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What's the best card an Asus P5W DH Deluxe can take?

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March 4, 2011 9:29:26 AM

I'm currently using a rather aged system:

Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Core2Duo E6600
2 gigs RAM
Nvidia 7950GT


and, as the thread suggests, was wondering what would be the 'best' the board can handle. As it's the original PCI-E and not the newer revision, something like an Nvidia 480GTX would probably be a bit of a waste, though I am planning on upgrading the CPU and RAM as well, so no worries about bottlenecking. Cheers!

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March 4, 2011 12:49:39 PM

No worries, even the most powerful current GPUs will have plenty of bandwidth on a PCIe 1.x 16x slot.
Currently the 'best' GPU you can get is the GTX 580, although you would probably be better served with a much less expensive GTX 570 or 6970.

Just be sure to check that your PSU has enough amperage before dropping a monster card into your rig!
March 4, 2011 2:56:20 PM

Righto, thanks sexy!

P.S. Tie Fighter was brilliant.
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March 5, 2011 9:50:35 AM

Yeah, they just don't make them like they used to :( 

Best luck with your upgrade!
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