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Upgrading GPU for Core2Quad 6600 processor system?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Christian Militzer, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Hey guys,

    My current pc is getting quite old and I want to upgrade it. Due to finances, I would like to upgrade my gpu first and after a while the cpu, board and ram. My current System is:

    Intel q6600 quad core
    Nvidea 8800 gt oc
    MSI P965 Neo-F V2 board
    6 gb ram

    I would like to change to a r9 380. Would this even be possible with my board? Dont know how the pcie has changed over the years. Would it make sense, to upgrade? I would like to play rf2 at medium settings fluently and maybe dirt rally.

  2. Hi I'm hoping u can hel me I am now to this I'm just about to by a 16gb memory 1tb hard drive & 4gb graphics And six core processor pc Will that be ok or not thx michael
  3. Slalom823

    RDTCC S10 Champion Premium

    I have the same CPU and had a 7800gt and upgrading to a used gtx460 made a nice improvement. In my case it was worth it.

    Of course depending on how much you want to upgrade eventually there will be a point of diminishing returns. I will want to upgrade in a year or two and I may consider getting a nice gpu and keeping the CPU or possibly overclocking the CPU, or if need be a new CPU or computer.
  4. Thank. In the meantime I made up my mind and ordered also a new processor, mobo and ram - so case closed :-D