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post #11 of 25
Really You could Just buy w.e you want to spend. You have no limit on a single card, besides power supply...so it just depends on your budjet and how long you want to wait before an upgrade

I'd get a 560 , 570, or 580 and u'd be set
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post #12 of 25
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Interesting.. so even if I picked up a GTX590 it would still run games flawlessly? It's not like I would see huge dips in frame rate due to my CPU (below 60FPS) right?
Again, at your resolution a GTX 590 is a complete waste of money. It's only 20% faster than a GTX 580, and you'd have to deal with bottlenecks because of the low res.

    
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Interesting.. so even if I picked up a GTX590 it would still run games flawlessly? It's not like I would see huge dips in frame rate due to my CPU (below 60FPS) right?
Getting a super fast video card that is bottlenecked by your processor will never make games run worse compared to a slower one that is not bottlenecked at all if thats what your asking
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post #14 of 25
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I would say a GTX 570 or 560ti would be a nice addition to your rig!
Agreed!
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/23/11 at 10:05pm
post #15 of 25
560ti or 6950 1gb is what I would suggest.
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My brother has a C2Q and a 4850 running on DDR2. My rig, AM3 Athlon X2, 4670 and DDR3 ram, would run games better than his rig, despite the 4850 being a much better card than a 4670.

The term bottleneck is defined differently by different people, while you will notice higher frame rates from any video card you get, your CPU and DDR2 setup is going to be holding you back, significantly.
post #17 of 25
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My brother has a C2Q and a 4850 running on DDR2. My rig, AM3 Athlon X2, 4670 and DDR3 ram, would run games better than his rig, despite the 4850 being a much better card than a 4670.

The term bottleneck is defined differently by different people, while you will notice higher frame rates from any video card you get, your CPU and DDR2 setup is going to be holding you back, significantly.
No, it won't. DDR2 800MHz to DDR3 1600MHz is a 2-5% difference in games, pretty much negligible. The CPU is around the same speed clock-for-clock as a Phenom II X4, so he'll have no problems.
    
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post #18 of 25
Really depends, if your upgrading your monitor right after the card then get the strongest video card your budget can handle. If your staying at that resolution, any card will run good. I recommend a 5770 or 460 because you don't really need much power. The max I would get for that resolution is a 6850/70, 5850/70 or 470 if you wanna go green.
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post #19 of 25
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Also note that as of right now I will be running 1280x1024 I actually don't mind the res for the time being...
Thanks!
Until you get a higher res monitor your going to be bottlenecked by your cpu without a doubt. That being said, youll still push out a huge amount of fps simply because the res is so small. A 460 is overkill for that res but I would recommend one simply because it will do fine now, and if you upgrade to a better monitor later.
 
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post #20 of 25
stay away from the 6990 and 590.... i would say a 480 easy..... maybe even a 580.... but your psu will have to be changed if you go for a 580... so the 480 is def a yes.
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