which gpu to buy???

hi guys im planning on upgrading my gpu

I have a core2duo e7400(2.93ghz)

and 4 gb of ram

thx in advance guys...
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  1. balachandrub said:
    hi guys im planning on upgrading my gpu

    I have a core2duo e7400(2.93ghz)

    and 4 gb of ram

    thx in advance guys...


    a 650ti or 7750/7790 might be an option. Really though your wasting money. The old C2D was a good chip in it's day, and although it still good for most things, isn't going to be a future proof gaming rig or anything remotely similar. The cards above, would be a balanced match with your system. Just don't expect stellar performance with that system.

    The cost of the cards is prob around 100-150. If I were you I would save that money, add another couple of hundred, and look at a new entry level gaming system, which will serve you much better.
  2. keith12 said:
    balachandrub said:
    hi guys im planning on upgrading my gpu

    I have a core2duo e7400(2.93ghz)

    and 4 gb of ram

    thx in advance guys...


    a 650ti or 7750/7790 might be an option. Really though your wasting money. The old C2D was a good chip in it's day, and although it still good for most things, isn't going to be a future proof gaming rig or anything remotely similar. The cards above, would be a balanced match with your system. Just don't expect stellar performance with that system.

    The cost of the cards is prob around 100-150. If I were you I would save that money, add another couple of hundred, and look at a new entry level gaming system, which will serve you much better.



    will the cards bottleneck the GPU and if by howmuch???
  3. balachandrub said:
    keith12 said:
    balachandrub said:
    hi guys im planning on upgrading my gpu

    I have a core2duo e7400(2.93ghz)

    and 4 gb of ram

    thx in advance guys...


    a 650ti or 7750/7790 might be an option. Really though your wasting money. The old C2D was a good chip in it's day, and although it still good for most things, isn't going to be a future proof gaming rig or anything remotely similar. The cards above, would be a balanced match with your system. Just don't expect stellar performance with that system.

    The cost of the cards is prob around 100-150. If I were you I would save that money, add another couple of hundred, and look at a new entry level gaming system, which will serve you much better.



    will the cards bottleneck the GPU and if by howmuch???


    well the reason I suggested those cards, is because they are balanced with the power of your system. There might be a minor bottleneck in certain situations, but because the system is so old, any GFX card more powerful than the ones I mentioned will definitely have a bottleneck. THe CPU is just weak by today's standards.

    I'm in a similar position, in that I have a q6600 @ 3ghz. Its still holding it's own playing most games very well. But with BF4, FC3 and Crysis 3, I have most definitely reached then end of the gaming line , and have to look at an upgrade.
  4. monitor size/res? - PS?
  5. swifty_morgan said:
    monitor size/res? - PS?


    1600x900
  6. see up top where it says 7750-7790........ I don't think your system could utilize more than that.
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