Which new GPU should i buy for my Machine?

Hi everyone!

Im looking for a new nVidia GPU for my computer since my old 1 got burned :cry: ... due to a recent thunder storm i guess ><
So, my specs are:

CPU: Intel Q9300
CPU Cooler: OCZ Vindicator
RAM: OCZ 4GB DDR2 With Heatsink plates
MoBo: Asus P5k
PSU: Thermaltake 600W
Case: NZXT Hush (mid tower) + GPU fan card
OS: Win7 32bit
(the old GPU was Twintech nVidia GeForce 9800GTX 512MB DDR3)

Well, basiclly Im a gamer and I dont think ill overclock the GPU.
Im lookin for the best choice for my computer for best performance and without a bottle neck.
Thats it!

Thanks for the help :D
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  1. Pretty much the best one you can afford, assuming 1080p gaming.

    Well the best choices would be 460, 470, 570 for nvidia depending on budget. The 480/580 are overpriced and unless you're going for overkill, two 460s is less money for similar/better performance.
  2. lol that was fast.
    for some reason i thought these cards would cause a bottle neck =)

    Thanks!
  3. I have another question..
    Does it really matters which manufacturer i choose?
    ive always preffered to buy known companies like asus or BFG...
    but ive found a good priced GTX570 from EVGA and im wondering....

    sry for the spam...
  4. The bottle neck will depend on your resolution if you are gaming at 1920x1080 with a 570 there will be a bottleneck and a 460 is really all you need.
  5. EVGA is a good brand.

    I doubt there will be much bottlenecking at 1080, certainly it shouldn't be below 60fps.

    That said, a little more CPU performance can definitely show some benefits and OP should consider getting a heat sink and bumping it up to 3.5ghz or so. Something simple like a Hyper 212 Plus.
  6. I would recommend you getting a 5850 if you want a descent type of gaming or a gtx 460 as most of users recommended.

    BTW, What is your budget?

    And I guess that your GPU didn't burn but was fucked up due to some other issues, lyer.
  7. BlazinBlack said:
    Hi everyone!

    Im looking for a new nVidia GPU for my computer since my old 1 got burned :cry: ... due to a recent thunder storm i guess ><
    So, my specs are:

    CPU: Intel Q9300
    CPU Cooler: OCZ Vindicator
    RAM: OCZ 4GB DDR2 With Heatsink plates
    MoBo: Asus P5k
    PSU: Thermaltake 600W
    Case: NZXT Hush (mid tower) + GPU fan card
    OS: Win7 32bit
    (the old GPU was Twintech nVidia GeForce 9800GTX 512MB DDR3)

    Well, basiclly Im a gamer and I dont think ill overclock the GPU.
    Im lookin for the best choice for my computer for best performance and without a bottle neck.
    Thats it!

    Thanks for the help :D


    What resolution r u playing at?
  8. Your old computer got broken due to a lightning storm/electrical surge and for some unkown reason I do not see a UPS listed in your parts list...
  9. ^lol

    Actually makes me remember something... get your house grounded properly! You shouldn't be affected by surges if you have a proper house ground.
  10. thanks to every 1 for the replies!
    Now for my answers:
    1. I did recently bought a UPS
    2. I did overclock the CPU once to 3.0 (maximum stability i could get)
    3. The resolution for now is 1280x1024... but ill get a 1080 24' LED as soon as i get the card.
    4. Budget is unknown but it can be pretty good (no overkill though)
  11. For 1080p I wouldn't go less than a GTX460 768mb, or 1gb for just a bit more money. Higher than that, I'd suggest GTX470, Radeon 6870, Radeon 6950, GTX570, Radeon 6970. Whichever you can spend the cash on. I don't think you'll need a new PSU for any of those.
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