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What is the best graphics card I can get (Bottleneck?)

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July 1, 2012 10:06:41 PM

What is the best graphics card I can get without it being overkill? I would like to be able to game to the highest level my machine can manage without upgrading any parts, other than the GPU.

I have:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @2.66 GHz
4GB DDR2 1066
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Windows 7 64 bit
19" screen 1600x900
My mobo has a PCIE x16 slot, but I don't think it's 2.0.

I was looking at a used 8800GT 512MB, but if I can go better, I definitely will.

I am only looking to buy one card, no SLI or Crossfire.

Thanks!

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Anonymous
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July 1, 2012 10:14:06 PM

what PSU do you have? games do you play?
though i am thinking you will be best served by a 7770
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July 1, 2012 10:39:40 PM

Right now I have a 365W PSU, but I could upgrade that as well, so don't view that as a limiting factor.

I would like to play Company of Heroes and Empire: Total War on the highest possible settings.
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Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
July 1, 2012 10:46:18 PM

a 7750 will get you there w/o worrying about that PSU

ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB $109.99
$99.99 after mail-in rebate card
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July 17, 2012 2:30:04 AM

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