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hello :
i have a friend who has this PC:
MSI K9N Neo V2
AMD 6000+ 3.0
4GB RAM
Asus 9600GT 1GB
he needs a new GPU with 150$ or less (and the purpose is only gaming) that actually can fit with the ruins he got there

thanx
Edited by Crag - 4/11/11 at 1:02pm
    
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Chances are that if he gets a GPU thats even just $100 dollars his CPU might still bottleneck it.

Getting a GPU thats over $100 dollars for a CPU like that is a waste of money as he won't be able to make use of the power.

Any ~$30 GPU would probably be better for that system

If he wants to spend just over $150 then it would probably be smarter to get a new motherboard and CPU. Maybe an Athlon II X3 or X2 setup or something. He'd get more bang for his buck that way, especially if he goes for one of those bundle deals that include the CPU,MoBo and RAM.

EDIT: Nevermind, thats a Athlon X2 6000+. Maybe something in the $100 range would actually be ideal? I gotta refresh my memory on the 6000+. I'll confirm or change what i said in a bit.
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post #3 of 22
he should focus on buying a new CPU and mobo, a new graphics card won't do anything for his games.
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Chances are that if he gets a GPU thats even just $100 dollars his CPU might still bottleneck it.

Getting a GPU thats over $100 dollars for a CPU like that is a waste of money as he won't be able to make use of the power.

Any ~$30 GPU would probably be better for that system

If he wants to spend just over $150 then it would probably be smarter to get a new motherboard and CPU. Maybe an Athlon II X3 or X2 setup or something. He'd get more bang for his buck that way, especially if he goes for one of those bundle deals that include the CPU,MoBo and RAM.
thanks amurph0
so what do you recommend for that system i mean what is the best card that will max that system
    
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9800gt would be what I would recommend for him.
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thanks amurph0
so what do you recommend for that system i mean what is the best card that will max that system
a 5770 would do nicely.

my cpu is worse than his (by far) and it DOES bottleneck the gpu more than i would like, but the extra 800mhz he has on his cpu could be enough to make it worth while.

just putting that out there.
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9800gt would be what I would recommend for him.
sadly he got the 9600GT already
so what are you saying that 9800 is the best he can get
    
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a 5770 would do nicely.

my cpu is worse than his (by far) and it DOES bottleneck the gpu more than i would like, but the extra 800mhz he has on his cpu could be enough to make it worth while.

just putting that out there.
Yea, ignore my 9800gt comment, this is a much better choice. Didnt realize 9800gt's still go for $100+
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5770 is most likely the best choice, GPU wise, that is. Even though I must agree with those above, updating other parts would be his main priority.
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sadly he got the 9600GT already
so what are you saying that 9800 is the best he can get
If he already has a 9600GT then I'd say it's definitely a better choice to upgrade his CPU/Mobo.

If he doesn't want to upgrade his CPU then maybe the best choice would be to get a 2nd 9600GT and SLi them (if his motherboard is capable). But the CPU upgrade would definitely make a bigger difference.
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