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GPU for gaming at 1360x768

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September 28, 2011 11:01:33 PM

I'm thinking about buying a new GPU, i currently have a 9800gt I got just to get up and running and now im thinking about the real thing... Since the 9800gt has done impressively well with most games so far (+60fps with mass effect and fallout games on highest settings :??:  ), would a GTX460 be too much for this res? (I dont mind playing on "High" instead of "Ultra" settings). A 460 is as far as i go with my budget.
I got a good psu and i prefer nvidia cards. Waddaya say? Could a 450 be enough?

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September 29, 2011 12:24:17 AM

450 would be a disappointing upgrade from the 9800GT, the 460 would be nice but since you have low resolution you will need a fast CPU to reap the benefits of the upgrade.
September 29, 2011 4:06:00 AM

Thanks for the answer rolli59! I have an i3-2100, its not quad but i guess it wont be much of a bottleneck... I saw some 460SE that are not expensive, though I dont know them well and Im having trouble to find good benches for that card... They seem like a middle-step between 450 and 460s
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September 29, 2011 4:54:56 AM

im also at 1360x768 res. & wants to take an advice from all of you guys. my budget is around $60-$80 maximum. whether nvidia nor ati will do. i just want to have the best for my bucks. & also, i found someone selling a HIS hd5750 (6mos old still has a wrty) for about $70. is it the best that i could get? i only use the built-in hd3200 for over 2yrs now.

& yeah, im planning to step up to am3/+ platform, but for now i know the gpu is the very best first thing to get.

here's my full specs: (kinda low-end but decent)
mobo: ECS a780gm-a
cpu: AII x2 250 @ 3.5ghz OCed
ram: kingston 2gb ddr2-800 low profile (1pc)
odd: LG 22x dvdrw sata (1pc)
hdd: Seagate Barracuda 250gb sata (2pcs)
psu: a 5yr old & counting generic psu. lol!
case: Mars 722 thermal advantage
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September 29, 2011 5:05:21 AM

you need more ram too, 2gb not enough, many games will be loading constantly from the hard drive creating enormous stuttering. The generic PSU causes an issue too. Opt for a 5670/6670 at most to avoid destroying your PSU, and get more ram.
September 29, 2011 7:46:14 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
you need more ram too, 2gb not enough, many games will be loading constantly from the hard drive creating enormous stuttering. The generic PSU causes an issue too. Opt for a 5670/6670 at most to avoid destroying your PSU, and get more ram.


thanks. actually yes im planning on adding another 2gb ram also, for only $10 i could get a 2nd hand one. but i might step up to a 1066 bcoz i could easily hit 3.75ghz on my cpu but the problem is my stock hsf, i know it cant keep up with the heat when im at 3.75ghz for a very long time. i know i could go as far as 4ghz but the problem is that i dont know how much & when to add a voltage on the cpu. =( i dont have guts, how i wish there's someone who's expert that will help do the job. plus, when OCing the ram, same as the cpu, i dont know how much & when to add voltages.

thats why, i want the gpu first to be upgraded, then ram & cm hyper 212+, then psu.
or psu first before ram & cm hyper 212+ if my psu cannot run the hd5750.

so, is the hd5750 is the very best choice for around $60-$80? (regardless of my psu)
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September 29, 2011 9:43:18 AM

i would just leave your cpu at 3.5ghz, you wont gain all that much from a couple more hundred mhz, the next step for you is more cores. Does your motherboard support core unlocking? you should try that.
September 29, 2011 12:46:26 PM

you really have a point there man.. thanks! u realy brighten up my mind.
unfortunately, it doesnt have a core unlocking technology.
September 29, 2011 1:24:19 PM

this is killing me...
i cant find any button to post my own topic!
can sum1 pls help me?

i also have questions! this is not userfriendly!
you disappoint me TOM!
September 29, 2011 5:49:16 PM

gerchokas said:
Thanks for the answer rolli59! I have an i3-2100, its not quad but i guess it wont be much of a bottleneck... I saw some 460SE that are not expensive, though I dont know them well and Im having trouble to find good benches for that card... They seem like a middle-step between 450 and 460s





Keep your gpu & wait for AMD 7... series or Nvidia 6.. series
September 30, 2011 3:54:32 AM

gagan_prakash2009 said:
Keep your gpu & wait for AMD 7... series or Nvidia 6.. series


Yeah think im gonna wait a bit... maybe next gtx/s 650-660 suit my needs... thanks!
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