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A Q6600 @ 3.6 ghz is plenty for a 5870, and a GTX 580 is not TOO far ahead of a 5870, so honestly I would try for 3.6 ghz. If you can't get up to 3.6, you won't be able to max the 580s capabilities, and even then you still wont in some games.

Get a 2500k and a new mobo. It is THE card/mobo combo to get right now for price/performance ratio.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post
3 to 3.2? That's not much. But try to find a way to measure your GPU usage and if your frames per second increases in some benchmarks.... (you have free Stalker CoP and Crysis benchmarks for example)
Stock is 2.4ghz. Those things don't clock all that great, 3.2 is pretty good.

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Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post
A Q6600 @ 3.6 ghz is plenty for a 5870, and a GTX 580 is not TOO far ahead of a 5870, so honestly I would try for 3.6 ghz. If you can't get up to 3.6, you won't be able to max the 580s capabilities, and even then you still wont in some games.

Get a 2500k and a new mobo. It is THE card/mobo combo to get right now for price/performance ratio.

Good luck!
Totally random but it bugs me when people cal cpu's cards.
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Stock is 2.4ghz. Those things don't clock all that great, 3.2 is pretty good.


Totally random but it bugs me when people cal cpu's cards.
I know they don't. I said from 3 b/c that 's not much to notice with a bare eye...
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