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I can play all the games I have at max settings on a 1280 x 1048 screen. HL2:Ep1, CS:S, BF2, NFS:MW, NFS:C all get 60-80 fps and my cpu is a bottleneck keeping me from 80-120+ fps (I get 40-60+ in NFS:C, which is plenty for a racing game). An A64 at 2.4ghz or more should do you fine if you upgrade to a x1900xt or higher.
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
I assume you OC since you're on OVERCLOCK.net SOOOO.... I suggest getting an Opteron 165 over the 180. You save a few hundred to put in to your video card (which I strongly suggest with a 1600xt) and the 165 will likely OC as much or MORE than the 180 if you get a CCBBE stepping (which seems likely now-a-days)
Well considering he has already ordered the 180, the point is moot.
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Well considering he has already ordered the 180, the point is moot.
Lawl, moot.
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Well The reason i ask is ill be soon getting the Opteron 180 and its simply a question i wanted answering. Im not worried however interesting to know.
This is the only thing I see regarding ownership. Even his sig doesn't note it. Pardon me not knowing it.
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This is the only thing I see regarding ownership. Even his sig doesn't note it. Pardon me not knowing it.
It's not your fault at all. I wasn't blaming you laddie.
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The biggest bottleneck in your computer is indeed your HD unless you have a Raptor or two or three or four in RAID0. But for the CPU, it mostly depends on what type of games you play. If you play CS:S and you have like a 2.4GHz AMD and any 6800 series card, you'll get the same FPS no matter what settings you have on, thats a TRUE bottleneck. In games like BF2142 or F.E.A.R. or Oblivion, the CPU isn't really that important, just for AI, background activity, and a little bit of physics.

If you want to play is Source/Steam games, all you need is a Conroe at 5GHz with a $100 video card and you'll always get a constant 200 FPS.
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It's only really a bottleneck when you're loading files initially... which makes a difference all of a few seconds at MOST when playing games like FPSs.... when you load the game... and when you load a map. Otherwise it's never the bottleneck. Then it's usually up to the CPU or GPU to decide what's the bottleneck that lasts the DURATION of the gaming session.
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Well thanks for the Info. The Opteron 165 may be nice but it was hard to get hold of over here. Also with its 9x Multi it was going to make life hard for my RAM. As for my X1600XT hat games fine with everything on MAX..No kidding.
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How much is that Opteron goign to set you back? And what motherboard are you going to get?
    
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The Opteron 180 was £205 All told...Pricey I know but i wanted it.

The Motherboard will be the DFI LANPARTY UT CFX3200
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