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What CPU will a 5500 PCI bottleneck?

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I'm posting this in the nVidia and the Intel forum...hope that's not against the rules..heh...

I have a BFG fx-5500oc, which OCs to about 350/500. I was thinking about getting an Intel P4 2.8 400FSB socket 478 (highest my mobo can handle). Then I thought, "Wait, PCI would probably bottleneck that...UGH!!!!" So after that mental breakdown, I have decided to come to the masters of the computer. At what speed of CPU would the 5500 start to bottleneck it(in games)? I don't want to pay extra for something I can see.

PS. I currently have a P4 1.8.
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Well just get the best you can get..bottle necks don't really mean much, Ignore em theres no point even knowing they exist. The faster your gpu or cpu the faster your computer will be overall, no matter how crappy either component is!
    
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There's no generic answer to that really. I agree with the post above, spend as much as you can afford.
It really depends on the games you're playing and whether they're CPU or GPU intensive. Newer games tend to be more GPU intensive, so you might not see much of an improvement in this sense. However, it also depends on what resolution you play at. In general, the lower the res, the more FPS from a better CPU, but this can vary as well.
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