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Hd 7770 or can my cpu utilize more?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 3, 2012 7:00:59 PM

I wanna upgrade my graphic card (current is old), and I'm thinking about buying the Radeon hd 7770. BUT, I was wandering, If I'd like to invest more money in to this, and buy a stronger card, will it not be bottlenecked by my cpu?
Cpu is Intel Core2 Quad q6600
Motherboard - I'm not sure what's the exact model, but it supports PCIe and ddr3.
Power Supply - I'll buy one that will fit the Graphic card.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance,

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December 3, 2012 7:10:41 PM

You shouldn't be bottlenecked by HD 7850. That's what I would get, because it will last you much longer than an HD 7770 and it's better performance for money spent. Though I'd get a CPU cooler for bumping the clock on the CPU a bit. How about this combo?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $245.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 16:12 EST-0500)
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December 3, 2012 7:12:46 PM

I would suggest OCing your cpu.