hey guys right now i am thinking about upgrading after christmas for the vista release...right now my specs are 3700+ amd proc 1 gb corsair ram 7900 gt 550 watt antec power supply i was thinking about upgrading and was thinking about getting these 4800 x2 939 socket 8800 GTX or R600 whichever is better 2 gb corsair ram and prob a thermaltake armor series computer case now my questions are would the 4800 x2 be a bottleneck for the 8800 gtx since it is a 939 socket...and would the 550 watt power supply be enough for the system...i am trying to save as many parts as i can out of my old system but i might just go ahead and do a new build if i can sell my current system...ne ways if anyone could assist me in anyway possible i would really appreciate it :)
Ah... I have said this sooo many times. Dont buy AMD X2's. You get a much beter deal with a intel core 2. something like E6600. When you are buying so much high end hardware why not trow inn some more money and get a new mobo to.
I see why you are trying to save money and upgrade what you have and i think you are right to do so. Of course there are newer faster processors out there but in real terms you would notice little difference. A few fps at most. I think you would be a fool to spend on a new motherboard etc for no real need. The extra money you saved from the mobo can be used elsewhere. Real people cant always afford the latest and greatest all the time, and a half decent compromise has to be made on many occasions.
To answer his question - I can't see the 4800+ bottlenecking the 8800. It may not be a Conroe, but it's still pretty damn fast and powerful. That psu should also be adequate.
I have to agree with Oblivious, the 4800+ will be fine. The worst side effect that you will see of it would be longer load times while you load all those detailed textures into the video memory. But once you're in game, you'll be fine.
Alright... All I am saying is that you can get alot beter performance for just a little bit more money. But whatever floats your boat ore something like that.
the only time the CPU would be the bottelneck is if you were using 4 8800's in Quad SLI
The thing is Vikke, an E6600 costs considerably more than a 4800 x2, add money on for a decent motherboard and you're looking at probably twice as much as just getting the 4800 x2. Yeah, it will be far more powerful, but realistically is it going to make that much difference?
Having said that, I'd do something similar - go for the cheaper E6300 and a new motherboard. Should cost pretty much the same as a 4800 x2. And it's what....15 minutes more work to swap the mobo?
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With your current setup already being pretty good, I think it's worth waiting for the new ATI cards to come out, I've heard they're going to destroy the 8800's. It's worth waiting to see anyways.