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August 24, 2012 5:39:16 PM

Hey guys i was wondering if i would end up with a bottle neck in my system if i had a pentium d watercooled at 4.4 gh and i had this graphics car in my pciexpress


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Galaxy-GeForce-GT-610-GC-2GB-DD...

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August 24, 2012 5:49:53 PM

I don't believe there would be any bottleneck , by overclocking the cpu you would allow the cpu to operate at a higher speed to alieveate any bottleneck.
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August 24, 2012 5:51:52 PM

Not really. That a VERY low end graphics card (not at all a gaming card).

I'm thinking that the graphics card will probably even end up bottlenecking the Pentium D @ 4.4Ghz... Neither one are good, but the graphics card is just bad (for gaming). A GT 610 is just a rebadged GT 520. Bottom of the barrel stuff.
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August 24, 2012 5:53:19 PM

ok thanks and what do you think grphicks card wise i would need to run bf3 i dont care about processor
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August 24, 2012 5:57:23 PM

TTGZDOG said:
ok thanks and what do you think grphicks card wise i would need to run bf3 i dont care about processor


Well, taking the CPU out of the equation and just focusing on the graphics card, you'll want at least a 550 Ti, and you should really get at least a 560 Ti. BF3 is very demanding and you need a pretty strong graphics card to run it even close to decently.

Having said that, the Pentium D (even @ 4.4Ghz) isn't gonna do well at all in BF3.
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August 24, 2012 5:58:41 PM

could you give me alink on ebay plzzzzzzzzzzzz
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August 24, 2012 5:59:28 PM

To run BF3 at decent settings and decent resolution , Nvidia-560Ti or a AMD-6850.
What are you going to do about the processor?
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August 24, 2012 6:02:58 PM

well i just want to know what i need to run it
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August 24, 2012 6:04:25 PM

TTGZDOG said:
could you give me alink on ebay plzzzzzzzzzzzz


550 Ti: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ASUS-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-550...

560 Ti: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GALAXY-Technology-NVIDIA-GeForc...

I recommend the 560 Ti, but if you're gonna stick with the Pentium D, then both the 550 Ti AND 560 Ti will be bottlenecked quite severely, so it really doesn't matter. The 560 Ti will be much better if you upgrade the CPU, though (and by upgrade, a Core 2 Quad, at the absolute minimum).
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August 24, 2012 6:04:44 PM

hey well what do i need to be able to run idk maybe bioshock 2
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August 24, 2012 6:08:37 PM

nahh dude leave processor out of the picture i want to know what i need for bioshock 2
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August 24, 2012 6:09:49 PM

inzone said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can run it with this cpu and a new motherboard and ram , are you thinking of upgrading all of those parts?


That's exactly what I was about to recommend.

An i3 2100 or Phenom II X4 965BE is just about the lowest you'll want to go for most games (if you're upgrading anyway).
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August 24, 2012 6:12:07 PM

TTGZDOG said:
nahh dude leave processor out of the picture i want to know what i need for bioshock 2


Well, Bioshock 2 isn't too demanding, so the 550 Ti would work just fine for that (as well as the Pentium D). http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=342&gam...

BF3 is just a completely different animal than most games. Probably one of the top 2 or 3 most demanding games out there.
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August 24, 2012 6:16:24 PM

Hey dj thnaks for all the help one last question what would i need for minecraft with no laging at all including ram
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August 24, 2012 6:23:22 PM

TTGZDOG said:
Hey dj thnaks for all the help one last question what would i need for minecraft with no laging at all including ram


Now THAT, you can probably do with the card that you originally linked (an definitely with that CPU). Minecraft is relatively easy to run.

512MB is the minimum RAM for Minecraft with 1GB recommended. Not much at all, since it's such an easy game to run.
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August 24, 2012 6:34:05 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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August 24, 2012 6:34:27 PM

ok thanks
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