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Old April 12, 2008, 09:49 PM
PEIGuy PEIGuy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Default Little help please: 5000+ X2 vs BFG GTS 512mb


First I would like to say that really like this site! I stumbled onto HWC while scanning reviews at NCIX and I'm impressed with both the reviews and the site as a whole.

I was wondering if you guys might be able to help me out with a question I have regarding whether my current system will bottleneck a video card(s) I have my eye on?

First what I have:

Dell Dimension E521

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ running stock 2.6ghz

RAM- 2gb

video card- 8600GT 512mb DDR2

300w power supply

22" Dell LCD

Hardly a gaming rig I know, but I figure if I slap a BFG 8800 GTS 512mb OC card in it with a new 600w OCZ Stealthstream power supply that should bring it around nicely

I've also rolled around the idea of going with a 9800GTX as well.

Only thing holding me back is I am just not sure whether my current CPU/RAM will bottle kneck these cards?

Any input is a greatly appreciated.

Last edited by PEIGuy; April 15, 2008 at 06:03 AM. Reason: Fixed typo from 8800 to 8600 ;)
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