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Sig rig.

Q6600 @ 2.6 GHz (Can't overclock higher, Intel DP35DP brand Mobo)
Display Res: 1600x1050.
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 500D

I'm looking for something that will dramatically improve my FPS over my 4670 512 MB.

Also, I plan on replacing the motherboard/chip/ram late next year, so something I can transition over is what I'm looking for.

I don't have a preferance between ATI / Nvidia.

I was thinking a: 5770 1 GB ($115) or a 5830 ($140).


Games I'm currently playing:
BFBC2
Fallout: NV
SC II
Singularity
Left4Dead2
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post #2 of 28
What are you going to upgrade as far as MB, RAM, cause that 500w PSU may not take you very far?
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For 1680x1050 you don't really need all too much; 5770/5830 would be fine, as would a GTX 460
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Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
What are you going to upgrade as far as MB, RAM, cause that 500w PSU may not take you very far?
New Intel platform, quad core, possibly 6-8 core depending on waht gets released. At that point I'll replace my PSU.

For now I'm looking for something that will "hold me over" for those 10 months or so, but preferably something I can reuse in a new rig.
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post #5 of 28
I think you have a 460 in your future

The 768MB version was $93 after rebate a couple of days ago.
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post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by canna View Post
New Intel platform, quad core, possibly 6-8 core depending on waht gets released. At that point I'll replace my PSU.

For now I'm looking for something that will "hold me over" for those 10 months or so, but preferably something I can reuse in a new rig.
I would say if you are happy with what you have, just save your money and in 10 months upgrade the whole thing. Whatever card you get now by then will be outdated, but if you are like me and have that itch that wont go away, then what is your limit on the GPU?
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post #7 of 28
get a gtx 460 better than both ur options and best bang for the buck atm.....
gtx 460 ftw....
post #8 of 28
GTX 460 was my first thought too. Don't know if this trend still continues with the latest generation cards, but Nvidia cards historically seems to give better minimum FPS especially in CPU limited situations.
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post #9 of 28
Yeah I would go for the GTX460 too.
    
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post #10 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
I would say if you are happy with what you have, just save your money and in 10 months upgrade the whole thing. Whatever card you get now by then will be outdated, but if you are like me and have that itch that wont go away, then what is your limit on the GPU?
I' not happy currently, I have to turn everything down low, in most games to get decent FPS that isn't choppy, which causes the games to look like crap. I'm looking for soemthing that will work now in my current rig and will also work well in my new rig in the future.

Thanks for the input everyone, feel free to add anything else you can think of!

Would you suggest the 786 MB or 1 GB version of a 460?
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