E8200+HD 4850 = Bottleneck or no?

As already mentioned don't get that Rosewill PSU!!!. At stock speed that E8200 is perhaps a little underpowered for that 4850, but you can change that with a mild overclock and overclock it will :D. I say go for it, with a better PSU of course. The Antec EarthWatts 380 will be sufficient. If you plan on using crossfire latter on down the road though you will need something a little better.
 

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No, it's not.

A fast Core 2 Duo, will not even bottleneck the fastest GPUs around. If he had 2+ GPUs, then yes it would make a difference, but that could be mostly fixed by Overclocking the crap out of that CPU.

I assume it's a single GPU, so he can pair whatever GPU he wishes to that CPU and suffer no loss whatsoever.


To the OP: You're more than fine. Enjoy that 4850.
 

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