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Should i upgrade CPU also when upgrading video card?

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  1. CDdude55

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    If i get a 9800 GTX should i also buy a Q6600 or something to go along with it? My current CPU is a C2D E4400 running at stock. Also if i do get a new CPU should i upgrade it at the same time with the video card? Or should i do it one at a time(stick in vid card see if it works and then vice versa with CPU). I also don't plan to reinstall Windows and i dont OC just so you guys know.
     
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    Save yourself the money and overclock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why dont you want to? :confused:
     
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    Why have an aftermarket cooler if you don't overclock? With that motherboard, it should be pretty easy to put the E4400 to 3GHz or more, and that will be plenty for a 9800GTX.
     
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    save yourself some money and buy the ATI 4850 as itll do the same job as the 9800GTX for less money :)
     
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    I bought the Freezer 7 pro because my stock HSF broke. So i just said what the hell might as well get a better one. I just dont feel the need to OC.
     
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    So should i do it?
     
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    the q6600 at a stock 2.6 gigs isn't gonna give you much performance gain over your e4400 at 2 gig, gaming wise that is.. Sure, it'll give you some, but considering what you can get for free by OC'ing your current CPU, it's not really worth the $210 for the q6600. IMHO, you ought to buy a 9800gtx and OC your current CPU to 3 gig's or more. Alot cheaper and you'll get more life out of the 4400.
     
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    Well what if i just what two extra core for a better future gaming experience?
     
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    By the time that "future" comes there will definitely be better quad core cpu's and you may even need/want a different build by then.

    I'm with everyone here. Keep what yah got and clock it. ;)
     
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    then at the very least, buy a q9450 then. The q6600 is old and dated. Yes, it's still a good CPU by todays standards, but it won't be shit by tomorrow's standards(nahalem)
     
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    Or i can just keep my CPU at stock a get a 9800 GTX. I dont care for bottlenecks.
     
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    Cooler. Quieter. Many peeps run aftermarket coolers without OC, or with a small OC, esp. in NAS or HTPC. Often you use an aftermarket cooler and UNDERCLOCK the CPU. Dead silent. Still enough power-for-purpose.
     
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    Yes, but why ask the question then?
     
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    Just to get some input on what other people opinions are on the matter.;)
     
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    Heh, but the only reason to get a better CPU would be to relieve a bottleneck, you've just said you don't care about them, so save yourself some money :)
     

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