1. Post #1
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    Here's what I currently got

    Since I'm planning to get a GTX560Ti, I need to know if this CPU can really run it before I risk wasting my money. Can I run it? If not, any tips on what I can get instead?

    Edited:

    and if I get it, would I have to buy a new motherboard, or would I be able to use it with my current integrated GPU one?

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    You should be able to just plug and play. Providing you have enough PCI-E slots on your motherboard, and enough PCI-E connectors on your power supply, as well as the PSU being of high enough wattage.

    The processor will not matter, nor will your integrated GPU.
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    Thanks, now please let this thread die.
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    Yes the processor does matter, with a slow processor you won't get the full potential of your graphics card. That processor you have now will bottleneck and you need to upgrade it.
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    Yes the processor does matter, with a slow processor you won't get the full potential of your graphics card. That processor you have now will bottleneck and you need to upgrade it.
    That and if you have a low wattage PSU, a full stress load could cause a lot of nasty problems if it's not powerful enough.
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    I'm on an E7500 right now as I type this post, it's fucking horrible with my 6970 even when clocked to 3.8GHz. Every modern game stutters and the framerate is always around half of what other people with their 2500K's are getting. Don't even waste your money on a GPU until you've moved away from LGA 775.
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    Alright, what new processor should I get at around a 250$ budget?

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    I've got that same processor clocked at 2.66Ghz, and that same graphics card. Most modern games run at 60FPS, with minimal stutter. I am looking at upgrading my processor soon, though.

    For reference, I get 30FPS outdoors and 60FPS indoors in Skyrim on Ultra, which is comparable to others' performance (It's just a bad console port) with higher end hardware. So it's not too bad.
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    I've got that same processor clocked at 2.66Ghz, and that same graphics card. Most modern games run at 60FPS, with minimal stutter. I am looking at upgrading my processor soon, though.

    For reference, I get 30FPS outdoors and 60FPS indoors in Skyrim on Ultra, which is comparable to others' performance (It's just a bad console port) with higher end hardware. So it's not too bad.
    No E7500 shipped at 2.66GHz. Why are you running it underclocked?

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    No E7500 shipped at 2.66GHz. Why are you running it underclocked?
    Because Dell. The BIOS is also locked, so I can't do anything about it.
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    Because Dell. The BIOS is also locked, so I can't do anything about it.
    Really? I didn't know OEMs underclocked chips. Well anyway thanks for the knowledge, sorry you're stuck at 2.66GHz.

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    Really? I didn't know OEMs underclocked chips. Well anyway thanks for the knowledge, sorry you're stuck at 2.66GHz.
    It's fine. I'm getting a new CPU sometime soon, so I don't worry too much.

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    I got an E6750 overclocked to 3.00GHz, and a Radeon HD 4890, with 4 GB DDR2 RAM (800 MHz). I play most modern games at medium-high settings at 1920x1080. If I were you, I would surely upgrade my CPU.

    I'm getting an i7 2600K, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 and a mobo of which I probably have the name somewhere with an 1155 socket next week for €410. I'll be upgrading my GPU to a 560 or 570 soon after.

    Don't underestimate the importance of a CPU. It's probably the most important part of your pc (apart from the mobo). Hence the name Central Processing Unit.

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    Correction: The PSU is the most important part of your computer.
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    Correction: The PSU is the most important part of your computer.
    True that, my 5+ year old PSU basically exploded or something when I put in that 4890. Now have a 550 watt one.
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    True that, my 5+ year old PSU basically exploded or something when I put in that 4890. Now have a 550 watt one.
    that means nothing if you swapped a piece of shit with a piece of shit
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    I'm running an e8400 at stock speeds (3.0ghz) and it runs the more demanding games like trash, I recommend a quad core or far more heavy-duty dual core for this card.

    Edited:

    Games like Skyrim and whatnot run perfectly fine in an uncrowded environment, if not a little stuttery at some points, but the games that aren't all just shine and also want a lot of attention from your CPU (eg. lots of AI/"thought" activity) are going to make your CPU scream for mercy. :c
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  18. Post #18
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    My PSU is an ATX-650W, that's more than enough, right? and how many GHz should my new processor have?

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    My PSU is an ATX-650W, that's more than enough, right? and how many GHz should my new processor have?
    650w is more than enough but what brand is it? Also the ghz is just the speed, The amd phenom 980 has 3.8 ghz but that doesnt make it a good CPU, Also if you get a new CPU you will more than likely need a new motherboard unless you get a C2D.

