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Replacement Graphic card for Q6600

Ok, the graphic card on my son's PCs is dying (snows when games are played).

PC Configuration
Intel Q6600 G0 (OC to 3.0GHz)
MB - Gigabyte EP45-DS3
RAM Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
PSU Corsair VX550 or HX620
LCD - 1920X1080

Uses - Programming, Gaming
I expect the life expectancy of this PC to be another 2-3 years

Question - What best value/performance graphic card on the market today would you recommend for this configuration and Why?

Thank you for your help.
Kesda
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  1. HD 5850 would be a great choice
  2. If you want to buy a budget graphic card, 5770 would be better
  3. Yes if you can't afford the HD 5850 then 5770 is the way to go
  4. Best answer
    HD5770 ~$150 handles everything well at 1920 x 1080
    HD5850 ~$300 handles everything great at 1920 x 1080
    It is all a matter of how much money you want to spend
  5. Thank you for all your feedback.

    I am leaning towards the HD5770 as it is probably the one within my budget.

    A question I have -

    Is the HD5770 a good combo with the Q6600 @3GHz?

    Would either be a bottleneck for the other OR is this question in the "Not Applicable/Relevant" category?

    Cheers
  6. the q6600 and ATI 5770 make a very good combo
  7. ^+1 great combo.
  8. Well, came home today and was told the old graphic card has just died.
    So it is a HD 5750 card I will be buying tomorrow.

    Thank you very much all for your help.

    Cheers!!!
  9. Best answer selected by wabafet.
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