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 Is this mobo: "Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI" good enough for my set? - Forum Is my mobo good enough? - 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 SolvedIs Corsair 200R enough to handle any mobo? Forum SolvedWhat CPU fan Cooler should be good enough to get the most of my I5 2500k? Forum Solvedwill i have enough power? will my cpu handle my future upgrade? Forum Solvedis that cpu and gpu enough ? Forum SolvedNot enough fan connectors in mobo. Forum SolvedIs My CPU Enough For A GTX770? Forum SolvedHow Much Power is Enough to Run a 780ti? (Also, what CPU won't be a bottleneck) Forum Solveddo i have enough fan connector on my mobo Forum SolvedWill this MoBo be good enough? Forum SolvedIs this CPU is fast enough for this GPU ? Forum Solvedwill a corsair vs450 will be enough for my cpu ?? Forum SolvedPSU powerful enough for CPU upgrade? Forum SolvedIs Intel processor pentium 4cpu2.8ghz fast enough to run windows 7 Forum SolvedLooking for a cheap Cpu Cooler effective enough for small overclocking. Forum SolvedGaming CPU - Will this be fair enough for high/heavy graphics? 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 !