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Radeon 7870 run with i-920 @2.67 GHz??????

Just ordered a Radeon HD 7870 to replace my old GTX295. Now I'm worried the old mother board cannot handle it while gaming. It's a i7-920 @2.67 GHz from Dell (so I can't overclock it). Will I have any performance issues with the new card due to the motherboard on games like Diablo 3, the Witcher 2, first-player shooters, etc.?
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    Well to be honest should do good really..
  2. I had a i 7 920 @ 4.2 but even at default they run really strong.
  3. Thank you for the advice, I was just concerned since the GPU is all I plan to upgrade for now, and it sounds like most people have overclocked theirs to at least 3 GHz.
  4. That would not be an issue. Should work just fine.
  5. There should be no issue.
  6. Oh god finally someone who has a Corei-7 920 AND CARD(Gonna order tomorrow) like me!! And the very same question I would have asked if I had got home earlier.

    How do you know if you can overclock your CPU? I personally chose the components for my PC so i'm not sure what you mean by came from Dell(Prebuilt?)
  7. Yeah, mine was a pre-built from Dell, and I've switched out the power supply and the video card over the years. It looks like I won't need to overclock based on the comments here.
  8. Yeah it's a good cpu, it beats current generation AMD CPUS, that tons of people game on.
  9. Now what PSU is good to go with this xD
  10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
    Great PSU and more than enough

    If you want to crossfire two them try their 620w version.
  11. Cm gx 750w or Tx650w, heard cm gx series are crap though both are bronze certified
  12. The only decent Cooler Masters are the SilentPro series. I would go with something from Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, or XFX. They all make quality products and you don't want to skimp on your PSU. It's the most important thing in your case. It can ruin hardware if it fails.
  13. I've been running with a Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W for 3 years now and haven't had any problems.
  14. Thermaltakes Toughpower is a good model. I actually run a Thermaltake Black Widow but I got it in a trade. If I had outright bought a PSU it would not have been this one.
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