hi , i currently have a E8500 Oc to 3.8 ghz . running a gtx 285 . im scrared some future games will bottleneck . is it a goods idea to go Q9650 with 4 cores and Oc to 4.0ghz.?? pls help . i am a huge gamer
I don't think the E8500 at 3.8GHz would bottleneck a GTX 285, only in games designed to use more than three cores I suppose. If you do want to future-proof your computer a bit, I suggest you buy the cheaper Q9550 which has the same amount of cache, just a slightly lower multiplier, and overclock it until you feel like it's enough.