Hey People I Need Advice

My graphics card just fried and im in the market for a new one, it is a gaming pc so i am looking for great performance but i need to stay relatively cheap <260$ any suggestions?
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  1. Under 260 you can't go wrong with the ASUS DirectCU GTX 460 1GB. Its the best for that price.

    However lets make sure its the best desicion for you, what are your system specs, psu, cpu, motherboard, and resolution mostly.
  2. CPU: (Sckt775)Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo E6850 CPU @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2
    Cache 64-bit

    MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus P5K Intel P35 CrossFire Chipset LGA775
    FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio

    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

    POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    The 8800GTX just Died.

    Additionally, I was thinking about crossfiring 2 x 4870s or getting a 5770

    How does the gtx460 compare to both of those options.
    Also, does my mobo have the capability to crossfire 2 4870's???

  3. Yes your motherboard can crossfire, and cannot SLI as far as I know, when I look on ASUS I don't see your motherboard.. (Intel B43, Intel G43, Intel P45, Intel P43, Intel G41, Intel Q45, Intel G31, but no P35)


    I think a 5770 or even a 5850, or a is a wise choice for your price range and you can get another in the future.

  4. I bought the computer in 2007, that may be why you cannot find the info?
  5. I'm not sure my 2004 motherbaord from ASUS is still on their website. I just want to make sure that you have a Crossfire motherboard, and that ASUS has given a BIOS update from 1.0 to 2.1 PCI-e (or if you have a 2.0 slot) on that motherboard.

    If all of those are true I would get the card I linked. But, you're going to have to help me out, so could you download CPU-z and print screen the motherboard tab and post it here for us.
  6. Motherboard
    Manufacturer- ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Model P5K Rev 1.xx
    Chipset Intel P35/G33/G31 Rev. A2
    Southbridge Intel 82801IB (ICH9)
    LPCIO Winbound W83627DHG

    Brand American Megatrends Inc.
    Version 0603
    Date 07/03/2007

    Graphic Interface
    Version PCI-Express
    Link Width x16 Max. Supported x16
  7. I had a p5k back in the day and yes they are crossfire capable but wont do it at x16/x16. I got suckered by this because it says 2 x16 PCIe lanes but as soon as you put in a second card it drops them. Cant remember how much though, might just be to x8/x8 which shouldnt hurt performance noticeably.

    I'd probably avoid a 4870cf setup and go for a single gpu setup that has similar performance.
  8. Yeah I am curious as well. What is the better setup for overall performance.. 5770, 2x4870's or a gtx460??
  9. Two 4870 is going to be better a 460, which is much better than a 5770.

    But I'd be looking at the 5850 if I were you ;).

    It leaves you room to get another in future if you want since you have a CF board, and it will max everything you throw at it, and if you get that one thats on sale/a deal it is within your budget.
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