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$250 budget, but I'd like to hold it to $200 if at all possible. Light gaming (Civ 5), photoshop and HD video. Suggestions?
 

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Get a gtx460, they run super cool and can be had with a deal at 140ish. If you were to stick to your budget, I'd ponder a 6870.
 

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I´m thinking they both might be overkill ,what size and resolution is the monitor, also what PSU is in the build ?
( I take it this is not for your sig rig )
Not my sig rig, but a similar build. AX850 psu, so that's not an issue. The price range for the monitor is also $250'ish. We were looking at an I-Inc 28" monitor, 1920x1200.

http://www.amazon.com/I-Inc-iH-282HPB-Class-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B002YECKCQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294421690&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: I-Inc iH-282HPB 28" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor: Electronics[/URL]
 

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I got a gtx 460 yesterday, its already ocd, but doesnt feel much faster than my 4870, i got about 1000 more 3dmarks and about 7fps extra in crysis (although it could just be my cpu). Not a massive upgrade, but i only bought it because the 4870 died. Its still a good card though, so consider it.
 

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I got a gtx 460 yesterday, its already ocd, but doesnt feel much faster than my 4870, i got about 1000 more 3dmarks and about 7fps extra in crysis (although it could just be my cpu). Not a massive upgrade, but i only bought it because the 4870 died. Its still a good card though, so consider it.
Yeah Your cpu would be the bottleneck, If you had quadcore it would help, or even better, i7/i5 or any x4 amd processors
 

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GTX 460 (faster clock for clock than a 465) or a 6870/6850
 

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I got a gtx 460 yesterday, its already ocd, but doesnt feel much faster than my 4870, i got about 1000 more 3dmarks and about 7fps extra in crysis (although it could just be my cpu). Not a massive upgrade, but i only bought it because the 4870 died. Its still a good card though, so consider it.

Pebkac. CPU bottleneck.
 

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I got a gtx 460 yesterday, its already ocd, but doesnt feel much faster than my 4870, i got about 1000 more 3dmarks and about 7fps extra in crysis (although it could just be my cpu). Not a massive upgrade, but i only bought it because the 4870 died. Its still a good card though, so consider it.

Definitely dump the E6300 and get a Q8300 or above. You'll be set with no bottleneck then.
 

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Not quite, according to some reviews at larger resolutions is not a CPU problem anymore but just GPU issue for Crysis fps gameplay.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/..._cpu_scaling/4

A CPU upgrade would bring only a modest FPS increase, 2-4 FPS.

No.

This guy has an E6300. A CPU upgrade for THAT would bring much more performance.

In that test they're using modern CPU's that are still good performers. Going from say an E6300 to a Q9550 would be a MASSIVE increase in performance.

Crysis is one thing, but other games that utilize more cores/CPU power such as BFBC2 would benefit greatly.
 
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