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I'll just leave this here and say that your bottleneck will be so bad, you could've gotten a GTX 260 instead and still have gotten the same perf.
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@ obsidian . I actually don't . That's why i've ordered a new psu too .
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@ B!0HaZard . If i see so much of a bottleneck i might just get a used q6600 or something till summer .
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Originally Posted by madalin View Post
@ B!0HaZard . If i see so much of a bottleneck i might just get a used q6600 or something till summer .
Well, the E8200 is faster per clock and mine was at 3.8 GHz, so you'd probably need about 4 GHz to get the same CPU perf (quick estimate) and your GTX 480 is faster than my OC'd HD 5850. I believe you can see where this is going...

If you avoid games like GTA4, BC2, F1 2010 and Black Ops then you'll do fine on the E5400. Really, don't play Black Ops. Not only did I get low FPS, it also constantly froze in battles (which can't be seen on the FPS measurements because Fraps didn't register the freezes).
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/12/11 at 1:03pm
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I have a secondary rig with the following specs:

Pentium E5400 @3.6ghz
EVGA 750i SLI
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When playing Bad Company 2, Starcraft 2, L4D2, or HAWX 2, the GT240 is bottlenecked. Though the resolution is 1366x768, so that may have something to do with it.
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Well i guess that if i can take my dual co 3.6 quite easily , then , with a good cooler i'll manage a q6600 to about 3.8 at least .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
I'll just leave this here and say that your bottleneck will be so bad, you could've gotten a GTX 260 instead and still have gotten the same perf.
The CPU is as important as the GPU. It's just insane how much difference a CPU upgrade can make.

SB is just amazing
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