Solved Best Option for Graphics upgrade on older system q6600 8g 2tb Tags: Computers HIS Graphics Last response: October 14, 2013 8:00 AM in Graphics & Displays Share belezeebub October 14, 2013 7:27:28 AM Okay my Son's computer died against my better judgment he went out and spent his own hard earned cash on a friends second hand system q6600 8Gb ram 2Tb of HD I rummaged around and found a working 9700 Cooler and got the computer 6 hours of Prime 95 stable at 3.4Ghz with a minor vcore bump (got lucky) I found a few older video cards in my computer parts bin Hd 5870 gtx 465 and a gtx 470 with Zman cooler and a gtx 480 I already got him his Christmas present 4 tires for his truck so I told him he will have to work off the video card around 50 bucks seems fair Of those cards which is going to be best for a q6600 at 3.4ghz More about : option graphics upgrade older system q6600 2tb Best solution nukemaster October 14, 2013 7:33:38 AM The GTX 480 is a small bit faster in some games and much faster than it in others than the 5870. Please note it comes with a VERY hefty power requirement. Feel free to check out this review that has several games as well as power and noise numbers. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_4... Share diec4st October 14, 2013 7:47:22 AM My choice would be the 5870. Or the GTX 480 which is a bit faster if you have a beefy PSU and don't mind inflating your power bills, noise and heat m 0 l Related resources CPU upgrade (older AMD)- my best option? - Forum Budget upgrade options/help for my older gaming system :) - Forum What graphics card would be my best option for an upgrade? - Forum Upgrading Older System, Best Bang for My Buck? - Forum Upgrade options for older C2D based system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer belezeebub October 14, 2013 7:58:56 AM I also have a 4870 X2 if that matters m 0 l nukemaster October 14, 2013 8:00:55 AM With some of the corssfire issues and rather high power, I do not tend to recommend it now. I think the 5870 is still faster too(for most games at least) You can not get one perfect card. It varies from game to game and card to card. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrade GeForce 8600GTl..looking for best card my older system can handle. Forum older system graphic upgrade Forum SolvedBest Graphics Card Upgrade for my system? Forum Graphics upgrade options for older computer... Forum Upgrading graphics card in older system. Forum SolvedBest Graphics upgrade for current system...bottleneck? Forum What graphics card would be my best option for an upgrade? Forum Graphics card upgrade w/ older system Forum best card to upgrade to with older system? Forum SolvedUpgrading Graphics card...what would be best for my current system? Forum Best upgrade options for a Core 2 Duo system. Forum What's the best graphics upgrade for my system? Forum Looking for best system that lets me keep my already upgraded graphics card (size matters) Forum The best graphic card I can upgrade to for my system.. HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !