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post #21 of 125
wait for Bulldozer - the phenom II structure is not 'crap' as some people have ignorantly gone about stating. It is on par with a Core2Quads. So it will bottleneck a little, but nothing serious. If you are truly worried, get yourself sandy bridge, but there really is no reason to flush $$ away atm.
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Go water -> OC to 4Ghz -> Prosper!

Or switch to Intel and go SB -> Prosper!

Obviously going water would be cheaper, by then you can wait until Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge -> Double-Win!
If only I knew a single thing about cooling.
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since when was the Phenom X4 crap Lol.

dude if you get the 6990 (which i don't recommend) ALL your games will play well above 60fps! the processor isn't the fastest but its WAY more than adequate for all games today. You will get a very slight bottleneck (you will only notice in benchmarks), but your FPS will be so ridiculously high you won't even notice.
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So tell me if this is a good plan: buy a 6990, overclock my cpu, wait a couple years, however long it takes to notice a significant loss in performance, then buy a new cpu.
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so long as the Xbox 360 and ps3 is around - then you can max out 95% of the games till these consoles are replaced (because 95% of the games are console ports)
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So tell me if this is a good plan: buy a 6990, overclock my cpu, wait a couple years, however long it takes to notice a significant loss in performance, then buy a new cpu.
pretty much. Ur not really gonna notice a significant lose in performance like others have said 20 percent most. which is like 10 fps or 20 at worst depending on game
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The card will do fine but you probably won't get the max out of it without a good OC or CPU upgrade (like some already mentioned )

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I have noticed my cpu usage go up to 100 percent running crysis with no back groud task with my tricore at 4ghz and a gtx 260 overclock to 770 core aka its maxing my proc.
That can't be right, I just checked it and my CPU (stock clock X4) has fairly small usage in Crysis
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post #28 of 125
The problem is that you should not compromise if you plan to go all out and get a 6990. In some titles your system will never perform like an enthusiast system. If you're planning on playing games at 60 FPS @ 1080P anyways you should just get a 6950 in the first place. If you want to get 100+ FPS the CPU will bottleneck.
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The card will do fine but you probably won't get the max out of it without a good OC or CPU upgrade (like some already mentioned )


That can't be right, I just checked it and my CPU (stock clock X4) has fairly small usage in Crysis
i am running texture mods so idk
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post #30 of 125
First of all i dont think the 965 will bottleneck ( i know many disagree and there is a chance am wrong)
second get two 6950's or 6970's as it will cost you less and from what i have scene of benchmarks performs a little better too, and then you can spend all that money you will save on 1100T or somet xD
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