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E5300 with GTX 460

Good Day,

I was thinking of an upgrade and I would like to ask you guys if which of the option is better.


Option 1: upgrade E5300 to 2nd hand e8400 paired with 5770

Option 2: E5300 paired with GTX 460 1gb edition

Question for option no.2
- will there be a bottleneck if i use E5300 with GTX 460?
- if I OC E5300 to get rid of the bottleneck will my PSU be enough.


My current RIG is this:

ASUS P5Q
Intel E5300
4x1GB DDR2 800 XMS2
1TB Seagate
Silverstone Stf50 500Watts
8800GT Sonic

Thank you in advance.

:)
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  1. if you can get it to 4 GHZ you can still use the e5300
    and it makes it less worth it to move to the 8400
    and if you do get the 8400 it has to go to 3.6ghz
  2. Overclock now and upgrade later.
  3. My E5300 is currently OC to 3.5GHz with Mems at 960...
  4. Then you'll be fine for the most part. There's only a select number of games that will be hampered because of your CPU. It won't be much of a worry.
  5. skolpo said:
    Then you'll be fine for the most part. There's only a select number of games that will be hampered because of your CPU. It won't be much of a worry.


    If you can take you CPU any higher I would do that.
  6. Im stable at 3.6GHz but i was just making sure that my proc wont break... hehehe... Im really confused if i upgrade my Vcard or not... or should I upgrade my Processor first and upgrade my vcard this december... :)
  7. Best answer
    Well, since ATI's new line of cards are expected to drop before December, you can wait it out until it does. But, if you're going to upgrade your CPU, it's best to move up from the LGA775 processors and go with an i5/i7. I'm not a big fan of jumping from one LGA775 CPU to another since it's not much of an "upgrade." However, it will cost a good amount of money to go up to an i5/i7 since you'll need to upgrade the motherboard and RAM, also. Personally, I'd get the GTX 460 now, OC the e5300, and upgrade the rest of my system later.
  8. I think Im gonna go with Option 2 and check if my E5300 does not bottleneck with GTX460.. hehehehe... I hope my PSU survives my OC... :)
  9. Best answer selected by xoier.
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