My worry is that the 6100 will bottleneck the 7850...
If over clocking is my fate, which cooler?
I want to put it up to about 3.9 GHz and the price point on that Rosewill RCX-Z1 is seducing me... but I know I should get a 212. So the question becomes. How much do you guys think I can over clock this with the Rosewill cooler?
Guys I'm ignorant. I see the CFM these things can push and call it there. What makes this RCX inferior to the Hyper 212? In my eyes they're a lot closer to the same league.
Is 3.9 GHz even enough to avoid the bottleneck?
Thanks so much in advanced, if you have input please take 5 minutes of your time to give some much-needed insight.
Personally, I feel that heatsinks that allow air to flow completely through them have much better cooling performance. I just feel like the heat is trapped in the heatsink with the fan blowing down into them. Vertical heatsinks such as the EVO or Noctua have a constant flow of cooler air through the sink.
you'll be fine, CPU almost never bottleneck games anymore (only a few titles actually rely on good cpu's all the rest is GPU) so the difference will only ever be a few FPS
I do a LOT of computer work, and a lot of 2nd hand computer builds, SO i have a habit of testing high end GPU's on low end CPU's for kicks, you'd be suprised how much a older machine will benefit from a from a high end card , yes there is a bottleneck but suprisingly stuff is still playable, and not like the end of the world like everyone predicts on here