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GPU for Core 2 Duo - E7400

What is the best GPU, which should be coupled with Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8 GHz, in order, for the processor to not become a bottleneck ?

Processor : E7400 @ 2.8 GHz
Motherboard : Intel DG41RQ
PCI Express : 1.1
RAM : 1 + 2 = 3 GB DDR2 800 ( Flex Mode )
Power Supply : FSP BLUE STORM PRO 500
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  1. A 5770 or gtx460 768Mb will do the trick. Your PSu can handle any of them.
    But depending on how much you want to invest into a new video card or at what resolution you want to play the games you could buy more cheap models like gts450 or 5750 or even 5670 witch is a weak card, at list by my standards.

    The question is what resolution you want to play and how much you want to spend on a new video card.
  2. 1366 x 768

    I can put a more wattage PSU here too. I was thinking of a 5750 or 5770.
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    The PSU is fine. For that resolution i recommend you buy the 5750.
    You do not need more than that. If you really want you can buy the 5770 for a few games that stress a lot that card at that resolution like metro 2033.

    You could buy the 5770 and in the near future do a monitor upgrade to a 1280x1024 or 1680x1050 resolution at list.

    If you are planning to buy a new monitor soon then a 5770 or gtx460 would be the better choice.
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  5. The GTS 450 falls between the HD5750 and HD5770 in terms of performance also overclocks very well. It is also currently better priced than either of the ATI cards. These two cards in particular are both cheaper than any HD5750 I'm seeing and that is ignoring the free shipping and sizable mail in rebates;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125342
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572
    EVGA is a great brand and their rebates are reliable so I would go for that one. $85 is a steal for a card of that caliber.
  6. GTS 450 is also a good choice, but its a little more power- hungry.However if the OP want good overclockability , there is no reason for not getting it.
  7. FSP is a decent brand and a 500w by them will easily handle a GTS 450.
  8. In that case, he should be getting a GTS 450.
  9. Yeah, those are impressive prices on those cards.
  10. always go with nvidia,ati simply sucks.gts 450 rocks go with it you wont be disharded.
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    agreed GTS450 and preferably my suggestion is:
    MSI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5/OC Video Card

    * GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) ...
    * 1GB GDDR5
    * PCI Express 2.0 x16

    * Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    * Core Clock: 850MHz
    * Shader Clock: 1700MHz
    * Stream Processors: 192 Processor Cores
    * Model #: N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5
    * Item #: N82E16814127521
    * Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $119.99 with rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127521&cm_re=gts450-_-14-127-521-_-Product

    The cooling is nice but the price makes that a pretty poor buy IMO. You can get a GTX 460 for the same price after rebate and it is a much better card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127512
  12. yeah agree,however gtx 460 will double up performance.
  13. but still it doubles up performance and all modern 500watts or even 450watts psu support 2x6pin power connector
  14. Once again his PSU is pretty good. Decent brand, 500w, active PFC, 80 Plus, two 18a +12v rails. It doesn't list the max combined wattage on the +12v but it should handle and a GTX 460 just fine. Closer to 40% than double the performance however.
  15. mrjericho1991 said:
    always go with nvidia,ati simply sucks.gts 450 rocks go with it you wont be disharded.


    Your statement is pointless and incorrect.
  16. It does have 2 6-pins but even if it didn't a molex adapter would be fine.
  17. id go gtx460 if you can afford it. Always better to have more now, than not enough for future games.
  18. jyjjy said:
    The cooling is nice but the price makes that a pretty poor buy IMO. You can get a GTX 460 for the same price after rebate and it is a much better card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127512


    General_Terror if you can but the model that jyjjy give here you can have a gtx460 at the price of a 5770.
    In terms of performance the 5770 speed can be reached with a small overclock of the gts450. If the price difference from 5770 to gts450 is 30$ then better buy the gts450 as a better price/performance ratio. Your PSU will be able to handle any of the cards that war ever mentioned on this thread.

    This is a kind of funny thread how everybody convinced themselves that the gtx460 is a great deal..:)).(including me and it s:) )
  19. Best answer selected by General_Terror.
  20. I have always been an AMD/ATI fan, and have always been thoughtful about the performance/watt factor, and therefore, i think i am getting a 5770 here.
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