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Will this video card or the cpu be the bottleneck?

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May 18, 2009 1:50:57 AM

I am thinking about building a computer using this video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what is the bottleneck and what is the definition of bottleneck and what can I do so there is no bottleneck? thanks im a noob
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2009 1:52:42 AM

Please repost the link to the cpu since the one you listed has been deactivated.
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2009 1:54:49 AM

Bottleneck is the term used when one component holds the rest of your computer back and prevents it from performing at its full potential. Such as when a person tries to use a high end graphics card with a weak cpu.
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May 18, 2009 1:56:12 AM

edeawillrule said:
Bottleneck is the term used when one component holds the rest of your computer back and prevents it from performing at its full potential. Such as when a person tries to use a high end graphics card with a weak cpu.


fixed the link for cpu but basically its a amd phenom 2 x4 3.0 ghz quad core
May 18, 2009 2:10:06 AM

edeawillrule said:
That cpu won't hold back anything so no need to worry about that lol.
Instead of the 9800 GTX+ get the GTS 250 it is the revised version of the same card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


yea i saw that a few days ago and completely forgot about that lol. thanks! oh yea how far up the video card line before my cpu starts becoming the bottleneck?
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2009 2:16:29 AM

You could run a GTX 285 and not worry about your cpu holding it back so you'll be fine for a few years.
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