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I have to buy a new graphics card for my desktop but the processor its rocking is a bit old. Its an Intel Core 2 Duo e7400. It has a plenty of room to overclock but the motherboard (Intel DG41RQ) won't let me do a bit. I did quite some research but was unable to find a Graphics Card that was a best fit for my configuration. Hence I request you guys to suggest me a GPU that would give a best performance without having the processor as a bottleneck. Further I have 4gb of ddr2 ram. The power supply i have is 400w but that's not a problem as I'am gonna buy a new one but if this can run the new hardware then its awesome as then I would then have some more cash to spend on the Card!
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GTX 750 for the HD 7770 something thats a mid tier card
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I considered getting a 7770 ghz edition but found that it will be bottlenecked by the processor? Btw will it require a new power supply?
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go with the 750 Ti. more powerful than the 7770 and requires way less power. don't worry about bottlenecking your gpu at this point - imo.
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Thanks for the advice but why should I not worry about the bottlenecking problem... Getting anything above what my processor can't handle is just waste of resources!
Edited by Yorishabh - 4/19/14 at 6:16am
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Thanks for the advice but thy should I not worry about the bottlenecking problem... Getting anything above what my processor can't handle is a waste of resources!

at this level of hardware . . . i would not concern much with bottlenecks.
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Okay. Got your point there.. Are there any other cards too in a bit lower price range than the ones you mentioned?
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i would stick with what Spectre recommended if the Ti is over the budget. not sure where you're from but i got my 7770 for $85 new.

it plays all the games my 290 play, albeit, lower settings using 1080. all including Metro 2033, C2, C3, BF3, and BF4 to name a few.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/19/14 at 6:31am
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7770 costs me about 140$ here... Thus I'm insisting on something a bit cheaper.
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7770 costs me about 140$ here... Thus I'm insisting on something a bit cheaper.

oo, no, that's steep. how about the 7750?

you want to stick with GDDR5 cards.
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