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Best card for a Q6600

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Joobs, 13 Jun 2011.

  1. Joobs


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 488

    Location: Brighton

    I recently bought a system second hand, but now the graphic card seems to have died and seems it only had a 1 year warrenty (OCUK Radeon 4890)!

    My specs are as follows Intel Quad GO 6600 (not overclocked it yet but previous seller got it up to 3.8ghz), Asus Maximus Formula II, Corsair pc6400 2 x 2gb.

    Any suggestions for best card for this setup?
  2. j.col


    Joined: 31 May 2010

    Posts: 4,093

    Location: Bedfordshire

    i will give it a try.
    what resolution is your monitor?
    i have a Q6600 @ 3.4GHz with a HD5850 and a 22" 1680 x 1050 monitor and i am happy with my gaming.
    i can run my games mostly on highest settings.

    Imo, try getting a HD5870 or a gtx470 depending on budget
    or used HD5850's go for around £70ish now or new @ OCUK for about £105 (when they are on offer)
  3. bells


    Joined: 31 Oct 2009

    Posts: 809

    Location: in the tower

    5850 would be good with a q6600
  4. arc@css


    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 27,491

    Q6600 here at 3.4 with an overclocked 480, no problems here, smooth frames with healthy minimum and average fps.
  5. Joobs


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 488

    Location: Brighton

    Thanks for the advice
  6. Schizo


    Joined: 19 Feb 2008

    Posts: 13,652

    Location: Home

    ive just gone to a i7 rig with my 5850 and i was using a q6600 with that card and didnt have any problems what so ever,in fact it was a awesome set up for gaming :)
  7. IronWarrior


    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,439

    I'm currently using an 6950 (unlocked/oced to 6970) with my Q6600 3.1GHz. I'm am about to CrossfireX it as well with an other one.

    CPU will bottleneck, but it's ok for one.
  8. mesofire


    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 1

    £70 ish for a 5850? wow where did you find those? On ebay they are around £90-£110