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Best GPU Possible for Core 2 Duo

So i have this old custom pc, and i want to upgrade the gpu in it so it will last until i can afford my new pc...

The specs i know of are:
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 (i am not sure if its like e6600 or q6600 or what)
4gb of Ram
Nvidia 8800 GTS
450 watt PSU
2 TB Caviar Green
Not sure on motherboard

I was wondering what is the best gpu i can get without bottlenecking issues (preferably Nvidia)

Thanks :D
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  1. HD 7750 i guess !
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    yeah. the entry level gaming card like GTX 650, GTX 650 Ti, HD 7750, HD 7770. it'll play everything at 720p with a bit of high details. you could enter task manager at the performance tab and see if you have 2 or 4 graphs if it's 2 it's core 2 duo, if 4, core 2 quad.
  3. Pick up a Q6600 on eBay they go for peanuts and will help massively in threaded games.

    Then stick say a 650/660 with it and you should be able to play most stuff.
  4. bungz said:
    Pick up a Q6600 on eBay they go for peanuts and will help massively in threaded games.

    Then stick say a 650/660 with it and you should be able to play most stuff.


    I think 660 is too much, and the scores and fps will be reduced by the platform which is slower from nowadays PCs.
  5. razvan_mz said:
    bungz said:
    Pick up a Q6600 on eBay they go for peanuts and will help massively in threaded games.

    Then stick say a 650/660 with it and you should be able to play most stuff.


    I think 660 is too much, and the scores and fps will be reduced by the platform which is slower from nowadays PCs.

    With a Q6600 you would still see plenty of scaling between a 650 and a 660. The Q6600 are still very decent gaming cpu's.

    That said 660's cost a fair bit more.
  6. It all depends on the games you want to play. But considering that most of the games that run just fine on a dual-core also can be maxed at 1080 with a GTX 650Ti, I'd say go for that.
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