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Old August 6, 2010, 01:05 PM
ArcherNemesis ArcherNemesis is offline
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Default [UPGRADE]Please, help me with my decision

Hello,

I bought this setup 3 years ago:

AMD X2 6000+
2GB RAM
EVGA 8800 GTS 384 MB


However, few months ago that video card became a toast and I need to get a new one. I know that buying a completely new PC would probably be the best choice, but I'm in no way able to afford a new one these days, so I just want to upgrade.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5
is my pick. 284 it costs. What do you think?

Here are my questions:
1. Is my old PC still worth upgrading?
2. Isn't my CPU too slow for that new graphic card? (HD 5870)
3. If yes, which other video card would you choose? Or what would you do if you were me?


Thanks in advance!

Edit: I'm of course all for the most effective / efficient solution.
Edit2: My current card is a passively cooled 8600GT 256 MB which I took from my dad's PC

Last edited by ArcherNemesis; August 6, 2010 at 01:32 PM.
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