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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
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.
oh yeah good idea. i didn't see his C2Q cpu just get a CM hyper 212+ and overclock the hibbie out of it
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post #22 of 31
I’d prefer you to go with the ATi 4850 if, it’s costly though but it’s worth paying that much.
post #23 of 31
Are you gonna keep your 300w PSU? Because that narrows down the choices.
Also try overclock your CPU to possible 3.2Ghz there is a massive difference comparing to 2.66.
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post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by BlackCobra1 View Post
I’d prefer you to go with the ATi 4850 if, it’s costly though but it’s worth paying that much.
Why, that makes absolutely no sense when the GTX460's are DX11, a LOT faster, and dirt cheap.
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post #25 of 31
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Ya i plan to upgrade my psu once i decide what card i want to get. And i am planning to OC it to at least 3.5 ghz
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post #26 of 31
so the GTX 460 1GB it is!
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post #27 of 31
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Ya i plan to upgrade my psu once i decide what card i want to get. And i am planning to OC it to at least 3.5 ghz
Grab that recertified GTX460 1GB I linked, and get this Antec EA430D or this Corsair CX430.

The Antec is slightly better, but there's nothing wrong with either, and both are plenty of power for your build. The Corsair also has a $10 MIR. The Antec does not (cost before rebates is $1 difference).

You'd be out roughly $150 or so after shipping for the PSU and GPU.

Throw an aftermarket cooler in there too for another $30 (CoolerMaster CM 212+ or Xigmatek S1283 variant), and you'll have a GREAT machine, and it'll be a lot easier to overclock.
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post #28 of 31
hd 6850 or a hd 6870 , that will max out most games on your monitor.
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post #29 of 31
my monitor has same resolution but i have an old system with dual core E5700 and graphics card HD 5570. so what would be the best upgrade for this system?

cpu:E5700
mobo: an old crap intel 945 chipset
ram:2 GB(667 bus)
psu:450 watt
graphics:gigabyte hd 5570 1 GB
post #30 of 31
I don't know if you want to use ur current rig for the new card but if so I wouldn't recommend a pentium d and 2 gigs of ram with a good graphics card cause there will be a lot of bottlenecking . Before you get a new card , you need at least a decent core 2 duo or quad and 4 gigs of ram
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