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I have been considering another video card for my Pc so I can give my friend my 5670 so he can use the hdmi on it as his 32in tv only has s-vid and hdmi my vizio has a vga so I use that.

My Pc's specs are in my sig but I'm wondering what would be the best performance wise upgrade I'm looking more in the $150-$250 price range and would like some advise so I don't buy something that won't even be used to its full potential.

Thanks again for the help guys.
     
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500 GB Internal 500Gb External both Seagates bottle of water attached to a mini fan(yeah its... Win 7 x64 26in 720p vizio 
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post #2 of 10
Have you checked your GPU usage in AfterBurner? I would imagine you're at the limits of your current processor with the 5670 or there abouts, anything higher isn't really going to see much of a performance gain. If you had a higher clocked dual core you could at least go with a 460/70, 560 or 560ti.
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post #3 of 10
I would upgrade the mobo, cpu and ram with an APU. This way, you keep a similar video card in term of power and get a much better cpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103943
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128517
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231425

Pretty much the best you can do.
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post #4 of 10
You seriously can't go wrong with the GTX 465 for $109.99 + Shipping. Link

Just scroll down the page and you'll find it.

If you're lucky enough, you might even get one that unlocks to a GTX 470!
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post #5 of 10
Honestly with that Pentium D I wouldn't bother with spending too much.
You should really consider an upgrade for your board/chip/ram as suggested before buying a card in the price-range you've specified.
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post #6 of 10
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hmm so I may end up upgrading before the video card? In a way that "sort of sucks" but I've been completely satisfied with this little 5670 its a beasty little card.

Ocing my proc any further is useless because of the mother board there's multiple people who have bought the same board and cant go beyond 3.1-3.2 without problems occurring.

Overall I may just wait a little bit and then upgrade the whole Pc and give my friend this rig, then I'll have two semi decent little gaming Pcs for lans at my house.

Thanks for the suggestions guys and to Snowmen, If I upgrade my mobo cpu and ram I wont get Amd I don't care for them too much I prefer to run intels but if I end up being low on cash when I do so I "may" buy amd but most likely I'll wait and get a cheap 1155.

You guys are all great help.
     
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500 GB Internal 500Gb External both Seagates bottle of water attached to a mini fan(yeah its... Win 7 x64 26in 720p vizio 
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Saitek Eclipse <3 Corsair 500w Windowed case Lachesis 
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post #7 of 10
Find a Used Core 2 Quad........

That'll get a huge upgrade..and then plan on a semi- upgrade to socket 2011 in 6 months
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I realize its been a while till I posted on this thread but I did run taskmngr and afterburner while playing borderlands and this is what I got.





I will be honest guys I don't even know what to think, and the current motherboard I have is just a constant battle to Oc past where I'm at(trust me I've had a couple of threads talking about it and all the help received was excellent advise but no luck what so ever, apparently I am not the only one with issues from this board as well)

I honestly don't want to start from scratch again so what would be my best option to upgrade my Pc as of now. I do plan on a new build shortly but as of right now do not have the funds to do so anyways.
     
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Pentium-D e6300~3182Ghz ECS G31T-M7 PowerColor Radeon 6790 [950/1200] DDR2 OCz 4gb 
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500 GB Internal 500Gb External both Seagates bottle of water attached to a mini fan(yeah its... Win 7 x64 26in 720p vizio 
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Saitek Eclipse <3 Corsair 500w Windowed case Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudio
Its foamy like ears 
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Intel Prescott P4 3.0 H/T  Asrock P4I65G Ati 2600 pro 512mb AGP  2GB DDR 
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post #9 of 10
http://tinyurl.com/3m724pu

I think a 6950 would be the best GPU for your money, about $250. When it comes to graphics cards you are usually paying for the cooling and stock overclocking. As long as you can keep your GPU cool enough you will be fine. The GPU linked is one of the upper end 1gb 6950's. You can overclock that 6950 to at least 900mHz without changing the voltage so there's no need to pay for a factory overclocked card.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I definitely like the 6950 and am interested in it but wouldn't that be way to much for the little e6300 I have?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium-D e6300~3182Ghz ECS G31T-M7 PowerColor Radeon 6790 [950/1200] DDR2 OCz 4gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Internal 500Gb External both Seagates bottle of water attached to a mini fan(yeah its... Win 7 x64 26in 720p vizio 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse <3 Corsair 500w Windowed case Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudio
Its foamy like ears 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Prescott P4 3.0 H/T  Asrock P4I65G Ati 2600 pro 512mb AGP  2GB DDR 
OS
Win XP 
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i3 5730 3GB 320gb 
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Pentium-D e6300~3182Ghz ECS G31T-M7 PowerColor Radeon 6790 [950/1200] DDR2 OCz 4gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Internal 500Gb External both Seagates bottle of water attached to a mini fan(yeah its... Win 7 x64 26in 720p vizio 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse <3 Corsair 500w Windowed case Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudio
Its foamy like ears 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Prescott P4 3.0 H/T  Asrock P4I65G Ati 2600 pro 512mb AGP  2GB DDR 
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Win XP 
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i3 5730 3GB 320gb 
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