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Choosing the right VGA

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June 30, 2010 12:24:41 AM

Okay so im a bit confussed and i'm not really sure what to do. Here goes nothing :p 
I have a E5200, 2.5ghz dual core .. Motherboard : MSI-P6NGM .. I want to overclock my cpu to about 3.6ghz or so and get a new vga and another 2gb ram (so i can have 4gbs of ram) I'm at 1920x1080 resolution so i'm not sure which vga to pick .. The 5850 will be bottlenecked coz of my cpu and the 5770 is kinda bad coz of my resolution. I dont know what to do, please help. Thanks.

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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 12:45:13 AM

are you using win xp, vista, or 7?
when do you plan to upgrade your CPU?
can your PSU handle the 5850?
what games do you plan to play?




a c 1406 U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 1:07:00 AM

With that dual core at 3.6Ghz (what cooling solution?) you will be fine with the HD5850 if your PSU can handle it.
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June 30, 2010 9:37:38 AM

Windows 7, 32bit for now .. when i get the other 2gb ram stick ill have 64bit installed by then. I'll be planning to upgrade my CPU/Motherboard/Rams by the end of this summer or so. About my power supply, thats not really a problem i'll buy a 600watt power supply when i go get the graphics card. We're going a bit off topic, i'm still wondering will it be bottlenecked by my 3.6ghz cpu?
Cooler Master Hyper TX2 i guess is good enough, i got to 3.3ghz with stock fan before lol
June 30, 2010 3:57:36 PM

Main thing u need to make sure is, if the psu has a big enough rail to run ur vid card .
for instance : a nvidia 480 requires 42a . so a single 40a rail wouldnt be big enough to run ur card and comp. (used this as an example because is what I am running .)

yes , a cpu can always bottleneck a vid., alot depends on what game , whats running in background , game setting , everything comes into play on a comp when putting a system under stress

hope this helps ya
a c 1406 U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 7:58:58 PM

If you are going to upgrade your CPU and mobo at the end of the summer, go with the HD5850 even if it would be slightly bottlenecked by your CPU. If you go for the HD5770 now you are going to wish that you went HD5850 then.
June 30, 2010 8:00:07 PM

^^ Agreed.
June 30, 2010 11:03:50 PM

go for a gtx 460 it will be out in july mid

people r saying that it will unlock gtx 465

i was planning to upgrade my gpu too infact i was buying a 5770
but when i heard about nvidia will have a new graphics card in mid of july (gtx 460)
i changed my plans and now i m waiting
go for nvidia they have good directx 11 tessellation and u will get all those technologies e.g physx and cuda

my personal opinion would be nvidia there cards lasts long
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