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I have a core2duo e7200 2.53ghz running in my old dell. I recently put 4 more gigs of ram inside it. What would be the best gpu I can put inside it before it bottlenecks?

And I am upgrading again in November btw. I just wanna juice this computers strength.
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An 8800GT. Anything stronger and it will bottleneck. Especially at stock clock.
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a 7970 biggrin.gif bottleneck schmottleneck..get some powah!
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

a 7970 biggrin.gif bottleneck schmottleneck..get some powah!

Agreed^ But seriously a 9800GTX to a GTX 450 would be fine, i would go GTX 450-460 to have good DX11 Options thumb.gif

Plus OC the CPU would help a LOT
 
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Just came back with a gtx560 for $140 new at Compusa.

Lotsa Bottleneck. Lotsa slowdowns. It works great in games that do not use the processor too much. On C2 and BF3 I have to keep the settings on low to stay at 60fps.
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Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post

Agreed^ But seriously a 9800GTX to a GTX 450 would be fine, i would go GTX 450-460 to have good DX11 Options thumb.gif
Plus OC the CPU would help a LOT
I have to disagree with 450..no 128-bit bus cards..no..460..yes..260..yes..
460-6790 minimum..preferrably a 460 256-bit bus..6850 or 6870
The bottom line is 256-bit bus
Ok..so..you need to OC cpu moar thumb.gif probably not happening with Dell.
At least you got a decent gpu for when you upgrade thumb.gif
 
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