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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
here is what i have from speccy


i want to know how high end this is how old and what i can add im looking to get a gtx660 in it to run higher end games like skyrim full on and gta 4 and call of duty games online PLEASE HELP



Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 40 °C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
EVGA 132-CK-NF78 (Socket 775) 10 °C
Graphics
LCD TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
640MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (EVGA) 53 °C
Hard Drives
233GB Western Digital WDC WD25 00JS-22NCB1 SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 28 °C
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-24B1ST c SCSI CdRom Device
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card
Realtek High Definition Audio
post #2 of 6
OP you will need to overclock the CPU to avoid bottlenecks. also why don't you get a R9 270. its faster than GTX 660. the ASUS R9 270 DCII OC is a very good option. excellent cooler and quiet operation. ASUS DCII is clocked 50 mhz higher.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/64083-amd-radeon-r9-270-2gb-review-9.html
http://techreport.com/review/25642/amd-radeon-r9-270-graphics-card-reviewed/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121823

if you want BF4 get the Sapphire R9 270 OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202062
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Intel Core i5 2400 DH67BL AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series XFX HD 6950 2GB 
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Corsair Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 Mhz 2 GB Western Digital Caviar Green SONY DVD-RW AD-7260S 
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Windows 7 Professional 32 bit BENQ G2420HD Logitech K200 Seasonic VX550 psu 
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post #3 of 6
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im kinda convinced here, so is it better than a 660?
is it compatable with my rig as is? and what kind of psu do i need as i dono if my cuurent one can handle this
post #4 of 6
+1 on the R9 it is better than a 660, for a PSU not sure what is your current but anything above 600W+ should be good. If you are going to upgrade to a second card SLI/Crossfire I would recommend 700W+ for the future. The GPU will give you the biggest gains for now but as mentioned above by Raghu78 your CPU might bottleneck you not sure if you want to update all components on PC.
post #5 of 6
Idk about that RAM and CPU tbh. I used to run a Quad Processor Q6700, a gtx 760, and faster ram but I still managed to get stutter in Skyrim.

That CPU will be a big bottleneck in newer games.

A GPU upgrade with a older CPU will most likely show no gain in performance. You'll need a new set-up if you're hoping for a good experience in newer games.
Edited by MattGordon - 12/2/13 at 5:51am
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320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 120gb Samsung Evo SSD LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S Intel stock cpu cooler 
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320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 120gb Samsung Evo SSD LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S Intel stock cpu cooler 
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windows 8 64bit GW2765 syncmaster ex2220 HP 5187-7583 
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post #6 of 6
I would say get a HD 7950. [It is a great GPU in the ~$200 range [better than the $250 GTX 760] and where Mantle comes into play it is going to provide an even better deal.] An R9 290 would be nice as well if you can swing ~$400.

One thing we don't have is your power supply. [Brand/Model] In all likelihood it is fine for most single GPU options looking at the other component choices, but better safe than sorry.


Also, here is some extra info for you.

Here is your mobo's user manual. It is always nice to have.

http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/132-ck-nf78.pdf

I would say you should OC the Q6600 in any regards, but in case you have some cash down the line I do believe that at least some 780i mobos now support penryn xeon processors. If your's does, that would be a worthwhile upgrade.
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