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December 15, 2011 1:49:42 AM

Current build:

phenom II X2 550
4gb ddr2
powercolor 5770
500w psu
WD 500gb HDD
resolution: 1920X1080

The case, HDD, and cd drive will be used in the new build, is the x2 550 salvageable or would it be bottlenecking the gpu?

Thanks.

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December 15, 2011 3:18:21 AM

hmmmm , can you unlock cores of your x2 550, 5770 cannot bottleneck a x2 but yeah, dual cores are not recommended for gaming
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December 15, 2011 3:23:58 AM

AMD 960T + PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 $144 (Better performance than 955 and possibility to unlock 6 core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock 970 Extreme4 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor 6950 2GB $255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $609 before rebates
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December 15, 2011 3:25:52 AM

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December 15, 2011 7:50:11 PM

manu 11 said:
hmmmm , can you unlock cores of your x2 550, 5770 cannot bottleneck a x2 but yeah, dual cores are not recommended for gaming



Yes I can unlock cores on the 550, however that isn't something I want to do. I should have said will the x2 550 bottleneck the new GPU I choose.

Thanks for the suggestions, the build I had in mind is similar to the one zero_ suggested.


@aznshinobi

How does the 6950 compare to the 560ti ?
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December 15, 2011 9:37:32 PM

I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf.

As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti.
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December 17, 2011 12:09:37 AM

aznshinobi said:
I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf.

As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti.



How would I go about unlocking the 550?
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December 17, 2011 3:07:39 AM

Best answer selected by DJ253.
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December 17, 2011 3:37:12 AM

No probs. Good luck!
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