Mobo + CPU enough for 4870x2 Tags: Graphics Cards Intel Processors Graphics Product Last response: August 23, 2008 12:36 AM in Graphics & Displays Share JohnD August 22, 2008 11:55:17 PM Hi all; I'm assembling a new system and I'm a bit concerned that my processor / Mobo combination might not be enough to properly support the 4870x2 card I'm buying: GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail What do you folks recommend? As always, many thanks in advance! More about : mobo cpu 4870x2 cokenbeer August 22, 2008 11:57:30 PM Pretty much a perfect combo you've got going... Just make sure to pick up a quality PSU now and you're set! JohnD August 23, 2008 12:08:30 AM Thanks- PSU is this: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail More detail: I'll be running the games at 2560x1600. So this CPU + Mobo will run that monster card with no bottleneck at this resolution? I want to make sure I get the appropriate processor for the job. I'd prefer not to spend any more than I need to, but it would be silly of me to drop $560 on a card and then not support it properly. Related resources Upgraded CPU+GPU+Mobo - is the Antec 750W still enough? - Forum Is my CPU/Mobo combo good enough for 560 ti SLI? - Forum Will my mobo support my gpu and cpu, and is mid tower bug enough? - Forum H81 Mobo enough? - Forum Not enough fan headers on mobo? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cokenbeer August 23, 2008 12:14:02 AM I'm putting together a similar setup atm... I went with a quad core Q9550 proc but I did put an E8400 in my brothers computer and have been very impressed. Unless you're doing graphic design work, video editing, or CAD work you'll be very happy with the E8500. Great choice on the PSU as well! kad August 23, 2008 12:36:41 AM Perfect Add TRUE cooler And do not foget good 4G memory like this Mushkin http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved2 mobo standoffs enough? Forum SolvedCPU upgrade need help if this is enough Forum SolvedWill a 140mm rad cpu water cooler not provide enough cooling on NZXT H440 (Mid-tower)? Forum SolvedIs this mobo: "Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI" good enough for my set? Forum SolvedWill the components fit, and is the PSU good enough for overclock gpus and cpu? Forum SolvedIs my mobo good enough? Forum Solved4pin cpu power enough? Forum SolvedI would like to know if I have enough wattage and if the PSU is a good one.CPU: FX-8320GPU:Radeon R9 270PSU: Raidm Forum SolvedIs my CPU cool enough? Forum SolvedIs Corsair 200R enough to handle any mobo? Forum SolvedIs the CPU good enough? Forum Solved450 Watt power supply enough power for 8 core CPU and a GTX 660? Forum Is 1200WATT enough for 7 HDD 3 DVD and Two 4870X2? Forum Is Corsair 850W enough for 4870X2 Forum My PSU strong enough for 4870x2 ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !