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Looking for possible new video card

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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  1. 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.
  2. The higher-clocked core Q9XXX line are still pretty capable gaming CPU's by today's standarts, at that resolution you should be fine with a 6950 without much of a bottleneck.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102954
  3. HostileDonut said:
    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.


    Currently running a

    ZALMAN CNPS9500

    in a

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  4. Best answer
    xxAckAckxx said:

    You should be able to overclock pretty well. I would get the GTX 560 Ti and overclock the CPU to stop any bottlenecks.
  5. Yup, I'd get the 6950 personally, lil bit cheaper uses less power and comes with DiRT 3
  6. xxAckAckxx said:

    Yes, but I believe the GTX 560 has more room for an OC, runs cooler, and doesn't make as much noise.
  7. 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.
  8. my "main' gamer is similar you yours. I went from a 5850 to a 2gig 6950 and it was well worth it.
  9. Best answer selected by xxackackxx.
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