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Suggestion of a GPU for Skyrim

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November 18, 2011 3:33:28 AM

I am stuck in a 'situation' where I have access to only an old RIG at my Dad's place. I'll be stuck here till next year. I "CANT" do any major upgrade. But I want to continue playing skyrim at any settings (low/medium?).

Below is the configuration of the pc.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming Skyrim.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 7600GT (PCIe 1.0) with 500W PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: E6400 @2.1hz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, P965 Gigabyte Mobo
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1366 x768


I have about $100-150 to spend. And I only want to invest on a GPU and probably 2GB more RAM. If I get any suggestions real quick, I would buy the things today from local shop. I am from UAE. The prices are approximately 20-30% higher than in US.

It would be great if anyone could suggest GPU which would support PCIe 1.0 and better than 7600GT for gaming?


My power supply Config is as below:
+3.5v - 30A
+5v - 38A
+12v - 23A
+5v SB - 2A
-5v - 0.5A
-12v - 1 A

Total power is 500 W.

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November 18, 2011 3:51:21 AM

That Power supply isnt geared for modern GPU's. you will have issues with anything short of a low power card.
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November 18, 2011 4:18:39 AM

upgrade the PSU and GPU maybe? another side note, if you are playing skyrim on that system, make sure it's well ventilated and well cleaned out with compressed air. otherwise you might have a fire heh.
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November 18, 2011 4:33:43 AM

Yeah the ventilation is not an issue. My room is at a contsant 16C :D 
PSU + GPU upgrade maybe. But I have no idea where to start. For sure I know the CPU would bottleneck any medium/high end GPU.

But I am looking at a GPU for "low/medium" settings only and that too in a 720p resolution. Maybe an old generation 450GTS? Maybe some other card which does not need power from PSU?

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November 18, 2011 5:03:11 AM

gtx 460.
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November 18, 2011 5:21:32 AM

AMD HD5670 should do i think.
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November 19, 2011 12:17:52 PM

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