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February 3, 2011 4:05:19 AM

Hello,
I need a graphics card to enjoy good gaming albeit within my hardware limits. can anyone suggest the best graphics card for the following specs?
Core 2 duo e6300@1.86ghz
4 gb ddr2 ram
hard disk 1 TB
Intel 946GZIS Mobo
Corsair VX 550W PSU

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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2011 5:14:15 AM

What's your budget limit?

Your E6300 @ 1.86 really limits things quite a bit. You might want to consider overclocking your cpu.

A GeForce GTS 450 or at least an ATi 5770 might be within your range.
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February 3, 2011 8:01:07 AM

just overclock cpu more than 2.5ghz.and get hd 5750.anything above is bottleneck.
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2011 1:05:53 PM

HD 5750. Maybe if you overclock you could use a GTS 450 or HD 5770. I'd say overclock AND HD 5750
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a c 259 U Graphics card
February 3, 2011 1:11:54 PM

The best cards that your psu can handle would be the GTX570 or 6970.

Unless your monitor is 2560 x 1600, your cpu would be the limiting factor.


Something like a GTS450 or 5750 might be more appropriate.
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February 3, 2011 1:28:08 PM

GTS 450 is your best option
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February 10, 2011 2:49:59 AM

I do know about bottlenecking, but overclocking iv never done and not thorough with the process either. So i guess from all the replies is that, it limits me to hd 5750 and its Nvidia counterpart. SO is it GTS 450 or GTX 450? I dont know if both exist or not but have been suggested both here in the posts!
One more question, is it just child's play to overclock for a novice?
I play high end games, but not too much into quality and other stuffs associated with it.
I want to play COD Blacks ops - at playable rates (if thats possible!)
My monitor resolution is 1366 X 768 max. AOC
Is this info enuf for any better suggestions?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 4:48:22 AM

Manoranjan86 said:
I do know about bottlenecking, but overclocking iv never done and not thorough with the process either. So i guess from all the replies is that, it limits me to hd 5750 and its Nvidia counterpart. SO is it GTS 450 or GTX 450? I dont know if both exist or not but have been suggested both here in the posts!
One more question, is it just child's play to overclock for a novice?
I play high end games, but not too much into quality and other stuffs associated with it.
I want to play COD Blacks ops - at playable rates (if thats possible!)
My monitor resolution is 1366 X 768 max. AOC
Is this info enuf for any better suggestions?



There is no GTX 450, there's just a GTS 450. Seeing as you have an Intel 94x board, you probably wouldn't have any overclocking option available to you.

I'm not sure about the performance difference between a GTS 450 and 5750, but I'd probably go for whichever is cheaper. (Since you're a bit cpu limited)
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2011 5:21:22 AM

king smp said:
here is a link to a whole bunch of links about learning OCing
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/overclocking-tweak...
just google "beginners guide to over clocking"
it can be a fun hobby and possible obsession LOL


The Intel 946GZIS board he has most likely doesn't even have settings to change the FSB. The most I've seen Intel boards from that era are adjustable ram timings, and that's pretty much it.

Intel started supporting overclocking around the P35 chipset (I think). Prior to that, all Intel made boards are "stock boards".
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February 14, 2011 2:47:12 AM

Thanks guys for the valuable inputs, so iv zeroed down on HD 5750 for now, but just one last thing ---
Is HD 5750 future proof, if i happen to upgrade my mobo and processor may be to i3 or i7 or its AMD equivalent? A suggestion in that light is the only thing left for me now!
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 8:18:16 AM

Manoranjan86 said:
Thanks guys for the valuable inputs, so iv zeroed down on HD 5750 for now, but just one last thing ---
Is HD 5750 future proof, if i happen to upgrade my mobo and processor may be to i3 or i7 or its AMD equivalent? A suggestion in that light is the only thing left for me now!


Yup, it's a PCI-E 2.0 card, so ideally any future PCI-E slot should support it.
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February 18, 2011 6:11:17 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 18, 2011 6:31:43 PM

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