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June 24, 2011 1:31:29 PM

What affordable CPU is recommended manage this setup to avoid bottle necking?
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June 24, 2011 2:27:13 PM

You want an Intel or an AMD system? Sweat spot for gaming at the moment is I5 2500K
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June 24, 2011 11:36:56 PM

You could probably sell both cards individually to folks who are looking to pick up a 2nd one for SLI rigs, and simply buy a 6950 or GTX570; as an added benefit, you will then also not need a 750-850 watt PSU to run it.
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June 27, 2011 11:34:58 AM

mdd1963 said:
You could probably sell both cards individually to folks who are looking to pick up a 2nd one for SLI rigs, and simply buy a 6950 or GTX570; as an added benefit, you will then also not need a 750-850 watt PSU to run it.


So will a 570 cope well on its own? The thing is i am becoming more out of touch as the tech train steams on at rediculous pace. When i bought my PC in 2009 i thought it would hold out for a little while longer than this (or at least the CPU socket type (775)) i was hoping not to go into a complete overhall of my machine (cos of money) I only use the GTX 260 (for Physx) cos it's my old card and i didn't wanna waste it. Plus i bought the GTX 470 cos i thought it was a good price friendly, yet still powerful bit of kit.

I would like to keep what i've got if i can but if i have to buy again i really can't be spending much more than a couple hundred. I already need to buy a bigger case and liquid cpu cooling.
June 27, 2011 11:36:11 AM

rolli59 said:
You want an Intel or an AMD system? Sweat spot for gaming at the moment is I5 2500K


Always been intel. :-) (current socket is 775) (Asus P5N-D, old now, i know)
June 27, 2011 11:38:07 AM

Here's what i have currently.
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 (4 X 2.33GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® P5N-D: DDR2, SATAII, 2 x PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 2 x PCI-e x1
Memory (RAM)
4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - (2x2GB)
Graphics Card
1280MB GTX 470 PCI Express
2nd Graphics Card
896MB GEFORCE GTX260 PCI Express + DVI
Power Supply
800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (THIS JUST DIED RECENTLY)
Processor Cooling
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (NOW WANT LIQUID COOL)
EFX 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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June 27, 2011 1:02:45 PM

Upgrading from that i would go with a I5 2500K and Z68 board.
June 27, 2011 11:59:02 PM

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What's wrong with your current setup? Your current CPU should be able to handle those cards just fine and can be overclocked to 3.4/3.6ghz quite easily: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586...


This is what i had thought (and hoped) but i originally set up another thread querying adequate power supply for the two cards and the first reply i got was something like "I'd worry more about your processor than your PSU... have you heard of "bottle necking". Helpful eh?

The poster never got back with a more constructive reply so i thought i'd set this thread as well to get an answer. My only issue with your idea is i am a noob when it comes to overclocking. i'm more of a dabbler than an pro. I am hoping to get liquid cooling which will be a great time to experiment but i don't wanna blow anything up.

Thanks for being more supportive and reasonable than the other guy though.

Do you think i can safely overclock my CPU on this motherboard then (Asus P5N-D)?

Thanks again.
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June 28, 2011 12:05:04 AM

If you can get the Q8200 past 3GHz you will be fine! That board should work fine for overclock.
June 28, 2011 12:23:01 AM

rolli59 said:
If you can get the Q8200 past 3GHz you will be fine! That board should work fine for overclock.


cool. i'll give it a whizz. Where's the best place to get some good non-pretentious, one to one advice for OCing my rig. Like i say i don't know shizzle! I don't have anyone local.

Promise i won't ask any more questions lol :D 
June 28, 2011 12:37:39 AM

Cheers rolli, if i'm successful i'll post to guide others.
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June 28, 2011 12:54:31 PM

CannonFoddered said:
This is what i had thought (and hoped) but i originally set up another thread querying adequate power supply for the two cards and the first reply i got was something like "I'd worry more about your processor than your PSU... have you heard of "bottle necking". Helpful eh?

The poster never got back with a more constructive reply so i thought i'd set this thread as well to get an answer. My only issue with your idea is i am a noob when it comes to overclocking. i'm more of a dabbler than an pro. I am hoping to get liquid cooling which will be a great time to experiment but i don't wanna blow anything up.

Thanks for being more supportive and reasonable than the other guy though.

Do you think i can safely overclock my CPU on this motherboard then (Asus P5N-D)?

Thanks again.

Hmm, sorry, I'm not around as much as other folks and tend to forget where I've been when I am.
The Q8200 is not a good overclocker, takes some work to get a stable 3.0, if the chip can do it and the clocker has some skills.
And then it will still choke a 470, 3.4 - 3.6 would be better.
I really don't think I was unreasonable.
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June 28, 2011 12:59:28 PM

I had actually seen this somewhere before about the difficulty of the Q8200 of reaching 3GHz stable unlike the dual core E8xxx chips.
July 1, 2011 12:44:07 AM

delluser1 said:
Hmm, sorry, I'm not around as much as other folks and tend to forget where I've been when I am.
The Q8200 is not a good overclocker, takes some work to get a stable 3.0, if the chip can do it and the clocker has some skills.
And then it will still choke a 470, 3.4 - 3.6 would be better.
I really don't think I was unreasonable.


Cheers; don't worry, i'm just pissed cos my PC's fudged and its a) Not that old, b) Gonna cost me more money and c) i guess i just want a pro to fix it for me properly rather than me slapdash it together.

I am trying to stretch my equipment as far as poss. I'm gonna try and overclock the Q8200. If it fails miserably i'm gonna have to get a new MoBo and CPU. Either way i still need a PSU.

Sorry for B**chin' mate.
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July 1, 2011 2:33:11 AM

Corsair, Antec, Seasonic or XFX 750-850 watts!
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