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Hi all.
I have been thinking about upgrading my GPU for awhile now and have finally decided to go ahead and do it.
My problem is my system which is listed below.
What is the best GPU for me that is $200 or less.
And would it make that much of a difference in FPS?
I play (Want to play*) BBC2, and BO mostly.
The main reason I am asking is that I'm trying to decide whether it would be better for me to stick it out and put the money towards a whole system upgrade to a x4 bulldozer CPU when they launch and upgrade to a better GPU later on.

I currently get an average of 25 FPS on both BO and BBC2.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
I'd probably save the cash for a platform upgrade and turn in game detail down for a month or so.
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post #3 of 11
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I'd probably save the cash for a platform upgrade and turn in game detail down for a month or so.
Thanks, Yeah as I was typing that it really wasn't making sense to me as to why I would try to prolong my current system as a gaming system.
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post #4 of 11
You wouldn't need more than a 460 and you would be able too play anything smooth,unless your cpu holds you up.
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post #5 of 11
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You wouldn't need more than a 460 and you would be able too play anything smooth,unless your cpu holds you up.
Yeah thats what I'm worried about, my CPU is 2-3 years worth of technology behind so it may very well be one of my FPS problems.
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post #6 of 11
Since you can score a 460 for around 120 bucks why not?It should be a massive fps gain I mean huge.Then if your system can't keep up,upgrade the rest.The 460 will keep you happy for a while.
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post #7 of 11
Certianly not a horrible idea to grab a 460, 6850, or sapphire xtreme 5830/50 for now. If that turns out to be all you need then great and you arent out too much.

If you still feel you are underperforming then you can upgrade the whole system in a little while and add a second card to boot
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post #8 of 11
That CPU is going to be an issue. It's about on par with 9800GT GPU power.

I'd look at a full new system build.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
That CPU is going to be an issue. It's about on par with 9800GT GPU power.

I'd look at a full new system build.
Yeah the other guys are making a lot of sense with just getting a GTX 460 and play with that. The only problem is I will want to upgrade to a better GPU when I can save up a lot more money.

Thanks for all the advice guys I understand I could still use the last bit of life that this PC has in it. I'm just thinking now that it just makes a little more sense to me that I put the money towards a current gen or Bulldozer build instead of trying to keep this thing from becoming a media comp.
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post #10 of 11
i'd surely suggest a platform upgrade/overhaul..it will SURELY hold back the 460 from giving you great Frame rates as promised..
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