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Intel Q9550 "The old man" @2.9GHz Bottleneck

Hi guys! I just wanted to know if the "old man" Q9550 can still handle such cards like MSI R9 270x Gaming without major bottlenecks? Because I'm planning to give my old pc to my cousin so I'm deciding what GPU to buy for this rig.

C2Q Q9550 @ 2.9GHz
4gb RAM
500w PSU
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  1. It should be fine. The C2Q series is still decently powerful given it's age.
  2. rolli59 said:


    thanks for the reply :) what do you think is the best gpu to pair with q9550 that will give me the best performance in most games?
  3. jaguarskx said:
    It should be fine. The C2Q series is still decently powerful given it's age.


    thanks for the reply :) what do you think is the best gpu to pair with q9550 that will give me the best performance in most games?
  4. Best answer
    R9 270X or GTX760 is as high as I would go and both needing some CPU OC to be used fully in some newer games.
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