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post #11 of 17
Just realized but lol OP, you know this is Overclock.net, right?
If you say "I don't have intention to OC...."
And you can probably expect what others gonna say to you.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tunagoblin View Post
Just realized but lol OP, you know this is Overclock.net, right?
If you say "I don't have intention to OC...."
And you can probably expect what others gonna say to you.
I don't recall staff of OC.net putting a gun to my head to force me to OC
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post #13 of 17
Just get the 2600 then still a very fast CPU
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post
So get a 2600 (without the "K"). Saves a few bucks.
No reason to buy a K unless you like tossing money.

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You mean your cpu is pegged? I doubt it... What are you using ie6?

The bottleneck in your system is the disk... by a long shot. A cpu upgrade while keeping such a big bottleneck just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. It's not like the 8500 is a PentiumII or something - it's still a half decent chip and the 2500k is not earth shattering compared to it.

No, Firefox 5 and this is what ONE website does to my CPU usage at idle

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I wonder what GPU I could upgrade to with this E8500 before it becomes a bottleneck?
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post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freezebyte View Post
I wonder what GPU I could upgrade to with this E8500 before it becomes a bottleneck?
Depends on what games you're going to be playing most and what settings you're going to be using.
    
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