Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008
I'm pretty sure i could have hung onto my Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz with my old GTX 295 for another year and still play most games at moderate graphic settings.
Sure the 2600K is better, but is it needed?
Also keeping in mind that playing the game on Medium or High settings as opposed to Ultra is still playing the game....
By that logic, was my C2D needed? Why did you buy an i7? I could've played perfectly fine on all low @ 1024x768 with a Pentium 4. I'm not sure one can talk about a need when you have a dual. What one can talk about is whether you're actually using that $300 graphics card you bought. Chances are that you're not if you're on a dual yet one still often sees others recommend getting that graphics card. That is what this is meant to show. Am I using my graphics card that I paid $350 for? (I paid that much) I don't doubt that the i5 is better and that any PC, no matter the graphics card, would benefit, if only slightly, from one, I just want to show how much it means.
Wow, I just got really mad at everything and everyone. This is not aimed at you in particular:
Stop being douchebags, ya all know what I mean. This is not about whether it's needed, it's about whether you're wasting money on graphics cards because someone on a certain OC'ing forum told you that "it'll run okay".
OP edited to avoid further misunderstandings. I'll go do some benching and drink some juice 'til my mood's better.Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/5/11 at 2:56pm