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I am still using an LGA 775 E8400. Can't afford an i5 yet. My graphics card is an EVGA GTX260 and has served me quite well so far. I want to upgrade this system a little for the newer games coming out. I am playing battlefield 3 on medium settings and it looks pretty good and plays well. I have almost enough cash for an EVGA GTX570. Will this be a good upgrade for now? I have heard great reviews on this card so far. I have a PC Power and cooling 610watt PS, so I meet the minimum power requirements. Will I be bottle necked by my CPU? I would love to see DX11 and play on high or ultra settings for battlefield 3. Thought I would ask you guys cause I always come here for advice first. Thanks for any input. This is the card I was looking at......

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

 

 

p.s....I will not be running it in SLI

Edited by ronbo191

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The GTX 570 is my pick for the best price/performance card when it hits the $260 mark after MIR and discount. I don't know why people like EVGA as much (I'll know soon enough, I guess). I don't know for sure how much of a bottleneck your LGA 775 E8400 will be, but it won't be as noticeable, imo.

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Why I like evga so much: they replaced a gtx480 for me that was damage due to an improperly manufactured swiftech waterblock mount that swiftech would not stand behind... yes Gabe at swiftech is a terrible person if you wonder.... This is even after I told them It was physically damaged.

 

Yes. A 570 is going to be an awesome upgrade. Good choice.

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Why I like evga so much: they replaced a gtx480 for me that was damage due to an improperly manufactured swiftech waterblock mount that swiftech would not stand behind... yes Gabe at swiftech is a terrible person if you wonder.... This is even after I told them It was physically damaged.

 

Yes. A 570 is going to be an awesome upgrade. Good choice.

Gabe is a complete arsehole. My 4870X2 nearly burned up because of a completely stupid design on their part (that they would NOT admit had any faults...). Gabe's response? It was essentially "eff you, you're not supposed to run Furmark, ever. 130+ degrees is fine even though your machine shuts off."

 

The only things I buy from Swiftech these days are radiators. Screw Swiftech and screw Gabe. :vmad:

Edited by Waco

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Thanks guys for your quick responses. I like EVGA because of their second to none customer service and quality product. I am glad to hear I will not be bottle necked. Would be nice if the card drops to under $300. I might wait a few weeks to see if it does. Thanks again all who replied.

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