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Hey guys!

My HD5770 is dead cuz of liquid frown.gif
Anyway.

I have Q6600 OCed from 2.4 to 3.7GHZ
COrsair VX550W

My question is whats the best card to buy that cpu wont do a big bottle neck (probably soon ill get better memories and OC cpu to 4GHZ) but for now i have 3.7 wich do the same score as Phenom 2 X4 965 BE.

SO whats the best gpu that i wont get big bottle neck and my power supply can handlt it +my cpu OCed?

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post #2 of 15
what is your budget?
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post #3 of 15
i was able to run my gtx 560 on a generic 550w so im sure u should be able to run a 560, 570 6870, 6950 ect not sure if they would get a bottle neck from ur cpu though
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post #4 of 15
Any single card shouldn't be bottlenecked, dual gpu setups will though. I'd say get yourself either a 6850 or 6950, whichever your budget will allow.
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
im not sure yet about budget.
my friend can lower the prizes alot.
he got GTX 580 at same prize as HD5770... somehow.
Anyway whats better? 5870 or GTX 470?
and will my psu handle my CPU OCed wich takes enough power + gtx 580?

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post #6 of 15
560 TI and the 6950 is the best card you can get with that power supply. The 570/80/90 and 6970/90 will require your PSU to be upgraded.

Buy the 6950 2gb ref model. The 560 TI require you to overclock to 1ghz core to match the stock 570. The 6950 unlock easily match stock 570 and goes beyond even reaching the 580 in some circumstance.
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post #7 of 15
A quality 550W power supply can handle a 6970 and 580.

Nvidia and AMD always over stated the needed power.
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post #8 of 15
GTX 460 for sale if you want it. biggrin.gif If not cool.
post #9 of 15
Depending on your resolution, a 560 would suffice up to 1080p, 1200p, I'd say 570/6950. As long as you don't want to jack up the AA, you can get away with a lot, especially with modern cards.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobicon;12875052 
A quality 550W power supply can handle a 6970 and 580.

Nvidia and AMD always over stated the needed power.

Maybe a 6970 but a 550w PSU can't handle a 580. The power consumption for a 580 is around 440ish during full load. Then you need to count how many hard drive, fans, and CPU consume. Therefore, 550w is not going to cut it for a 580. The 6970 full load is around 250-300w so maybe 550w is enough but again that's a close call and I wouldn't risk it. 6950/560 is the best option for 550w.
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