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May 5, 2012 10:57:24 PM

hello i need some help i will upgrade my computer and I'm very confused between using my old cpu :Intel cor2duo e4600 2.40mhz or new athlon x2 250 3.0mhz and i will buy ati 6770 vga card and I'm afraid of the bottleneck issue and i Will play heavy games so what is the best one between the 2 cpu's

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May 5, 2012 11:40:50 PM

Hi , even if u overclock your e4600 to 3.0Ghz and your planning on playing some high-end games , i recommend that u upgrade your cpu . And if can spend i little more , buy an AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition.Talking about the card, for more 10£ u can buy a 550ti , a better card than the 6770 .
May 5, 2012 11:50:16 PM

thank you for your reply but i got very limited budget and the 6770 needs a 450 w power supply i got corsair cx430 i think it will handle it so can u plez tell me the 550 ti need alot of power or the same as the 6770
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May 6, 2012 12:37:35 AM

I'm a little confused as to what you mean by wondering if you should use the Intel or AMD CPU. Obviously you know you can't use both in the same board, right?
As far as the PSU is concerned, the 550ti draws a max of 152W. That relates to 12.67A @ +12V. The 6770 draws 9.1A at max. A Corsair CX 430 with its +12V rail rated at 28A should serve you fine for either card.

Here is a PSU calculator you may find handy:
May 6, 2012 12:49:58 AM

6850 best card will get for money.