I'm finally nearing the point where I'll have enough money to buy an HD 5850, but I just thought of something.
On my current build, I have a Core 2 Duo E7400. I overclocked it to 3.6 GHz so far and I haven't changed the voltage yet, so I might try to go for 4 GHz on air.
But, at the current speed, would this processor cause an excessive amount of bottle-necking with a 5850?
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme .
It keeps my overclocked temps much lower than my stock cooler did. I figure I could probably push it to 4 GHz with it, but I'm holding off for now to see how this cooler does once it gets warmer where I live.