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I've been out of the loop for a while, but my system isn't handling Bad Company 2 like I had hoped. My 8800GT is finally showing it's age, and I know my CPU is less than desirable.

Looking to spend around $150 (and not much more). Would like to run the game on high with a bit of AA. Quieter and cooler the better--also, I only have a 500W PSU.
    
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GTX 460 should work just fine. Especially if you OC.

But wait for more people to comment because i'm unsure about your PSU.
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For your processor the GTX460 seems like the best you can aim for and it's a very good card. However to unleash its full potential you'll have to OC your CPU.
I know because I have an Athlon X4 635 and I'm buying a GTX460 and did a lot of research before deciding to do so. @ about 3,5GHZ the CPU should not bottleneck the GPU at all, below that it might bottleneck it by just a bit.
However in games that CPU is 'almost' as good as some Phenom 2 processors. It's just the GTX460 that is so kick-ass.
Edited by szymon247 - 2/20/11 at 1:47pm
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Anything worth considering on the ATI side of the fence around this price range? Also, I'm a bit weary on my PSU. It's good quality, but I've been running it for years, and I think the 460 might require a beefier PSU, no?
    
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-908-_-Product
The 6850 is a bit over budget, but worth it.
Or perhaps a 5770 for even cheaper. I ran BFBC2 without any issues on mine.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-898-_-Product
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I've seen some 5850's pop up for under 150 which will run bc2 like nothing
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Anything worth considering on the ATI side of the fence around this price range? Also, I'm a bit weary on my PSU. It's good quality, but I've been running it for years, and I think the 460 might require a beefier PSU, no?
If you're not going to go for the GTX 460, you should also consider a HD 6850(Fits in your budget) or for about $20-30 more a HD 6870 or a HD 5850 which is about $175 AR. Any of the cards listed will provide you with the Performance you're looking for imo.

I believe all cards come with a $10-20 Discount until February 28th on NewEgg
    
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post #8 of 36
My 5770 has no problems running BFBC2 at 1080p with x2 AA, and x8 AF. You can get a 5770/GTS 450 for a bit less than the 460 if budget is tight.

What resolution are you going to be playing at? If 1680 x 1050, then you'll be happy with the 5770, and absolutely thrilled with a GTX 460 768mb.

Edited. Scratch that. Maybe not on a "Blue storm 500w" - I know nothing about this unit at all, but a 5850 and a 460 are almost identical in terms of power usage.
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Stick with Nvidia for this game, My ex-5970 ran like crap with BC2. The gtx465Ti is the best bang for the buck. Sell the 8800gt and save for that card. Its Great! IN sli they kick ass too.
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gtx460 is an awesome gpu, in "red side" the equivalent would be a 6870, now i dont know Us price but it is a bit better than nvidia.

if the PSU is good, ages arent a problem...
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