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Hey guys this is my first post and I need a little help!

I've got a E6750 @ 2.66Ghz and an 8800gs. I want to upgrade so I can play BFBC 2 a little bit smoother. I want to upgrade the graphics card, what card should I get so that I don't bottleneck the CPU but still have a good looking game. Any responses will be appreciated!

P.S I've been looking at the 9800gtx as well as the GTX260, would those be good upgrades?

THANKS!
 

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get the 260 before the 9800 gtx

the 9800 is basically a 8800 gtx, the 260 is much faster
 

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What is your budget?

Probably around 100 to 225 USD

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welcome to OCN


the gts 260 is faster than the 9800gtx and try to oc ur cpu if u can
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Thanks! I don't think I can OC the CPU, this PC is an HP motherboard
 

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get the 260 before the 9800 gtx

the 9800 is basically a 8800 gtx, the 260 is much faster

Would the 260 bottleneck the core 2 duo any?
 

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Shouldn't
 

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What wattage is your psu? That is going to really limit you. Does your psu have a 6 or 8 pin connector?

oops, sorry for not giving that much information


My PSU is a 550W Corsair. I know it's got a 6 pin for the 8800gs. I have a converter for 2 4pins to make a 6pin, would that work as my 2nd 6pin?

Sorry for saying pin so much
 

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you only need one 6 pin (unless the 260 is more power hungry than a 8800 gts or 5770)
 

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you only need one 6 pin (unless the 260 is more power hungry than a 8800 gts or 5770)

From the pictures on newegg the GTX260's look like they need 2 6pins

On newegg I coudn't find a GTX260 that had only 1 6pin
 

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A 5830 or 5850 falls in your price range and will run circles around a gtx 260
 

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A 5830 or 5850 falls in your price range and will run circles around a gtx 260

I probably should be more open to ATI instead of being such a fanboy for Nvidia. That looks like a great card, when I get home I'll just make sure I can get 2 6pins for it. Is there anything I should know about ATI like drivers and such?

Thanks for all your help guys I'm pretty impressed with all the responses I got!

 

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I have personally had no problems with 10.6, but many have

I'd use 10.5 just to be safe if I was you.
 

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I have personally had no problems with 10.6, but many have

I'd use 10.5 just to be safe if I was you.

are you talking about MAC OSX?

lol
 

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NO ATI Catalyst Driver version
 

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np, you really need to go to user control panel and then on the left "add system" and put your specs in
 

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np, you really need to go to user control panel and then on the left "add system" and put your specs in
Alright, that'll make it a bit more convenient for the other posters when they are helping me out.
 
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