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Old 07-21-10, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: How limited am I by the E6600?

My friend has an E6600 at 3.2GHz with a 5850 and has found it depends on the game. Metro 2033 has been the worst so far, but still playable with high settings, just not PhysX up high.

I'd say give it a go, you'll still see a big improvement and be able to turn up the eye candy. If it doesn't give you what you want then look for a well priced C2Q second hand.
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