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I have a Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz and am looking for a bit of extra gaming performance with my setup (full setup below). Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't support SLI, or I would have bought another GTX 260 and been ready to go. What would you suggest. I would like to keep the new one under $200.

Also, is this a good time to buy, or should I wait? I play at 1680x1050 and can play most stuff on high/max settings. I am just looking for a smoother experience and a GPU that I can bring with me when I go SB or BD in 3-6 months.
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6870 should be fine for you
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GTX 560TI? can prob find one around $200 on here if u dont mind pre owned
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GTX 560ti - GTX 570
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i would say 560ti , its 250 but i dont like ati drivers. so geforce for me. but if u got ati 6850 +
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So it looks like the 560 Ti is highly recommended. I didn't see any in the "For Sale" section or craigslist...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-074-_-Product

That one is $210 after rebate but it isn't a top brand.

I am hoping I can sell my GTX 260 for $65-$85. Sadly my rep sucks so I'm trying on craigslist.
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I have a Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz and am looking for a bit of extra gaming performance with my setup (full setup below). Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't support SLI, or I would have bought another GTX 260 and been ready to go. What would you suggest. I would like to keep the new one under $200.

Also, is this a good time to buy, or should I wait? I play at 1680x1050 and can play most stuff on high/max settings. I am just looking for a smoother experience and a GPU that I can bring with me when I go SB or BD in 3-6 months.
A 460, 470 or 560 are imho the best choices.
If you go with EVGA and you're quick with upgrading the motherboard, you should be able to use the step-up and upgrade to a even better gpu with little problems.
     
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A 460, 470 or 560 are imho the best choices.
I just checked out the charts on Tom's for the 560 Ti...it gets twice the FPS compared to my GTX 260. Would my Q6600 limit that at all?
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A 460, 470 or 560 are imho the best choices.
If you go with EVGA and you're quick with upgrading the motherboard, you should be able to use the step-up and upgrade to a even better gpu with little problems.
I never understood how that step up program works...
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I never understood how that step up program works...
After you receive the card, you have a 90 days period where you can upgrade to a better model directly through EVGA, you only pay shipping and the difference between the price you paid and EVGA's retail price of the card you're interested in. At least, it should be like this - please correct me if I'm partially wrong.


And honestly I don't think that your Q6600 will bottleneck that much. Of course a Core i5/i7 is better in CPU-intensive games but I doubt that it will make that much of a difference. Also, worrying about it is not worth if you're anyway going to upgrade in a few months. Heck, I'd personally wait for upgrading also the GPU, if your card already delivers some good performance. It's not like in these next months there are going to be big releases (well except for Crysis 2 maybe but I personally don't care much anymore)
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