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3 years ago#1
Thinking of building a new one, I know the GPU still works, so is a 1GB ATi Radeon HD 5850 still suitable for today's games? I only had a Core 2 Duo E8400, albeit overclocked, so I'm guessing that was a bigger bottleneck than the card? And could anyone recommend a processor and mobo too? Thinking i5 would be the most affordable for me.
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3 years ago#2
What's your budget for building your new PC. That will make it easier for us to tell you whether or not you should get a new GPU.
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3 years ago#3
If I didn't need a new GPU, I'd be thinking 300 or 400 max. So that's about $600. If I can get away, I ideally would reuse the PSU (which is a Corsair 700w, but I'm unfamiliar if they power newer processors), the case (but if I see a nicer one I'll go for that) and one of my hard disks. I would want to budget a SSD for the OS as well.
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3 years ago#4
My 5850 still holds up fine today.
I can max most games and other games I can play on high at 1920x1080.
Only powerhouses like Metro 2033, BF3, Witcher 2 can't be maxed by the 5850 at 1920x1080.
Its still a solid card.
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