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Well guys as the title says, what gpu can i get before my current sig rig specs bottleneck it.

Never mind my stupid psu i am getting a new one the antec high current. So ridiculous amps will not be a problem.

I'm not changing anything internal, waiting for the end of the year for that, so make ur decision based on what u see in my sig rig and yes it has been tested and it runs 24/7

Also brand is not important but i am a bit of an nvidia guy but again it does not matter.
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I would say perhaps a GTX465.
    
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Really...that low huh?...that sucks
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Budget?
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budget is really not a problem but i dont want to spend like crazy...i wanna save for a major upgrade years end....ahhh...lets say $500
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Well here's the thing to consider....if you're still getting over 60FPS in game are you going to care about the bottleneck?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post
budget is really not a problem but i dont want to spend like crazy...i wanna save for a major upgrade years end....ahhh...lets say $500
560 or 6950 and a new psu.
I wouldn't run any highend cards on that unit.
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Honestly 45fps is good enough for my eyes...which is how much my current card does but i want something with a bit more kick so i can enable all the AA goodness...so back to ur question no i would not mind 60fps

@ grunion....I have an Antec High Current 1200 coming by months end.
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Then you're good up to whatever GPU you want because your CPU isn't so anemic that it creates an extremely detrimental bottleneck that makes a GPU upgrade pointless. However, make no mistake there will be a bottleneck. But you can fix that later on with a CPU upgrade down the road.

Personally though, I couldn't justify going past the 560 at this time given the price/performance drop off after that.
     
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Then you're good up to whatever GPU you want because your CPU isn't so anemic that it creates an extremely detrimental bottleneck that makes a GPU upgrade pointless. However, make no mistake there will be a bottleneck. But you can fix that later on with a CPU upgrade down the road.

Personally though, I couldn't justify going past the 560 at this time given the price/performance drop off after that.
Actually i was thinking along the same thing maybe a 560 or a 6870
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