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Upgrading 8600GT, 180 Euros budget

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December 3, 2011 1:51:06 AM

Hello,
i want to upgrade my gpu so I can play nice the SWTOR and Skyrim.
the problem is that i cannot afford to upgrade all my pc hardwares .
So i want to upgrade my gpu only if that is possible.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT & Enermax 450W

CPU: AMD FX64
MoBo:GA-K8NXP-SLI
memory: 4gb max for the Mobo :( 
MONITOR RESOLUTION :1024x768, 1280x1024
December 3, 2011 5:31:32 AM

hmm the max u can go is up to 9800gt or gtx 210 at these specs they will give u a good performance at this res
December 5, 2011 2:05:41 AM

Some extra info :
My monitor is Samsung SyncMaster T220 and the resolution that i have now is 1680 x 1050.
My case in midi tower Soprano and i have 6 HHD.
Maxtor 6v300F0 ATA
2x WDC WD10 EACS-65D6B0 SCSI
WDC WDC 2000JD-98HBB0 ATA
2X WDC WD5000AAKS-65TMA0 ATA
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December 10, 2011 5:18:08 AM

Can anyone tell me If i can put a better gpu than 9800gt or gtx 210 .......
a c 290 U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 7:05:49 AM

Hey there. I am pretty sure you get can GTX 550 Ti. Tell us amps on your PSU's 12V rail.
December 10, 2011 8:56:15 AM

Here is a page that have my PSU
http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/power/enermax/eg495ax-ve/...

I think this is what you have ask me
AC Input:
100V-240V, 50-60Hz, 7.5A - 3.5A

DC Output:

Voltage Rail +3.3V +5V +12V(1) +12V(2) -12V -5Vsb +12V

Amp Rating 32A 32A 18A 18A .8A 2.5A 32A
(total) TotalPower 485W
a c 290 U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 8:59:17 AM

It should easily handle the 550 Ti, which would be the best upgrade at the moment for the GPU. Remember though, since your CPU is old, the newest games will be limited by it as well.

Also, what is your budget? And where do you live?
December 10, 2011 9:15:38 AM

Im live in Kozani Greece my budget for gpu is 180 euros
Or 800 euros for new pc but is not enough for a good gaming pc :( 
December 10, 2011 9:40:42 AM

Can I keep My case midi tower Soprano and my psu and change all the other ?
I like to buy :
Cpu: i5-2500k 195 euros

Mobo :Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 or Asrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 I dont know which one is beter :)  max 230 euros

Gpu : I dont know Gtx560 ti or somthing 180 - 230 euros max

Ram : Apacer Giant II 8GB DDR3 2x4GB kit 1600MHz 80 euros x2 = 160 euros

what do you thing about this pc ??
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 10:24:55 AM

Cpu: i5-2500k

Mobo :Asrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

Gpu : Gtx560 Ti or 6950 (no, see Edit)

Ram : G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB 4x4GB 1600 (In newegg It costs $80) So it should be cheaper then Apacer that costs 160 Euros as you said. Or get 2x4GB The same brand that I said. In newegg They cost $45 and I think this is a better option.

Try considering to get 8GB, Why do you need 16GB? There is no need of that you know.

Pretty much it I think. Correct me if I miss something.

EDIT: Wait up, by seeing your max resolution is 1280x1024, You don't need GTX 560Ti or 6950. For that resolution 6770 or 550Ti Should be Sufficient. If you mind changing your monitor to a 1080p monitor then get 6950 or 560Ti
December 10, 2011 4:43:49 PM

refillable said:
Cpu: i5-2500k

Mobo :Asrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

Gpu : Gtx560 Ti or 6950 (no, see Edit)

Ram : G.Skill RipJawsZ 16GB 4x4GB 1600 (In newegg It costs $80) So it should be cheaper then Apacer that costs 160 Euros as you said. Or get 2x4GB The same brand that I said. In newegg They cost $45 and I think this is a better option.

Try considering to get 8GB, Why do you need 16GB? There is no need of that you know.

Pretty much it I think. Correct me if I miss something.

EDIT: Wait up, by seeing your max resolution is 1280x1024, You don't need GTX 560Ti or 6950. For that resolution 6770 or 550Ti Should be Sufficient. If you mind changing your monitor to a 1080p monitor then get 6950 or 560Ti


Thank you :) 
ps :My monitor is Samsung SyncMaster T220 and the resolution that i have now is 1680 x 1050.

a c 290 U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 5:38:45 PM

Since you upgraded your monitor, it would be wise to go with 560 ti, not 550 ti.
December 10, 2011 7:19:28 PM

Sunius said:
Since you upgraded your monitor, it would be wise to go with 560 ti, not 550 ti.

Thank you :) 
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 1:35:49 AM

Sikelos said:
Thank you :) 
ps :My monitor is Samsung SyncMaster T220 and the resolution that i have now is 1680 x 1050.


Alright, get yourself a GTX560 or 6870. At that resolution 6950/560Ti is a bit too much. But correct me if I am wrong.
December 11, 2011 1:40:21 AM

refillable said:
Alright, get yourself a GTX560 or 6870. At that resolution 6950/560Ti is a bit too much. But correct me if I am wrong.


560ti is still only 1gb.

For the OP---below.

gtx560 standard (superclocked) is cheaper than the 560ti and the radeon 6950. It is within your price range and can run any game today playably.


If you can afford it, the 6950 is going to give you more robust performance than a 560, and slightly better performance with more long term reliability than a 560ti.
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 1:47:13 AM

supremeusa said:
560ti is still only 1gb.

For the OP---below.

gtx560 standard (superclocked) is cheaper than the 560ti and the radeon 6950. It is within your price range and can run any game today playably.


If you can afford it, the 6950 is going to give you more robust performance than a 560, and slightly better performance with more long term reliability than a 560ti.

So what

I mean, 1GB isn't faster then 2GB. So leave the VRAM on 6950 or 560Ti OK?
2GB VRAM are actually good when used by 6790 or 570, but not 6950 or 560Ti.

In that resolution you probably is going to waste money for 6950 or 560Ti I think. But It's OK if you want... The price isn't that very far.
a c 290 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 7:51:15 AM

refillable said:
So what

I mean, 1GB isn't faster then 2GB. So leave the VRAM on 6950 or 560Ti OK?
2GB VRAM are actually good when used by 6790 or 570, but not 6950 or 560Ti.

In that resolution you probably is going to waste money for 6950 or 560Ti I think. But It's OK if you want... The price isn't that very far.


Not really. 560 Ti can't really max out all the games today on 1080p (like battlefield 3 with all AA), though it would on 1680x1050, and it will last him a bit longer. Why do think it's a waste of money? It's investment for the future.
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