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
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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.
Only games that are CPU bound will really hurt from this. For most quad core optimized games you'd still have enough power to keep up.