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January 25, 2012 2:51:24 AM

Hi awsome peeple of Toms hardware :) busy building an oldish pc (my old hardware) for my fiance, she likes Skyrim,Diablo etc far its a core2deo e6550,gigabyte g41,4gm 1333mhz ram,500gb hdd,21inch samsung screen,360watt coolermaster psu,coolermaster micro atx chassis, the games will run at 1680x1440...i need a graphics card that will not bottleneck, i was looking at the radeon 6770...will that be enough to run skyrim at med-high? i will buy a new psu and prob a cooler to clock the cpu to atleast 3ghz since its only a 2.33.

Thanx in advance :) 

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a c 110 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 4:15:08 AM

6670 or 6770.
January 25, 2012 10:06:28 AM

So you think the 6770 will do without bottleneck and will run at that resolution without probs?
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 10:39:11 AM

I think the 6770 is the sweet spot. More powerful cards would be a waste, your CPU couldn't "run it".
Weaker card won't let you play nicely these games.
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 10:42:09 AM

after getting a better psu like corsair builder cx 430 v2 or cx 500 v2, a radeon hd 6670 1 gb gddr5 or radeon hd 5770/6770 or 6790 depending on your budget for cooler, gfx card and psu. for cooler, coolermaster hyper 212+.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 10:55:15 AM

GTX 460 1 Gb, pro card
January 25, 2012 10:57:29 AM

Had the 6770 in mind all the time, happy to see you guys recommend it aswell! Hyper 212 rocks! Buck for bang, will prop get a coolermaster or corsair psu :D 
a c 106 U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 11:03:15 AM

low end coolermaster... those are known to be overrated and underperforming.
look for psus from good brands like corsair/antec/seasonic/enermax etc. cm psus are hit or miss, low end ones are mostly miss afaik.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 11:30:02 AM

5770 manages skyrim on high for my friend who plays it at 1366x768.

So probably consider a 6770, though a 6790 would be perfect if funds allow it.

Hyper 212 is good. Agree with de5_roy on the PSU part, though my CM psu, a GX550W, is a good stable unit. Generally, go with the others.
a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2012 11:38:01 AM

Cm silent pro gold is a great psu atleast for me :D