I need new gpu

hello.
i want to upgrade my gts 250 to new and better gpu.
i have quad q8400 ,never mind the psu.

what is the most powerfull gpu i can get and it will not do me any bottleneck problems with my cpu?

i prefer the nvidia cards

i play BF3 far cry 3 and all the new stuff out there and i want to play it in ultra,or very high ...... ( is it possible????)


10x :D
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  1. Well bottlenecking is going to occur the question is what is your budget
  2. i can get one of those: gtx 570 , 470 , 465 , 560 , 275 , 295

    they are all 2nd hand

    what will be the most Effective in Performance and minimum bottleneck
  3. I would say the 560 would be your best option.
    Should be right on par with your CPU performance.
  4. The GTX 560 or the GTX 570 will both be good cards to use but they suck up alot of power

    You are going to want at least a 450W PSU
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications

    Good Luck!
  5. GTX 550i is what I'd go for. No use getting anything more expensive till you can upgrade to a MB with PCIe 3.0
  6. If you're able to get a GTX 660, that'd be the nicest choice I'd say. The 6xx series uses much less power than the 5xx series, create less heat, and are smaller.

    But as the others have said, the 560 or 570 would be the choice to go with from that list.
  7. ok........... what do u mean par?

    and about the cards 560 or 570 they will not do me any fps downfall or bottleneck in games like FAR CRY 3 or Battlefield 3
    because now i`m playing not in the highest level and it`s runs very good
  8. GTX 650ti is also a good card, does not suck up alot of power and performs well
  9. aliran8 said:
    ok........... what do u mean par?

    and about the cards 560 or 570 they will not do me any fps downfall or bottleneck in games like FAR CRY 3 or Battlefield 3
    because now i`m playing not in the highest level and it`s runs very good


    By on par he meant not too much bottleneck. Anything above that will risk to suffer from more bottleneck by the CPU and thus not be worth the extra money. So your sweet spot is probably the 560 or 570 or 650Ti or 660 or any other similar cards but I don't advise going above that.

    And when you say never mind the PSU, I don't agree it's very important so make sure it will support your new card and not damage it. Unless you meant by that you already have a powerful high end PSU.
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