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I wish I had the money to do so. Personally I would be happy even with an i5 750 in my rig.
Look at it this way....

Your CPU is from 2006. Your GPU is from 2011. So yes, there is definitely going to be some bottlenecking going on. However with the 3.72GHz clock speed, its not going to be anything but minimum framerates for the most part, except for CPU intensive games.

Your MSI AB screenshot even shows proof that your CPU is holding back the GPU. If you're not at 99% usage almost all the time, the GPU is sitting there waiting for instructions.
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Look at it this way....

Your CPU is from 2006. Your GPU is from 2011. So yes, there is definitely going to be some bottlenecking going on. However with the 3.72GHz clock speed, its not going to be anything but minimum framerates for the most part, except for CPU intensive games.

Your MSI AB screenshot even shows proof that your CPU is holding back the GPU. If you're not at 99% usage almost all the time, the GPU is sitting there waiting for instructions.
This I understand... >.> Then again my 560 Ti is faster than a stock 570 right now XD
 
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Like I said though Xeb, your system is very well balanced as is, other than for CPU intensive games. And even then, you should be able to eek out playable framerates, even on GTA IV (probably need to lower detail distance and shadows, otherwise fully playable).
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Yep. I am actually very happy with my system as it is. For what I do it is perfect. Though it could run a bit cooler for my tastes.
 
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There are scenarios where your Q6600 would hinder your performance..

Take that BC2 screen shot (CPU intensive game) for example..there's some CPU bottlenecking going on as your GPU is not maxed out (and never reaches 99%)..
Your CPU is almost maxed out in BC2..

But if you run Crysis 2 for example (very GPU intensive game) then your GPU would probably be maxed out @ 99% and CPU would be ~70%.. (and that's what you want to see,maxed GPU all the time in game)..


Hope it helps..


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That is what I wanna here ^_^
 
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Dude that isn't a bottleneck yo. Witcher 2 is a very demanding game and will suck the hell out of any GPU. Besides there is no way in hell your system is bottlenecking your CPU.
dude, i used witcher 2 as an example, if your gpu is at 100% then your gpu is bottlenecking, if your gpu isn't at 100% then your cpu is bottlenecking, plain and simple,

my 5850 does bottleneck my 2500k, are you saying i can't get more fps if i upgrade my graphics card? of course i can, hence my gpu is the bottleneck,

if i upgraded my CPU the gpu usage would still sit there at 100% and i wouldnt get more fps at all ... so my GPU is the bottleneck, just like i explained in my post

it does depend by game, but at 4.5ghz a 2500k wouldn't bottleneck any single graphics card...

i seem to have gotten the short end of the stick when my post basically explained what KingT said,
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That is what I wanna here ^_^
As i said, it was your cpu ...
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The GPU bottleneck to me makes absolutely no sense.... I mean none.
 
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There are scenarios where your Q6600 would hinder your performance..

Take that BC2 screen shot (CPU intensive game) for example..there's some CPU bottlenecking going on as your GPU is not maxed out (and never reaches 99%)..
Your CPU is almost maxed out in BC2..

But if you run Crysis 2 for example (very GPU intensive game) then your GPU would probably be maxed out @ 99% and CPU would be ~70%.. (and that's what you want to see,maxed GPU all the time in game)..


Hope it helps..


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Not totally true..

My argument:
Crysis2 scales little with overclocking a phenom 2 ( arguably better than C2Qs) but works much better on even an i5 2500K at stock 3GHz .. WHY ? when the CPU utilization never hits 100% even on my setup ( AMD's Ph 2 4Ghz , 3GHz .. whichever frequency)

There's an article about this online somewhere.. Tom's or Anand's

THIS



Notice that a 3.5GHz ph2 vs a 2GHz ph2 scales very non-linearly .. so that just means your CPU is going to be a bottleneck in as many games as your GPU is going to bottleneck.. give or take a few.

Also , THIS :
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