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9500GT Bottle necking a core i5

I was wondering if any of you guys could tell me if I bought an

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223

Core i5 750:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

Nvidia 9500gt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130395

Would this be there major bottle neck in my PC? Also, should I go with 1gb or 512mb. I only play DOD: Source and CS: Source... and not all that often. I am a software developer and run visual studio and eclipse all day everyday. I am running windows 7 on my old comp and Linux in a virtual machine. What do you guys have to say? Maybe I could get a way with an i3?
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  1. for those games, you will be fine.

    the graphics card is weak, but you are playing old games.
  2. It depends on your monitor resolution. If you are using 1360x768 then the 9500GT will play just fine but a medium setting most of the time depending on the game. Any resolution higher you have to get a better one.
    Get the 512MB version since a 9500gt can not really make full use of the 1GB memory.
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    You'll regret getting such a weak video card and will be limited to very old games or low resolutions.
    I'd go for a cheaper processor (AMD Athlon X4) and upgrade the video card to an ATI 5770 or at least an Nvidia GTS250.
    I doubt you'll notice the difference with a cheaper CPU for visual studio, eclipse or VM's if you stick with a quad core.
  4. I'd be running at 1440 X 900 resolution. Only one monitor. Would I see any real performance with the quad vs the dual core? I have a q6600 now...
  5. 9500gt will be a bit bottleneck at 1440x900. I would suggest ATI HD4650 which is at the same price range at the9500gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%2050001314%204026%201069633099&name=GIGABYTE
    but will perform much better at this resolution.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=200539

    If the q6600 goes with a motherboard & DDR2 RAM, then it should be a good pair with the HD4650.
  6. randomkid said:
    9500gt will be a bit bottleneck at 1440x900. I would suggest ATI HD4650 which is at the same price range at the9500gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%2050001314%204026%201069633099&name=GIGABYTE
    but will perform much better at this resolution.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=200539

    If the q6600 goes with a motherboard & DDR2 RAM, then it should be a good pair with the HD4650.


    you guys realise he only wants to play source engine games?

    at that res, a 9500 would be fine.
  7. Agreed. And the i5 is probably more important in his work then the 9500.
  8. welshmousepk said:
    you guys realise he only wants to play source engine games?

    at that res, a 9500 would be fine.

    The point is why get an inferior product for the same price if you can get a better one.
  9. If you do decide to go with a 9500 GT be sure to get one with DDR3 instead of DDR2. DDR3 will be 20-30% faster than DDR2. I would choose a DDR3 board with 512k over a DDR2 board with 1G any day.
  10. Best answer selected by murda_rolla.
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