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Bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by okeefe415, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. okeefe415

    okeefe415 Thread Starter

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    Im trying to figure out if my processor will end up bottlenecking my new pc build. I really only play games, and the audio app's i do use will run great (i allready know it), so this question is SOLELY based on a gaming bottleneck.

    I have a GREAT 939 mobo i just acquired and do NOT feel like buying a brand new AM2 board. However, the fastest x2 series processor i could find was a 4200+x2 on newegg. I cant get an opteron (cause mobo needs a bios update meaning i need to get a "loaner" 939 processor) and i am definitely NOT going to buy a 4800+x2 for the $400 price tag ive seen around for the 939...

    SO, will i have to worry about a bottleneck with these components?

    4200+ x2 (duh)
    8800 gts 320mb
    2 GB PC3200

    also, if the bottleneck is marginal, Im getting a GOOD heatsink and i would consider overclocking.
     
  2. iMPACT

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    there shouldn't be any bottleneck problems, most of the power to process games is form the GPU and that 8800 is pretty crazy but u really should consider upgrading the mother board together because that 939 socket X2 will be obsolete in a few years and if u do the math it won't really be worth it. if u look at my computer specs. i also have a 939 but with much slower components, i was going to do exactly what u are planning but after some research about all the new stuff coming out like new cpus gpu and games. i'm going to wait till next year and build a brand new computer.
     
  3. okeefe415

    okeefe415 Thread Starter

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    well i plan on getting the phenom processors when there realeased, but i need a pc NOW (thats fast) and i can carry over the grapics card + case + psu so id be saving money rather than getting a ****** newer AGP card thats like 300 bucks.
     
  4. iMPACT

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    why would u get an AGP card? well if u desperatly need a gaming computer then go ahead. with your setup its going to be able to play alot of new games. if u look at my computer specs( beside my name) i can play many new games but on med settings (bioshock, GRAW 2, Test Drive Unlimited).

    I will be getting the Phenom FX on a quad FX platform= eight cores
     
  5. okeefe415

    okeefe415 Thread Starter

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    im saying that im either getting the new pc i detailed above, or NOTHING at all, and just waiting, but the issue is that my current pc is just agp. so if i was to upgrade my current gfx card it would be a waste and expensive.
     
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