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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.
i totally agree with you but he dosent have much money


so you people here agree that the 5770 is the best car for that rig
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A better Card will still make a huge difference. Just upgraded a rig with a Sempron LE-1300 2.3ghz cpu in it and went from on board graphics to 8800GTS 512. Huge difference. But I would recommend something less power hungry like a GTS 250, 450, or HD 4770, 4670, 4830.

HD 5770 would do fine.
post #13 of 22
While the 5770 is a nice GPU, I'd also look at his power supply. If he's running a generic POS 300W, he's not going to get far.
post #14 of 22
Get a good video card now and you wont have to worry about the money you wasted on a crap video card. Sure it will bottleneck but you can always transfer it over if he decides to upgrade his CPU/Mobo later on. With Bulldozer coming out this year you'll see a huge spike in Phenom II X4/X6 and AM3 Mobo for sale, once Bulldozer is released...which isn't very far away.
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post #15 of 22
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will.......... i know it seems late or stupid asking this question but in general how can i know what is the best card to fit in PC , i mean what do i have to look for and how
i don't have that much experience in hardware so a simple guide will be great
    
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The most powerful you can get for the price you want to pay. Then you have to take in account for power requirments, can your psu handle it? Do you plan on overclocking and or water cooling? Is SLI/crossfire an option later?

It all comes down to speed and power requirments. Look around the forums on what others have with the same hardware you have or plan to upgrade too. I'm sure they don't mind if you pm them.
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The most powerful you can get for the price you want to pay. Then you have to take in account for power requirments, can your psu handle it? Do you plan on overclocking and or water cooling? Is SLI/crossfire an option later?

It all comes down to speed and power requirments. Look around the forums on what others have with the same hardware you have or plan to upgrade too. I'm sure they don't mind if you pm them.
thanx huhh but what are the steps to know if a GPU will fit in a PC in other words where should i look in CPU or MoBo specifications to do so
i hear people talking about things i don't know about like the term (Bottleneck)
i`m new and i dont have big knowledge in hardware so please bear with me a little

and as i told you a simple guide or steps is enough

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post #18 of 22
You say "old" pc so i assume you don't mean your sig rig. Need specs and what you plan on using it for.
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post #19 of 22
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You say "old" pc so i assume you don't mean your sig rig. Need specs and what you plan on using it for.
oh no im not talking about my PC or my friend`s PC now ,
ok i will give it like this ......how can i know :
1-how much a CPU consumes from the PSU
2-how much a GPU consumes from the PSU
3-what does (bottleneck) means and how can i know if a GPU will (bottleneck) a CPU

to make things easier on me use my current PC for examples

again please give me a break i`m very very very new to hardware

thank you again huhh
    
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1) http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...g_9.html#sect0
2) http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...rectCu/26.html

3) A bottleneck is when a component can't keep up with a faster component causing a slowdown in performance. If your CPU can't keep up with your GPU, you have a bottleneck. Which is usually the most common. benchmarking is the only way to tell other the the obvious ones like a athlon 64 x2 4600+ and GTX 580.
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