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 4870x2 Broken..and now? - Forum Dual 4870x2 (Quadfire) VS. OC 6970 - Forum Best drivers for 4870X2 ? Experiencing BSOD, artifacts, etc - Forum Upgrade from 4870x2 to ? - Forum Why does my new 4870x2 suck so much? - 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: ForumRadeon 4870 [1gb] + 4870x2 [2gb] - Crossfire + GPU Temperature! ForumVisiontek 4870x2 noise while under load. Help? ForumGood upgrade from 4870x2 at 2560x1600 ForumFrom 4870X2 to GTX460 SLI or 5870 CF ? Forum4870x2 Temps increasing over time ForumArctic Cooling Accelero 4870X2 Review ForumIs a stock Q6600 a bottleneck for a ATI 4870X2 ? ForumAti 4870x2 Crossfired problem with framerates? ForumPII 550 a bottle neck for 4870X2 ? ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumSingle GTX280 vs 4870x2? Forum4870x2 and ram question ForumWill this system limit 4870x2 ? Forum4870X2 running slow! Forum2 cards on a mobo...?? 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 !