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Are any of my components going to bottleneck my 6870?

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July 22, 2011 2:46:52 AM

So, I am looking to upgrade to a 6870, but I am afraid of my CPU or RAM bottlenecking it.

Specs:

PEGATRON Benecia
Q6700 2.66GHZ
4GB of DDR2 RAM
9800 GT 1GB
550 W Power Supply

Anyone willing to help?
July 22, 2011 10:36:00 AM

Your power supply should be enough and 4GB of RAM is pretty standard these days so I do not see a problem there. The 2.66GHz Quad Core should be fine to start off with and is easily overclockable (is that even a word?) to 3.0GHz on stock cooling or even further with an aftermarket cooler. A 6870 will definitely be a good card for you to get and you can always transfer it to your new system, if and when you get one as well as potentially using CrossFire in the future.

I should know, I have one myself.
-Klosteral
July 22, 2011 11:13:43 AM

What's the name of that PSU?
What's your native resolution?
That quad will be happier running at above 3GHZ
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July 22, 2011 9:02:32 PM

gnomio said:
What's the name of that PSU?
What's your native resolution?
That quad will be happier running at above 3GHZ

It's a Rocketfish 550 W (Had to buy cheaper because I was broke at the time :(  ).
My native resolution is 1920x1200, and yes, I plan on over-clocking it, I just need some more cooling.
July 23, 2011 1:12:17 AM

Alright, thanks for the quick responses, guys.
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