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    Question New GPU & PSU

    Hi,

    Before i give my specs, i want you to know a few things:

    I recently upgraded my CPU.
    I recently upgraded my RAM.
    I past upgraded my GPU.

    Ok, so my specs now, are:

    Intel Q6600 2.4ghz (Quad)
    4GB DDR2 RAM [800mhz (i think)]
    Nvidia geforce 9500gt
    305 W Dell PSU.

    My specs i had before:

    Intel Core 2 duo 1.8 Ghz (dual core)
    2gb ram
    ATI Radeon x1300/x1500 series
    305 W dell psu.

    I basicly upgraded everything. But my gpu is getting shittier with the upcoming games. I want to buy a Nvidia GTX 560. (200 euros).
    I need some suggestions if it's a good idea to get it or is it too powerfull?

    I also need some help how much watt i should get for a psu. (i thought about 800w)

    If anyone cares, my pc is bought in 2006 from Dell, the system's name is Dell Dimension E520.

    Thanks for any suggestions, Apple.

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    All you would need to run a system like that is a 600w-650w. I think you will be fine with the 560 but I would go with the 570 to be honest. Hope this helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxiC View Post
    All you would need to run a system like that is a 600w-650w. I think you will be fine with the 560 but I would go with the 570 to be honest. Hope this helped
    Hi, thanks for your reply!


    I thought about the 570, but theres 50 euro price difference between the 560 and the 570 so i will stay with the 560. And about the PSU, thanks, i will get a 600W psu in the next month.

    Thanks again for you reply, Apple.

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    Don't get either, you'll just run into a bottleneck at one point. Imo you're better off with something like the 5770 + a 600W cpu should be more than enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Don't get either, you'll just run into a bottleneck at one point. Imo you're better off with something like the 5770 + a 600W cpu should be more than enough
    Whats the point of getting an ATI if i have the money for a GTX 560?
    Another thing, even if i get the 5770, than even 300W is enough. I want something powerful, i have a Quad 2.4 ghz, 4GB ram, now i need a good vid card and i'm set to go for another 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PP_CrazyApple View Post
    Whats the point of getting an ATI if i have the money for a GTX 560?
    Another thing, even if i get the 5770, than even 300W is enough. I want something powerful, i have a Quad 2.4 ghz, 4GB ram, now i need a good vid card and i'm set to go for another 2 years.
    Sorry to break it to you, but your CPU, ram and mobo are trash. Buying a really good gfx card will just result in a bottleneck

    If you want decent performance/price go with the 6850 or something, not with the 560

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Sorry to break it to you, but your CPU, ram and mobo are trash. Buying a really good gfx card will just result in a bottleneck

    If you want decent performance/price go with the 6850 or something, not with the 560
    GTX 560 and the HD 6850 pretty much has the same performance...

    GTX 560:

    Code:
    Manufacturer:	nVidia
    Series:	GeForce GTX 500
    GPU:	GF114 
    Release Date:	2011-05-17
    Interface:	PCI-E 2.0 x16
    Core Clock:	810 MHz
    Shader Clock:	1620 MHz
    Memory Clock:	2004 MHz (4008 DDR)
    Memory Bandwidth:	128.256 GB/sec
    FLOPS:	1088.64 GFLOPS
    Pixel Fill Rate:	25920 MPixels/sec
    Texture Fill Rate:	45360 MTexels/sec
    HD 6850:

    Code:
    Manufacturer:	AMD
    Series:	Radeon HD 6k
    GPU:	Barts 
    Release Date:	2010-10-22
    Interface:	PCI-E 2.0 x16
    Core Clock:	775 MHz
    Shader Clock:	775 MHz
    Memory Clock:	2000 MHz (4000 DDR)
    Memory Bandwidth:	128 GB/sec
    FLOPS:	1488 GFLOPS
    Pixel Fill Rate:	24800 MPixels/sec
    Texture Fill Rate:	37200 MTexels/sec
    Theres almost no comparison.