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Compatibility and Bottlenecking

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Anonymous
November 17, 2010 6:29:10 PM

Hello, just fyi I'm totally green when it comes to hardware, so please bear with me. My current rig consist of a GeForce GTS 250, 4GB DDR2, E8500 at stock speed and a ASUS P5Q SE2 mobo. I was thinking of investing in the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850. My questions are: Would the new card be compatible with my mobo? Will my system be bottlenecked by a certian component? If yes to 1, which card would you recommend I get? I'd like to keep it under 300$. Thank you for your time.
November 17, 2010 7:04:43 PM

the card will be compatible with your motherboard, it'll probaly bottleneck a little because of the cpu, but nothing major, depends on what resolution you play at.

OCing a little would help
November 17, 2010 7:12:23 PM

wiinippongamer said:
the card will be compatible with your motherboard, it'll probaly bottleneck a little because of the cpu, but nothing major, depends on what resolution you play at.

OCing a little would help


The E8500 is still a strong dual core CPU.. That being said overclocking it couldnt hurt.
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November 18, 2010 2:03:41 AM

maybe HD6870? It good for a long term...
OCing your E8500 is an easiest way to increase your performance.
November 18, 2010 3:36:26 AM

Even without an OC he should be able to run that card with a very very small bottleneck. You should be fine, but ya OCing would help a little. =D
Anonymous
November 18, 2010 4:24:33 PM

wa1 said:
maybe HD6870? It good for a long term...
OCing your E8500 is an easiest way to increase your performance.


I have a Chieftec 550w psu, will it be able to handle it?
November 18, 2010 4:29:22 PM

If your power supply is a good brand that can really go up to 550w then I think so, but you need two pci-e connectors. =D
November 18, 2010 5:18:54 PM

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I have a Chieftec 550w psu, will it be able to handle it?


yes it will
November 18, 2010 5:34:08 PM

Your CPU should go to 3.4Ghz so easy. Much easier then mine and it won't get that hot. You can try with the stock heat sink or buy even a cheap one and it will suffice.
November 18, 2010 5:46:09 PM

Yeah do a little OC. If you can't OC you shouldn't have much of a bottleneck anyway. your fine. :D 
Anonymous
November 19, 2010 1:29:50 PM

Ended up getting the HD6870. Thank you all for your input.
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