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Is this new Graphics Card a good addition

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July 24, 2012 3:02:53 AM

I'm soon going to add a new graphics card to my current paper-weight of a computer, and I'm curious as to if it will be a good addition, with a noticeably positive outcome.

Current specs:
AMD Athlon II X2 245
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 401MHz
Motherboard
ASRock N68-VS3 UCC (CPUSocket)
Graphics
HP 2011 (1600x900@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GT 520 (Gigabyte)

New graphics card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Thanks for your review. I plan on replacing the processor and motherboard at a later time, though the thought installing the parts without some training or knowledge scares me.
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July 24, 2012 3:34:18 AM

That card should work. Your CPU is a little week but since you said that you're planning to upgrade that soon anyway, you should be good to go. Don't expect to get the same performance out of it as you would with the newer CPU and MOBO. BTW your RAM is a little slow as well so you will need to upgrade that when you get the new CPU and MOBO.
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July 24, 2012 3:36:50 AM

What's your budget?

I think that you need a complete system revamp, your processor is just too slow for today's games and it will definitely bottleneck the GTX 670, which is an absolutely amazing card. Also, you will probably need to upgrade the Power Supply as well.
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July 24, 2012 3:38:20 AM

On top of the other concerns (that CPU is going to hold back the GPU (bottleneck)), what PSU do you have?
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July 24, 2012 3:54:55 AM

rolli59 said:
On top of the other concerns (that CPU is going to hold back the GPU (bottleneck)), what PSU do you have?


Being the computer illiterate idiot i am, i couldn't tell you. Though if you could suggest a system revamp, go for it. This coming Friday ill get around $600. so if you could put together a stable build around the graphics card i had in mind for something AROUND that range (i understand it probably wont be nearly enough).
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July 24, 2012 11:04:26 AM

Information on the PSU is on a sticker on it.
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