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Old 08-10-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Bad timing for Nehalem

Ack, this was the decision that stressed me a while ago and it's been brought to my attention once again. I'm so, so eager to buy a new R700 .. but I felt that I'd need to upgrade my CPU (in signature) and that means an upgrade in motherboard, effectively building a new system (buy new memory too as I'd sell the current computer). But is it really worth it? I mean, Nehalem is on its way .. but I SO want this new GPU (way too impatient).

I was thinking maybe I should install a minor upgrade until Nehalem is released .. perhaps the processor? There's nothing else that'd bottleneck the power, is there? Unfortunately the motherboard only supports up to a 5200+, which is so not cool.

What is the least expensive processor to buy that doesn't bottleneck this GPU? Or very very minimally.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bad timing for Nehalem

An AMD 4800+ or even a 5000+ Would be fine as a temp upgrade.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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An AMD 4800+ or even a 5000+ Would be fine as a temp upgrade.
Really? I didn't realise that the GPU wasn't so reliant on the other hardware. I'd have thought with an AMD maybe at least a 5600+... but that's great news!

Any other advice anyone?

Edit: Also, does anyone know what the best price for performance Nehalem processor will approximately be?
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Default Re: Bad timing for Nehalem

i know how you feel
wanting to get a new machine up and running with a powerhouse under the hood
so why dont you just wait
youve waited this long
why waste your money
do it right the first time
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Well if you get the 4800,with decent cooling,you will be able to OC it too 3.0GHz.

But if you dont wish to overclock the CPU,Then yeah,get ATLEAST a 5200+.
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