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Gtx260 + a cpu


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ryang96

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Hey everyone it's Christmas time, and you know what that means!!! NEW COMPUTER PARTS!!!! :)
in gonna get a gtx260 upgraded from a 3870

However there is one problem...i have a 2.7Ghz Amd 64 x2 and i'm not sure if there will be bottlenecking issues with the card.. I play games at 1680X1050...

so yea any advice on if is should get a new cpu or not?

Edited by ryang96, 09 December 2008 - 08:52 PM.

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Troy

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Well I guess it depends on your budget, and the exact parts you have.

You could try just the card as an upgrade (although you haven't mentioned what your original graphics card is), and see how you go from there.

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well i have a 3870 now but im getting rid of it and i have a 600W psu, biostar t770+ mobo.. no real budget on a processor

Edited by ryang96, 09 December 2008 - 06:31 PM.

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Don't forget to check up on the Tom's Hardware graphics card chart here. Going from the 3870 to the GTX 260 is a decent jump up, but make sure you get the best for your dollar still.

I looked up the Biostar website, and can only find two motherboards similar to what you posted. There's the TA770 A2+, or the TA770 A2+ SE. Which one of those do you have? Then I can research what the motherboards support, and be able to get a better picture of your system, and whether your upgrades would be a good choice or not.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138102

that's what i have.. heres things i think you may need.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103210 processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010 PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145590 My ram (i bought 2 of these for 4gigs total...)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136296 Buying a raptor in January =P

Edited by ryang96, 09 December 2008 - 08:46 PM.

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Well your motherboard supports the Phenom processors, so that'd be a decent increase, choosing something like the 9650+ would be nice.

I strongly suggest you don't bother with a Raptor though, they really aren't worth the money. If you want a screaming 10k rpm drive, go for the velociraptor, otherwise a high-end 7200rpm drive performs just as well.

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ok, sounds good thanks for your help troy =)
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You're welcome, let me know how it all works out. :)
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wait a sec, how do you RMA a diamond card , i don't understand the system at all, im only getting this new card if i can RMA this one because it isn't working

Teh card
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Well I've never dealt with Newegg, but for that card it says you have 30 days... http://www.newegg.co...rnPolicy.aspx#3

Otherwise you'll have to take it up with Diamond themselves, perhaps an email to their support staff.

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ok, ill try diamond because i've had it longer than 30 days..
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If you're looking at getting a refund then that won't happen with Diamond. They offer one year warranty only (I think they'll only honour it if you registered your card within the first 30 days of purchase, call and ask them about this).
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well this is great.. i bought the card in October and i forgot to register it. great i love losing 150 bucks
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Did you talk to someone from Diamond yet? Did they say you're out of luck? Sometimes they don't look at your receipt and since your card is DOA then they might just make an exception and send you a replacement.
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If you have a receipt from Newegg, it should be acceptable to them. I've never dealt with Diamond before, but they must provide some sort of warranty for it. Just keep taking it up with them.
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