Card for a amd 64 x2 4200+ CPU Please give me sugestions.

Hi!, this is my first post here. I've always read these forums but never had to ask something until now.

Im desperately looking for a new GPU since my 8500GT has always been a PoS.

The thing is i have an older CPU and i dont want a bottleneck. I want the BEST POSIBLE graphics card for my rig without a bottleneck caused by the CPU. I dont want to get a GPU that is too good for my CPU (say a HD5970 or any beast like that)

It has to be something ACTUAL or recent (can't find many older cards here)



- IT IS MAINLY FOR PLAYING BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2 AT 60FPS, with as many eye candy maxed out as posible.

PRICE RANGE: doesn't matters.


USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly for playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 (at 60fps i hope, with everything as maxed as posible), some starcraft 2 also. Some 2d autocad, hullform, autohydro. 3d sketchup, corel painter.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Foxconn Nvidia 8500 GT 512mb. 500 watts PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2 ghz, sometimes OC at 2.4). Crappy ECS mobo, model GeForce6100PM-M2. RAM is 4gb Mushkin Blackline pc2-6400 DDR2 800mhz. Windows 7 64 bit ultimate.
My mobo is not SLI or Crosfire capable.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matter, I live in Chile and everything here is overpriced at least 150%

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am prefering a Nvidia card. Im planning on getting a new gaming rig sometime mid 2011 and Im thinking about using this new card as a dedicated PhysX card on that rig. Either ATI/AMD or NVIDIA it has to be an ACTUAL series card. (cant find any 8800gts here for example), like a ati 4000 5000 or 6000 series, or a nvidia 9000, 200, or 400 series.

OVERCLOCKING: im willing to OC if needed

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1280x1024 and maybe 1600x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want a card that is the best for my current rig, i can get a HD6850 or a GTX460 right now but i dont want a bottleneck because of my CPU. Upgrading CPU and mobo is not an option at the moment.

Well, thats all, please answer me since i dont want to buy a card that i wont take advantage of because of my older cpu. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Quote:
    PNY Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 9600 GT 512MB PCIe HDTV SLi Video Card VCG96512GXPB
    $69.99 - refurbished
    $51.99 - refurbished

    XFX nVidia GeForce GT 240 512 MB DDR5 Graphics Card GT-240X-YHFC
    Gigabyte Video Card GV-N240D5-512I GT240 512MB DDR5 PCIE2 Dvii VGA HDMI Retail

    GeForce 9800 GT EE Graphics Card - nVIDIA 1375MHz - 1GB GDDR3 SDRAM 256bit - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - DVI-I

    all are single slot and not dual slotted cards.
    anything else will probably be too strong for your cpu, the 9800GT is the limit...

    Thanks man, sorry for the really late reply. Im getting a HD5670 1024 MB, its at the same price as the GT 240 where i live. The power consumption really seduces me since i dont have a decent PSU
    I think im going to pass on physx for now :(
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