CPU and GPU Tags: CPUs Last response: December 28, 2010 2:51 AM in CPUs Share hitec16 December 20, 2010 6:23:16 AM Ok guyz i need ur opinion on this one i have two options tell me which one i should choose as i wont be upgrading my PC for atleast 2 years i need a gaming PC for playing games at 1280x720 so here are my options OPTION1: Intel core2quad Q8300 (2.5Ghz) GTX460 1GB DDR5 corsair VX450 PSU 4GB DDR2 800MHz OPTION2: AMD Phenom IIx6 1055T GTS 450 1GB corsair VX450 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz which option is more future proof? note: i dont have an SLI mobo so can't go SLI.i have gigabyte m-ATX mobo G31m-Es2L so i wont OC my CPU over 3GHz if i buy intel C2Q and buying a new mobo for i5 or i7 is out of my budget More about : cpu gpu hitec16 December 20, 2010 7:38:19 AM mod plz delete this post as i got my answer i didn't knew abt that amd x6 processor need a costlier mobo so getting that is out of question now hitec16 December 20, 2010 1:07:57 PM Quote:overclock the Intel C2Q and with the GTX460 (you should get the on sale GTX470 or GTX570) you will be able to game until you're ready for new build. RAM 4GB(2X2GB) in dual channel mode is fine. Ya i can OC C2Q to 3Ghz with this board just need to hold till 2 yrs and then a new gaming rig. May be i can get a better CPU cooler(corsait H50) after few months then i can OC even further . Related resources GPU and CPU - Forum New GPU or CPU? - Forum buying the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870, is it a good gaming GPU, and will my motherboard and CPU support it? - Forum Temperatures for my cpu/gpu? I'm unsure about them - Forum What is best motherboard for CPU & GPU picked out - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hitec16 December 20, 2010 1:18:05 PM one qestion i just found a core2quad q6600 for sale ?? so should i get its 1066Mhz so i can OC it further then may be i can get GTX 460 HAWK edition will that be better ?? is there too much difference b.w q6600 and q8300? hitec16 December 28, 2010 2:51:32 AM ohh thx i will go with core2 quad q8300 and try if i can get 8400 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI would like to know if I have enough wattage and if the PSU is a good one.CPU: FX-8320GPU:Radeon R9 270PSU: Raidm Forum Solved$300-$350 System Upgrade - CPU and Mobo *or* GPU Forum SolvedNormal CPU/GPU Temp Forum SolvedCPU or GPU holding my system back Forum SolvedCheap CPU + Expensive GPU vs Middle range of both? Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC? gpu vs cpu for making games. Forum SolvedIs this PC build alright for few years? Will I be able to change GPU or CPU w/o buying new Mobo? Forum SolvedDoes watercolling for CPU have any effect for GPU? Forum SolvedNeed a low cost good quality Liquid cooling GPU and CPU kit/part(s) Forum SolvedIs there somthing wrong with GPU or cpu? Forum SolvedMy CPU is Bottle necking my GPU Forum SolvedWhat sort of bottleneck am i looking at with this CPU and GPU pairing? Forum SolvedWill my CPU bottleneck my GPU? Forum SolvedUpgrade my GPU or CPU? Forum SolvedGPU vs. CPU Upgrade Battlefield 4 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !