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Advice on a Gts450

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November 13, 2010 11:21:21 PM

Right now I'm running on my IGP and I want to upgrade to something better. I've decided on the Gts450. This one, to be exact:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My question is, will it be too much?

My system is:
CPU: i3 540
Motherboard: Biostar TH55B
PSU: OCZ Fatality 550w
RAM: 4 gig GSkill Ripjaws DDR3
Win 7 64 bit Home Premium

Resolution: 1440x900 now, 1920x1080 later.
Budget: Not an issue
Games: Starcraft 2, Civ V, Sims 3, etc.

So will a Gts450 be overkill?

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November 13, 2010 11:36:15 PM

I think the 450 will be great for what you have. I have a GTX 280 myself, which is slightly faster than that, and I am still able to max out all my games@1080p(except Crysis, of course).
I would actually consider a GTX 460 1GB or HD 6850 instead just so that you would have a decent card for games down the road. The price for performance scales really well for the extra performance that both the higher cards give.
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November 13, 2010 11:40:20 PM

Thanks for the advice. So the card isn't overkill for my CPU? I'm not that concerned about games down the road because I recently upgraded from a dinosaur (1st gen HP slimline) If it comes to the point where I can't play them at all, I'll upgrade the card.
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November 14, 2010 12:04:27 AM

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November 14, 2010 11:19:00 AM

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