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geforce 9600gt upgrade

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hi, i would like some advice on upgrading my current GPU. as the title says
i'm buying a new computer with the following components
MOBO gigayte ga-890fx-ud5
CPU amd phenom ii x4 955
CPU COOLER zalman cnps10x performa 2x 120mm fans
RAM kingston ddr3 1600mhz 2x 2gb
HDD seagate barracutta sata3
DVD ROM asus drw-1814blt
PSU antec tp750w
CASE antec 900 2x120mm front, 1x 120mm rear, 1x200mm top
GPU gigabyte geforce 9600gt 1gb
MONITOR samsung syncmaster 22" lcd
KEYBOARD logitech mk520


i only do video editing, music and video, , web searching play only 1 game that is BMW M3 CHALLENGE
thats about. So should i keep the card an overclck it or upgrade to a
gigabytye gtx series 460 comes to mind??
i've attached a photo of the my current card

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post #2 of 7
I wouldn't buy a card simply for one game such as that.

For productivity you won't notice a difference.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II B57 @ X4 3.9 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Sapphire Radeon 290 8 GB G.Skill 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
Audio
Plantronics Gamecom 788 
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post #3 of 7
keep the 9600gt for that game.. if it's overheating, cable tie a 120mm fan to the passive heatsink
post #4 of 7
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thanks guys for the replys i'll keep the 9600gt and OC come to think of it i like the design of the 9600gt passive cooling very quite running.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
i was thinking about getting the lian li 2x 120mm slot cooler
if i OC the card
are they any good or i'm wasting my time buying it???
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by econnor View Post
i was thinking about getting the lian li 2x 120mm slot cooler
if i OC the card
are they any good or i'm wasting my time buying it???
Nope.

Just keep it as it is.
post #7 of 7
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speednugget. what do you mean by just keep it as it is?? don't OC it. is that what you mean
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