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    which card should i buy

    guys want to know which card should i buy so that my cpu won't bottleneck it a lot
    my cpu is p4 @ 4 ghz

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    Re: which card should i buy

    something like a gtx 470 or amd 6950 or something of equal peformance would probably be your maximum before you start to waste a load of money even then that's pushing it.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: which card should i buy

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    guys want to know which card should i buy so that my cpu won't bottleneck it a lot
    my cpu is p4 @ 4 ghz
    Is this a Pentium 4 Netburst? If it is you will be bottlenecked with anything faster than a x1950 7900.
    Last edited by jigger; 18-06-2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    Re: which card should i buy

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    Is this a Pentium 4 Netburst? If it is you will be bottlenecked with anything faster than a x1950 7900.
    This. I would substitute "strangled" for "bottlenecked" in this instance.

    Ekamdeep, what is your budget, what resolution are you running and what GPU do you currently have?

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    Re: which card should i buy

    a hd 6850 would be fine

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    Re: which card should i buy

    what kind of psu do you have as that would help everyone, whatever you buy is going to be heavy bottlenecked by that Cpu,

    Also i'll ask the question NObody else has thought to ask does your motherboard have an AGP or PCI express slot on board??


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    Re: which card should i buy

    i have a 600 watt psu
    and currently running a 8400gs

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    Re: which card should i buy

    I would go for something like a 460 or 6870 shouldnt be bottle necked too much , although OK would really look at upgrading to an i3 3*** as that's a very old rig

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    Re: which card should i buy

    If your short on cash I would go for the card as a new CPU would require a new mobo .. How much do you have to spend? As a 6850 will be about £50 used ,but for a tiny bit more you could get a 460 1gb or a 5850 for just over £60 each (a quick look at benchmarks and the 5850 looks to be slightly faster but older and I am not sure if they improved the 460 drivers since then)

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    Re: which card should i buy

    Seriously that CPU has not got enough power to run anything like the cards mentioned.

    What motherboard do you have as you might be able to upgrade to a Core 2.

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    Re: which card should i buy

    If your system spec is correct in your profile you'll unfortunately be best off with a full system replacement. You could perhaps pick up an 8800gt/9800gt second hand, but your CPU will bottleneck most modern games even with a good graphics card. If you upgrade more than just the GPU then it'll have to be a full system replacement because motherboards no longer have IDE connectors so you wouldn't be able to re-use your HDD and I've never heard of iball as a PSU manufacturer - generic PSUs should be avoided at all costs.

    What's your budget? It could be worth saving a bit more then building an APU based system. Cheaper than getting a system with a discrete card, yet a massive upgrade in both CPU and GPU power for you.

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    Re: which card should i buy

    I agree with what jigger said, the CPU would be the major factor in bottleneck, or strangle what Spreadie said. I had a Intel P4 PC and man, it took a long time to convert videos... 24 minutes to convert a 720p video to smartphone size, with my system I can convert at least 12 vids around an hour.

    Gaming was poor for any new and modern games for example left 4 dead 2 I had to play the game a minimum resolution on 21.5" monitor with minimum details. Sure it was playable but FPS was poor.

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    Re: which card should i buy

    As you have a g41 board and 4gb RAM you can defiantly get some more life out of the system as it stands.

    An overclocked Core 2 CPU and a HD5750 or HD5770 should have more then enough performance for your resolution.

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    where can i get a 6850 for 50

    my mobo supports quad core but they are hard to find here and c2d are around 90$ here

    perteb i did not know about sales so will not trade here

    can i get a 5830 for 40

    my budget is around 90$

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