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June 18, 2012 11:46:13 PM

Hello, community
currently i have the following setup for my PC :

-Gigabyte GA EP45-UD3LR "Dual Channel' 4 CPU(s)
-Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x4)
CPUID 6.7.A
Extended CPUID 6.17
Core Stepping E0
Technology 45 nm
TDP Limit 95 Watts
Core Speed 1999.8 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 333.3 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1333.2 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 6144 KBytes, 24-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
Max VID 1.275 V
-Chipset Intel P45/P43
Northbridge Intel P45/P43/G45/G43 rev. A3
Southbridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Channels Dual, (Symmetric)
C AS# latency (CL) 6.0
-8 GB ( Kingston DDR2 PC2-5300 "2 x 4096MB" )
-Nvidia GeForce GT 220 1024 MB
-Hard Disk : Western Digital WD6400AACS-00M3B0 ATA Device (640GB)
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
-DirectX Version 11.0
-Monitor Samsung SA300 20 inch 1600x900 res "won't use any larger than this and i am definitely not interested in 1080p"
-PSU : ATX SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY PS-450W

I want to upgrade my GPU into something much better ! so~ what is the best graphic card i can get for this whole setup "my budget is 310$ max" ?
I intend to play games such as ( Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and Diablo III )
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June 19, 2012 12:07:38 AM

Size, make and model of PSU is going to play a big role in recommending a card for that setup!
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June 19, 2012 1:29:23 AM

rolli59 said:
Size, make and model of PSU is going to play a big role in recommending a card for that setup!


indeed, my bad .. PSU is ATX SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY PS-450W
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June 19, 2012 1:41:10 AM

For your resolution and PSU something in the range of HD6770 or GTX550 on the low end. GTX560Ti, HD6950 or HD7850 upper end but most likely some bottleneck from the CPU and PSU if not quality needs replacing.
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June 19, 2012 8:46:25 AM

rolli59 said:
For your resolution and PSU something in the range of HD6770 or GTX550 on the low end. GTX560Ti, HD6950 or HD7850 upper end but most likely some bottleneck from the CPU and PSU if not quality needs replacing.


I see !!
i thought about getting GTX 560 ti myself ~
then how about if i upgraded into 500-550W Power Supply ?
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June 19, 2012 11:06:22 AM

GTX560Ti is a great card, a quality 500-550 PSU will drive it well but so will a few quality 450watt PSU's but since you did not put a name to yours I can not tell.
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June 19, 2012 1:01:24 PM

oh come on...cut it out with the huge bottleneck, it's still a quad core at 3 ghz...may he won't get the fps that he would get with a sandy or ivy bridge, but he will still get very good results...upgrade your psu and your gpu and you won't be disappointed...a 560 ti will do you wonders
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June 19, 2012 1:02:16 PM

rolli59 said:
GTX560Ti is a great card, a quality 500-550 PSU will drive it well but so will a few quality 450watt PSU's but since you did not put a name to yours I can not tell.


Frankly, i don't know much about PSU :sweat:  , so all i can see on my Power Supply sticker is the following:
ATX SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY PS-450W
Voltage 110-230V
Frequency 50-60Hz
Current 4A
... and i lot of Outputs numbers for each colored cable.
Beside these i don't see anything else :??: 
oh and there is 2010-2011 :na: 
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June 19, 2012 1:06:30 PM

you need to upgrade your psu when you upgrade your gpu...look for corsair, antec, seasonic psu's within 500-550w range
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June 19, 2012 1:16:24 PM

dark1crow said:
Frankly, i don't know much about PSU :sweat:  , so all i can see on my Power Supply sticker is the following:
ATX SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY PS-450W
Voltage 110-230V
Frequency 50-60Hz
Current 4A
... and i lot of Outputs numbers for each colored cable.
Beside these i don't see anything else :??: 
oh and there is 2010-2011 :na: 

If you can not see a manufacturers name on it presume it low quality.
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June 19, 2012 1:58:40 PM

gcatalin said:
you need to upgrade your psu when you upgrade your gpu...look for corsair, antec, seasonic psu's within 500-550w range


Understood !! well do that :wahoo: 
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June 19, 2012 2:03:52 PM

gcatalin said:
oh come on...cut it out with the huge bottleneck, it's still a quad core at 3 ghz...may he won't get the fps that he would get with a sandy or ivy bridge, but he will still get very good results...upgrade your psu and your gpu and you won't be disappointed...a 560 ti will do you wonders


-hehehe- OMG ! i was thinking the same thing too :love: 
thank you very much

P.S. it's "may she won't get the fps .." and not "he" -LOL- :lol: 
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June 19, 2012 2:04:40 PM

Best answer selected by dark1crow.
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June 19, 2012 10:07:30 PM

i didn't notice the gender...my bad
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