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Intel E8500 @ 3.16 ghz with HD 7750

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 1, 2013 9:48:10 AM

Hello, I'm starting PC gaming for the first time I don't have much money to spend, my current PC specs are:

Intel E8500 @ 3.16 ghz 6M cache 1333 FSB
6GB DDR2 RAM 800 mhz
500 GB HDD

The PSU is only 300W so I am limited to the GPU i can buy and in my price range the HD 7750 1GB DDR5 is the best card i can get.

Just wondering if my processor will be good enough to run this card, will it bottleneck? and will i be able to play games @ 1680x1050

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February 1, 2013 10:03:37 AM

thats a good set up.
you may experience some limiting from having a C2D but a decent overclock to ~3.6 or 3.8 will help that.

your system will hardly go over 150 watts while gaming so the PSU ought to be fine . .
( i'll admit i am pulling that number off the top of my head but i doubt if i am far off)
February 1, 2013 10:11:14 AM

Agree with looniam
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February 1, 2013 10:16:58 AM

so do i have to overclock to make this card run nice? or will the stock 3.16 ghz still handle most games at medium settings?
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February 1, 2013 10:21:36 AM

^Sounds about right. You should be able to at least "sample" any game out there, and get "good" settings on most of them.
February 1, 2013 10:50:29 AM

You will have no problem playing games with video settings set to Medium.