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March 24, 2011 6:26:58 AM

Motherboard: EVGA nforce 780i SLI Motherboard - A1 Version
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66ghz
Memory: 2gb DDR2 800mhz OCZ Sli-ready
PSU: Ultra x3 1000watts
HDD: 500gb Hitachi
GPU: 2 EVGA geforce 8800 GT 512mb running in sli
Case: HAF-X
Monitor: Currently is a 2 yr old samsung 23inch 1680x1050, soon will be having 1920 x 1080

I was just wondering what would be the best graphics card I can get without, I guess the term would be bottlenecking it?

I have not decided if I want to upgrade my mobo cpu and ram or my gpu first. Im willing to spend up to 400$.

I would be buying from, newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca or locally from Memory Express.

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March 24, 2011 7:42:02 AM

Your CPU would still be plenty fast enough (especially if you grab a HSF and OC it), But i would recommend grabbing another 2gb of RAM, as 2gb is not enough for windows.

SO after you have the RAM, I'd suggest a GTX 570. they can be got for around 300 CAD after rebates form newegg.
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March 24, 2011 7:44:09 AM

Yes i agree your CPU wouldn't restrict a single card i would look at the 560 ti or the 6950.

Mactronix :) 
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March 24, 2011 9:47:01 AM

at 1080p or less the gtx560 performs similarly to the 570. go with the 560ti. If i were you i would seriously look at overclocking your CPU to at least 3ghz, it shouldnt be hard.
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March 24, 2011 3:43:58 PM

I agree with Mactronix; either of those cards would be good. Check benchmarks for the specific games you play to decide which one you want. I believe the HD6950 is generally a little stronger, but there are some games (e.g. Civ V) where the GTX560 blows it away.
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March 24, 2011 9:36:18 PM

Thanks guys. I will most likely stick with nvidia as I'm really happy with them. Is there any cards that wouldnt be able to run on my CPU? Maybe of I'm feeling a little more generous money wise?
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