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E8200+HD 4850 = Bottleneck or no?

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June 30, 2009 4:46:56 AM

Hello, I am looking to buy a E8200 @ 2.66 For $99 and a HD 4850. What do you guys think about this? And will this PSU power it up?

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June 30, 2009 4:51:51 AM

You should be fine. The E8200 is fairly powerful and is good for overclocking.

Rosewill PSUs aren't that good...but that PSU should just be enough to power it.

Get a better one if you can.
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June 30, 2009 7:24:15 AM

+1 for BSOD and TwoBoxer...

That Rosewill PSU is just enough but once the CPU and the Graphics card are under full load, I doubt it will be able to handle that...

But if you are looking for that $10 discount, then get this instead of that one...

But again I would say that these are not the best of PSUs and better off spending extra $10-15 on the EA380 atleast...
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June 30, 2009 4:36:36 PM

As already mentioned don't get that Rosewill PSU!!!. At stock speed that E8200 is perhaps a little underpowered for that 4850, but you can change that with a mild overclock and overclock it will :D . I say go for it, with a better PSU of course. The Antec EarthWatts 380 will be sufficient. If you plan on using crossfire latter on down the road though you will need something a little better.
July 1, 2009 1:16:55 AM

megamanx00 said:
. At stock speed that E8200 is perhaps a little underpowered for that 4850 (...).

No, it's not.

A fast Core 2 Duo, will not even bottleneck the fastest GPUs around. If he had 2+ GPUs, then yes it would make a difference, but that could be mostly fixed by Overclocking the crap out of that CPU.

I assume it's a single GPU, so he can pair whatever GPU he wishes to that CPU and suffer no loss whatsoever.

To the OP: You're more than fine. Enjoy that 4850.