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Hello!

I've cobbled together a PC for my dad as his laptop has died and although essentially will be for browsing / email and some light photochopping he does enjoy some FPS gaming - he has BF2, COD4, COD WAW, COD MW2 etc.

The PC is:

Mobo : Asus P5B
CPU : E6600 (@3.0Ghz)
RAM : 2 GB DDR2 (another 2 incoming from MM)
GPU : Gainward 7800GTX
PSU : OCZ Steathstream 500W
OS : Win7 64 Home Premium
Case : Thermaltake Tsunaml Wave

It's all up and running with the games play OK on
Low / medium settings with sone tweaking, the question is would it it be worth upgrading to a better (second hand / older gen) graphics card to be able to run s bit better settings without being bottlenecked by the CPU?

Not looking to spend more than £20 / £30 but was wondering on people's thoughts on best budget bang for buck in this rig?

Cheers :D
 
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Yeah, I was thinking of an 8800GT/S/X just wasn't sure if there was an alternative and what, realistically, would start to be bottlenecked by the CPU :)
 
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I don't think a 9800GTX would be bottlenecked with that cpu @ 3GHz so an 8800GT* should be fine.
 
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I ran a 8800GT and GTS model for 2 years and they were great cards, they gave me good frame rates before I rebuilt my rig from an old athlon 7750 dual core to athlon x4 3ghz quad.

I had it running on my quad before i got my current 5770 and it did really well.

my partner runs a 9800GT with her pentium dual core and she plays MW3 on full settings!
 
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