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Would an E8400 bottle neck an EVGA GTX 285?
What about a Q6600?
And a Q9550?

I need to choose my CPU to go with the 285, and i just now realized about the possibility of bottlenecking. So please help.
 

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It's more of a clockspeed question than number of cores. There was a review of gfx card performance and cpu clockspeed by a user on here, I'll try to find it.

But the gist is that for the most part, there isn't a whole lot of bottlenecking of the gfx card if the cpu is at 3.5GHz (give or take). Number of cores really doesn't matter a whole lot unless you plan on doing other things while you game, in which case, you'd want a quad.
 

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If you have a good board and OC E8400 and all quad to 3.2G above, they should be not a problem. If the board is quad friendly, then go Q9550. Otherwise, get an E0 E8400/E8500.

Im going with the EVGA 780i SLI FTW motherboard. Will that be good enough?

EDIT: What's an E0 E8400/E8500?
 

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E0 is the stepping, E0's overclock better then C0's
You shouldn't have any trouble getting to 3.2Ghz anyway lol
 

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E0 is the stepping, E0's overclock better then C0's
You shouldn't have any trouble getting to 3.2Ghz anyway lol

How do i know im getting an E8500 E0 not a C0? Would it say cause i dont think newegg shows that.
 

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They dont
But even with my C0 E8400 I can get 4ghz easy with 1.31 volts.
 
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