Thread: Will my processor be overkill?
August 16th, 2010, 02:13 PM #1
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Will my processor be overkill?
I'm building a gaming PC for around 800-850$ and I was planning on getting the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor. But now I'm wondering if that's necessary for my setup. My entire setup is
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
August 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM #2
Really the only time there is any real "overkill" is when the system is overly out of balance, and that usually happens when you build a low end machine with an overly expensive/powerful video card which is bottlenecked by the CPU
Yours is a typical setup and reasonably balanced
August 16th, 2010, 03:08 PM #3
In one word, No.
Whether the CPU will be Fully Utilized, thats another story, depending on what you use it for.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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