up with a 2600k just garbed the gpu hopeing to get to 30ish min

psu is all good just POS cause they arnt extremely powerful

i am going to replace screens something above 1080 if im aloud lol
If all you're doing is gaming, get the 2500k. $100 cheaper and it'll overclock a little easier. 2600k is only beneficial if you're folding or doing a lot of heavy video encoding work. I myself fold, so I want a 2600; it rapes at folding above 4.5GHz.
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post #16 of 39
on a p4.... wow!
post #17 of 39
Thread Starter 
i will be doing a tone of video stuff of my kids witch is the main reason for the 2600k

as for folding i will but im not gunna be crazy and go nuts spending tones of $ doing it i have other things to spend money on (kids) lol
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post #18 of 39
you really can't go wrong with the 2500k, but if you can afford the 2600k, then by all means!
post #19 of 39
A dual core oc to 3.8-4.0ghz with not bottleneck a 6950.
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post #20 of 39
With a P4 you're even severely bottlenecking a 9800 GT, definately time to upgrade the core components
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