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I have an e8400 cpu at stock clock. Do you think this card http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...re%20hd%205830 is a good upgrade from my 9800gt? Will my cpu bottleneck? What else would you guys recommend around this price point?
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I would consider a 460 instead.Shouldn't be a bottlekneck if you can raise your clocks a little.If you don't play at 1080 then no worries.It's possible you could get a 5850 if you try hard enough.
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Its okay card. And no your CPS isn't bottleneck. My e8500 at stock isn't bottlenecking hd5850.
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I play at 1680 x 1050 and I don't really know how to overclock. How much would I need to raise them for a gtx 460?
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So at my resolution, will the 5830 be fine? Or will a gtx 460 still be better?
post #6 of 29
I have a pair of those cards, and I love them. I've never had a GTX 460, but I did have a GTX 465 and a GTX 470. Knowing that the GTX 460 can outperform a GTX 465 in some games, the GTX 460 should be a little faster than the 5830, but it would also cost a decent amount more.

I would get the 5830 and never look back!
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It wouldn't be a bad choice, but I would watch the newegg open box section and try to snag a gtx460
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post #8 of 29
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Or should I just sli with another 9800gt http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...707&CatId=3670. Or is the 5830 still better?
post #9 of 29
With the sapphire 5830 being only $110 I don't see why you wouldn't get that. I'm in a very similar situation ( had an 8800gt now a 4770 ) and I think I'm going to get the 5830 also.

Edit** I definitely would NOT SLI the 9800gt
post #10 of 29
I have 2 gigabyte 5830's in crossfire and they work great.Ya if I was you I would get the card.And from what I hear about that card it is a good OC'ER.
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