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    Correction: The PSU is the most important part of your computer.
    Correction: All of the parts are the most important part of your computer.
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    Correction: All of the parts are the most important part of your computer.
    Correction: Wait... Damn theres nothing to correct.
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    Correction: All of the parts are the most important part of your computer.
    Correction: The person using it is the most important part of the computer vv

       Because it doesn't really go anywhere does it   

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    650w is more than enough but what brand is it?
    I... don't know. How can I tell?

    Also the ghz is just the speed, The amd phenom 980 has 3.8 ghz but that doesnt make it a good CPU, Also if you get a new CPU you will more than likely need a new motherboard unless you get a C2D.
    Ah. Alright then, can you (or anybody else really) recommend me a new CPU?

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    I... don't know. How can I tell?


    Ah. Alright then, can you (or anybody else really) recommend me a new CPU?
    1. You look at the name on the power supply


    2. Give us a budget and we will help you out.

  25. Post #25
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    Would a Phenom II X4 965 @3.40GHz Quad-Core bottleneck a 560ti ?
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    2. Give us a budget and we will help you out.
    Alright, what new processor should I get at around a 250$ budget?
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    I meant on the power supply, unless his budget was $250 for CPU and PSU.

    Edited:

    Also he'd need a new motherboard so $110 for board, $120 for cpu = $230 and then that would leave $20 for the PSU which would suck.

  28. Post #28
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    ATX12V 1.3 Power supply. My Budget is $250 for each piece. So, $750 for a PSU, SPU, and GPU.

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    ATX12V 1.3 Power supply. My Budget is $250 for each piece. So, $750 for a PSU, SPU, and GPU.
    I think you mean CPU and $750 budget for that? Well here you go


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    My 600w CTX600 works with an i5 750 and 560 Ti fine.

    Though I'd recommend a 570 or something besides a 560, really. A TON of people are getting issues (myself included) with TDRs and a few other bugs with the 560 more so than others in the 500 family (or so I've seen yet) and it seems to be a hit or miss with it.

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    Better PSU than the corsair in Zerokateo's.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050

    His isn't bad, but it's really expensive because of the 80 plus silver rating, and it's not worth it when you can get a power supply that outputs 110W more on the 12V rails for the same price.

    Edited:

    My 600w CTX600 works with an i5 750 and 560 Ti fine.

    Though I'd recommend a 570 or something besides a 560, really. A TON of people are getting issues (myself included) with TDRs and a few other bugs with the 560 more so than others in the 500 family (or so I've seen yet) and it seems to be a hit or miss with it.
    Nvidia says the TDR thing is a driver issue, and they've actually been paying people's shipping and giving them free games to send them in cards that have the issue so they can try and replicate it. It also didn't exist before the 280.xx drivers so it's safe to assume it will be fixed. But I do agree that a GTX 570 is a better purchase solely because it performs better and it fits his budget if he gets a cheaper PSU in the 750W range. Nevermind, a GTX 570 won't fit the budget unless he gets a mid end 600W, and I'd rather choose a nice 900W HCG and GTX 560 Ti over a 600W CX and GTX 570.

  32. Post #32
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    Better PSU than the corsair in Zerokateo's.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050

    His isn't bad, but it's really expensive because of the 80 plus silver rating, and it's not worth it when you can get a power supply that outputs 110W more on the 12V rails for the same price.

    Edited:



    Nvidia says the TDR thing is a driver issue, and they've actually been paying people's shipping and giving them free games to send them in cards that have the issue so they can try and replicate it. It also didn't exist before the 280.xx drivers so it's safe to assume it will be fixed. But I do agree that a GTX 570 is a better purchase solely because it performs better and it fits his budget if he gets a cheaper PSU in the 750W range. Nevermind, a GTX 570 won't fit the budget unless he gets a mid end 600W, and I'd rather choose a nice 900W HCG and GTX 560 Ti over a 600W CX and GTX 570.
    Woops I meant to grab the bronze one but thanks garry for picking out a better one.

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    Woops I meant to grab the bronze one but thanks garry for picking out a better one.
    Yah I'm in awe of the huge price jump between bronze and silver, when the efficiency increase is so little.

  34. Post #34
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    thanks for the help guys, only 3941 Egyptian pounds to go for me and I'm ready to play!

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    thanks for the help guys, only 3941 Egyptian pounds to go for me and I'm ready to play!
    Wait, egypt uses the pound?

  36. Post #36
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    Wait, egypt uses the pound?
    yeah, egyptian pounds.    of sand   
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