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November 25, 2010 7:01:26 PM
November 26, 2010 3:52:27 PM

The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bo...
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Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.



So even with a quad + crossfire capable config for better frames in games:

Tower $583AR


23" LCD + Win 7 Pro 64 bit $210 Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$793AR, add bells/whistkes like

After mkt cooler
SSD
Another HD 6850
as per desire/budget

HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...
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