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Last response: in Systems
August 3, 2012 12:40:24 AM
This will be replacing an old intel quad core processor with a 6800 xt GPU

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a c 319 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 1:21:15 AM

inventoroflag said:
This will be replacing an old intel quad core processor with a 6800 xt GPU

the cpu is way over kill.
give you the same bang for the buck with the 670 video card. most games right now dont use more then two cores of a cpu.
the ib i7 4 core not going to bottleneck the 670 if you match it up to a good gaming mb like a asus sabertooth or other good 16/8x8/ pci 3.0 mb. your better off using that saved cash for a better gaming case that has better air flow and wire management.
a c 164 å Intel
a b 4 Gaming
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 1:24:15 AM

For just gaming? No. That processor is 3 generations old and while still very powerful for things like video encoding and rendering is not what you should get for a gaming computer. In most cases games do not use more than 2 cores although some few can use quads. I do not believe a single game will make use of 6 cores.

For gaming get an i5 2500K or i5 3750K with a Z77 motherboard. If you truly think you need a 6 core CPU at least get a current generation LGA 2011 setup with an i7 3930K.

Everything else looks pretty good. You might want to look into a little better case. Nothing wrong with an Antec 300 but with a higher end gaming system you would do better with an Antec 900/1100/1200.