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Advice on upgrading video card for Intel E6600 2.4GHz Dual core

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November 26, 2012 8:12:03 PM

I currently have a desktop with a Nvidia 7600GT (swapped for 8600 when 8600 died) with an Intel E6600 processor and 3GB of DDR3 ram. I was considering getting an Nvidia 560 Ti until I realized it will probably bottleneck. What video card (either ATi or Nvidia is fine) would someone recommend in a price range of $150 or less? I have 1 PciE x16 slot so it doesn't matter if it's PciE or PciE 2.0. I'd like to get something this holiday season (to tide me over until I get my new computer next year) so if you guys know any deals that are available in Canada that would be great. Thanks.
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November 26, 2012 10:08:32 PM

a GTX 650 ti would be perfect.
but if u r going to upgrade next year why not get a really good one for around 200$?
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November 27, 2012 12:22:14 PM

Wouldn't it bottleneck though? I don't want to spend too much because I will be building a new computer next year.
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November 27, 2012 2:40:55 PM

what resolution do u play in?? and wat games do u play?? is 30fps acceptable to u??
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November 27, 2012 4:07:17 PM

I would prefer 40-50 fps but will it bottleneck at all? Would I be better off buying something like a 9800
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November 27, 2012 4:10:39 PM

You could get the 7770 ghz edition, for about ~100$.

And will be better than the 9800gt.
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November 27, 2012 5:06:13 PM

lawlsmagawls said:
I would prefer 40-50 fps but will it bottleneck at all? Would I be better off buying something like a 9800



let me tell u something:
EVERY PROCESSOR AND GPU IN THIS WORL IS A BOTTLENECK to the other.

if u replace an i5 with an i7 and an i7 with an i7 extreme exdition overclocked.
u will get higher FPS with each replacement, it wont be huge, but it WILL be there.
Thats what u consider a bottleneck right??
so if an i5(considered as best gaming processors today) can be a bottleneck, your processor will be too.

If u want a simple understanding, think of it this way, your FPS in games like an average between you CPU and GPU
with in most games GPU being a LOT more important than CPU.

So...... yes your processor will be a bottleneck too, but to the point that it will stop u from enjoying gaming??
NO

and lets say u get a 650 ti and after 2-3 years u have to lower the setting a little bit. Is it really THAT bad??

and also.....dont u dare buy a 9800 !!!
go with 650 ti its the best 150 sub card at this time.
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November 27, 2012 8:11:19 PM

Ok thanks for your help.
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