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for a used $100 card the 460 1GB is the way to go. DO NOT get a 550Ti, they are immensely underpowered.
Compared to an 8600gt?

in this case the 550ti would wipe the floor
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/521?vs=541

@OP look what Xeb said, maybe look then choose a nice card used or new.. also play arround with the above link to get a rough idea of comparison thumb.gif
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OP a HD 7750 at 800 Mhz is on par to slightly behind a HD 5770. At 900 Mhz its faster than HD 5770. Both cards are faster than 8800 GT. here is a HD 7750 at 800 mhz with a HD 5770 at 850 mhz

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=538
Edited by raghu78 - 10/14/12 at 11:05pm
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post #13 of 21
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in this case the 550ti would wipe the floor
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/521?vs=541
@OP look what Xeb said, maybe look then choose a nice card used or new.. also play arround with the above link to get a rough idea of comparison thumb.gif

Thank you, this will tell me what I need to know... thanks for not trying to convince me to basically build a new pc. I am well aware how bad the pc is and I will build a new one in the future, till then I'm going to try and get the most out of this one.

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OP a HD 7750 at 800 Mhz is on par to slightly behind a HD 5770. At 900 Mhz its faster than HD 5770. Both cards are faster than 8800 GT. here is a HD 7750 at 800 mhz with a HD 5770 at 850 mhz
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=538

Thank you also! this is all I wanted to know
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yes,all the prior responses were irrelevant. The 7750 is indeed the best with no PCIE power,however a 5670 will do nicely also @ 1280x1024. (just overclock it)

Don't know what motherboard you have but if you can overclock the CPU it would go a long way.Further improvements can be had also by getting a SSD for your boot drive,I just saw a 60GB Corsair for $59.It will make everything snappier!
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yes,all the prior responses were irrelevant. The 7750 is indeed the best with no PCIE power,however a 5670 will do nicely also @ 1280x1024. (just overclock it)
Don't know what motherboard you have but if you can overclock the CPU it would go a long way.Further improvements can be had also by getting a SSD for your boot drive,I just saw a 60GB Corsair for $59.It will make everything snappier!

I have tried overclocking on my motherboard but so far without luck, it's an old am2 socket msi ms-7309 series... it does it's job but once again its only a cheap motherboard and the overclocking is grayed out in the bios frown.gif
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yes,all the prior responses were irrelevant. The 7750 is indeed the best with no PCIE power,however a 5670 will do nicely also @ 1280x1024. (just overclock it)
Don't know what motherboard you have but if you can overclock the CPU it would go a long way.Further improvements can be had also by getting a SSD for your boot drive,I just saw a 60GB Corsair for $59.It will make everything snappier!

I have tried overclocking on my motherboard but so far without luck, it's an old am2 socket msi ms-7309 series... it does it's job but once again its only a cheap motherboard and the overclocking is grayed out in the bios frown.gif

yes, overclocking your CPU can go a long way and improve your graphics performance.. i found this out that in benching with 3dmark11 my graphics card while my i7 was at 4.5 was alot higher than when i did a test at stock , maybe if you can look for a new board that is not expensive and can overclock. but that something to think about,.. getting a 7750 you will still notice a sweet increase anyway.. smile.gif
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post #17 of 21
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yes, overclocking your CPU can go a long way and improve your graphics performance.. i found this out that in benching with 3dmark11 my graphics card while my i7 was at 4.5 was alot higher than when i did a test at stock , maybe if you can look for a new board that is not expensive and can overclock. but that something to think about,.. getting a 7750 you will still notice a sweet increase anyway.. smile.gif

I'm thinking about just investing in a second hand x2 5800+ 3ghz then just overclocking whatever gpu I get using software... will do till I do a new build
Edited by h3xw1z4rd - 10/15/12 at 4:23pm
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yes, overclocking your CPU can go a long way and improve your graphics performance.. i found this out that in benching with 3dmark11 my graphics card while my i7 was at 4.5 was alot higher than when i did a test at stock , maybe if you can look for a new board that is not expensive and can overclock. but that something to think about,.. getting a 7750 you will still notice a sweet increase anyway.. smile.gif

I'm thinking about just investing in a second hand x2 5800+ 3ghz then just overclocking whatever gpu I get using software... will do till I do a new build

sweet, lets us know how it goes.. maybe even do a bench with the old CPU and then with new new CPU and see if you get a performance increase.. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 21
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sweet, lets us know how it goes.. maybe even do a bench with the old CPU and then with new new CPU and see if you get a performance increase.. thumb.gif

Will do, thanks for the help
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If you get a card with HDMI (most of them) If/when you build a new computer, you have a media pc ready to go.

Compared to an 8600gt should have had an eye roll afterwards. rolleyes.gif
Edited by DaFirnz - 10/15/12 at 10:32pm
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