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December 17, 2011 4:48:17 PM

I am currently looking to update my older gaming system one last time and wondering if I currently have the fastest graphics card I can use on this rig or if I can get a better one on here with out bottlenecking.
Current setup is.

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Antec Signature SG650 650W Continuous Power

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q9505

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770

LG W2361VG-PF Monitor

Currently running windows 7 and really only playing World of Warcraft at med settings at 1920x1080 but plan on getting Star Wars: The Old Republic. Currently looking at spend up to $250.

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December 17, 2011 4:54:34 PM

I would say to grab a decent CPU cooler, like a hyper 212+ and overclock the CPU to around 3.5Ghz+ and get a GTX 560 Ti. That should bottleneck a GTX 560 Ti while running @ 3.5Ghz.
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2011 5:55:17 PM

Yup, I'd get the 6950 personally, lil bit cheaper uses less power and comes with DiRT 3
a c 198 U Graphics card
December 17, 2011 9:18:50 PM

HostileDonut said:
Yes, but I believe the GTX 560 has more room for an OC, runs cooler, and doesn't make as much noise.

Either way they are both good, its more of a personal preference thing. The Core2Quad is still an awesome chip; one of my friends is running a Core2Duo still and he is running most of the games he plays on the highest graphics they go, even with a GTX550Ti.

I would go with either the GTX560 Ti or a Radeon 6950. Honestly I would just get whatever one you can find for cheaper or whatever style of cooler you like better. They are more or less equal in performance.
a c 128 U Graphics card
December 17, 2011 9:41:38 PM

my "main' gamer is similar you yours. I went from a 5850 to a 2gig 6950 and it was well worth it.
January 10, 2012 11:42:26 AM

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