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Old 12-25-2008, 08:53 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Ok..that's all I needed to know.

I'll just stick with the one card. I still don't think I'll be disappointed by the 8800GTX...Will my E5200 bottleneck it at all? If so, how much?
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If you OC it a little you'll actually get to the point where the GPU bottlenecks the CPU (around 4.0ghz, which is easy for a Wolfdale)
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If you OC it a little you'll actually get to the point where the GPU bottlenecks the CPU (around 4.0ghz, which is easy for a Wolfdale)
Cool...That's what I wanted to hear...especially since the 8800GTX is still a good card.

Plus, I'll only be playin COD4 and maybe COD5...I just want good performance outta it since I play in TWL and other tournaments.
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Maxing out COD4 shouldn't be difficult for a 8800 GTX. Just don't expect to get like 60+ FPS @1920x1200.

More like 50Fps~?@1680x1050.
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Maxing out COD4 shouldn't be difficult for a 8800 GTX. Just don't expect to get like 60+ FPS @1920x1200.

More like 50Fps~?@1680x1050.
Well my current monitor is crap and is still a CRT that can only go as far as 1280X1024 lol so I guess I shouldn't have an issue....


What about the CPU?
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CPU is more of a bottleneck around your resolution anyways. With a decent overclock though you should have no issues.

Aim for like a 24/7 4.00ghz overclock.

Also I'd get that PSU double checked by some one like nagasama before you purchase it.
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So is the 8400 worth the extra cash? Or should I just stick with the 5200?
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Stick with the e5200.. both give up OC'ing around the same place.. and its not worth the extra cash for just the cache
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Do they really overclock to around the same speed? I was looking into it for a friends build and it seemed like the average for each chip was e5200 - 3.5ghz, e7300 - 3.8ghz, e8400 - 4ghz. Some went higher but seemed like thats where the wall normally comes at. Like my e2180 can do 3.3ghz but requires much more voltage for every 100mhz past 3.0ghz.
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