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post #11 of 31
This card right here. (GTX 460 1GB)

It's a little overkill, but for $110 plus shipping its a steal, re-certified or not.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 8/7/11 at 10:37pm
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post #12 of 31
At 1280x1024 my Phenom II X4 3.0 bottlenecked my 460. In benchmarks it should equal his C2Q at 2.66ghz. It will bottleneck the 460. It was still a huge improvement over the 9600 GSO but there was a world of difference once I got my i5.
    
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post #13 of 31
Quote:
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At 1280x1024 my Phenom II X4 3.0 bottlenecked my 460. In benchmarks it should equal his C2Q at 2.66ghz. It will bottleneck the 460. It was still a huge improvement over the 9600 GSO but there was a world of difference once I got my i5.
He can always overclock that C2Q.

And yeah, my GT240 on my i5 (at stock mind you), was faster than my GTX470 with my Athlon II x4 @ 3.85GHz....obviously only on DX9 games though.
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post #14 of 31
A Radeon 6850 would be plenty.
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post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by TehStranger? View Post
no way he will bottleneck a 460,although if he is on stock thre might be a tiny bit of bottlenecking but i highly doubt it.
He can OC the C2Q a little and go great

Or if he's getting more itchy, get a GTX470 and test around with the CPU.

Check around your games, OP. Games differ from one another to CPU usage.

In general, having a good GPU is always great, and you shouldn't really worry unless you were running a P4 or CoreDuo.
     
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post #16 of 31
Yeah the Core 2 Q is beastly we all know but will he is the question.

I'm always hesitant to OC with recerts. Maybe I'm just a baby.
    
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post #17 of 31
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Yeah the Core 2 Q is beastly we all know but will he is the question.

I'm always hesitant to OC with recerts. Maybe I'm just a baby.
Whenever I buy a recert, I just test the snot out of it, while I've got that 90 day warranty. If it survives, then it'll survive for a good few years. I've never had a problem with PNY recertified cards personally. They're just fixed RMA'd cards.
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I assume you guys are talking about the 460 1gb version will bottleneck right? what about a 768mb version or a SE version?
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post #19 of 31
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I assume you guys are talking about the 460 1gb version will bottleneck right? what about a 768mb version or a SE version?
Just get the 1GB version, its dirt cheap. It's not worth saving $10 to get the 768 model. Just overclock your CPU, and be good to go.
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post #20 of 31
probably a 550ti or 5770. Either of those would be great.
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