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What graphics card would you recommend?

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September 8, 2011 8:55:00 PM

Could anyone suggest a graphics card to boost this system? Budget around £100, including 2nd hand. Games like Team Fortress 2 run ok at low settings but it would be nice to have them looking a bit better.

Intel Core2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
2GB RAM
Windows Vista
MSI Radeon X1550

Could a more up to date graphics card give a decent performance boost, or the the CPU itself too slow?

Cheers

Adrian
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September 8, 2011 9:41:43 PM

EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. $169.99 with a $20 rebate....$149.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would give you a good performance boost.
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September 8, 2011 10:35:54 PM

What is your psu ?
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September 8, 2011 10:55:49 PM

i wouldnt put a 550ti with it, it will only be severely bottlenecked by the CPU. At most i would put a GT240 with it, they are pretty cheap too and it should play TF2 ok at medium settings. If you can, overclock your CPU. You should be able to get it to 2.5ghz without any voltage increase or additional cooling.
September 8, 2011 10:57:31 PM

you should consider building a new rig as your current system is pretty old
September 8, 2011 11:25:01 PM

while the 550ti would be bottlenecked by the cpu, it would still make a huge difference in gaming performance. Instead of wasting money on a gt240, then getting a new system, it would be better if you get the 550ti, then get a new system to put it in.
September 9, 2011 2:04:56 AM

if you have the money then build a new system with the 560 Ti
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September 9, 2011 4:59:03 AM

tomskent said:
while the 550ti would be bottlenecked by the cpu, it would still make a huge difference in gaming performance. Instead of wasting money on a gt240, then getting a new system, it would be better if you get the 550ti, then get a new system to put it in.

I dont think he has that much $$$ to spend by the sound of it, getting the 550 would be a waste. If he wants a cheap upgrade, just a gt240 is fine, he wont notice a difference with a 550ti (crap card by the way a 5770 or 6770 is better and cheaper and uses less power) as he is bottlenecked by his slow CPU. Even a gt240 would be bottlenecked a bit by the cpu.
September 10, 2011 10:40:02 AM

Thanks for advice everybody. Don't plan on buying a new PC any time soon and the GT240 is cheap on ebay so that will do for now!
September 10, 2011 2:13:38 PM

6950 can be unlocked to 6970
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