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Does this system deserve a 560gtx ti?

Hi,
I have a system I built that consists of 2, netburst nocona xeon processors (each a 3ghz hyper threaded single core for a total of 4 3.0ghz cores sharing 2mb cache) along with 4gb ddr2 and an 8800gt.
My question is, i want to buy a 560gtx ti to replace the aging 8800gt, but will it be severely bottlenecked by the decent, but aging, hardware?
Thanks.
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    I think that there will be a bottleneck two single core netburst CPU's are going to be equal to a dual core pentium D.
    I would spend my money on upgrading to a more modern CPU/motherboard setup and keep the 8800GT which still has life left in it for lower resolutions.
  2. basically, what's your budget?

    Very likely an entirely new system is in order here.
  3. ok, so it would be more worthwhile to go for a new system? I mean i can run Bad Company 2 at 1680x1050 all settings high 2xAA and 4xAF with just under 30 FPS. and that is a pretty cpu-hungry game.
    if you can persuade me to go for a new system my budget is around $1000 not including power supply, monitor, or any other peripherals.
    let me know what you think,
    thanks
  4. oh, you can get a decent update for less than 1000, especially if you already have a 1680x1050 monitor.

    I'll even throw in a new Power supply:

    Note you'l have to wait for the end of the month for this, and I'm assuming you are in the USA.

    Intel i5-2500K: $225
    AS Rock Extreme 4: $152
    DVD burner: $18
    8 GB DDR3-1333: $80
    HD 6850: $180
    Samsung 1 TB HDD: $65
    SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze: $70
    Rosewill Destroyer case: $50

    $840 total, and the PSU could handle a second 6850. If you add a second 6850 it becomes $1020
  5. well, as i said i already have hard drives and a 650watt psu, so i guess im really looking at MoBo, CPU, Ram, Case and GPU, just the guts. so with those off the list what if i added a 560 or 570 instead of the 6850?
  6. the 560 is $250, the 570 is $335
  7. yea, so they fit in my budget
  8. Best answer selected by zaknafiend.
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