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Budget cpu and gaming graphics card no more than 120 ish

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October 2, 2013 4:58:04 PM

I wanted to get a graphics card till i found out that my cpu was going to be bottlenecking the graphics card i was going to get. I have a windows vista home premium dest top its from back in like 2007. It has a ANS Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor 2.70 GHz a 4.00 GB memory (RAM). I was wondering if there is anyway to get a better cpu and graphics card for around 120ish that would allow me to play games like LOL ans WOW in high to very high settings.

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October 2, 2013 6:18:54 PM

Not even close.

1) An HD7770 graphics card will cost you about $100. That's an okay card if paired with a good CPU but not "HIGH" quality though if you carefully tweaked the game settings it could do you well.

2) You don't list your motherboard so I don't know what CPU's are supported. If you could find a better CPU you'd likely have to spend at least $100.

3) If you have 32-bit Windows you may have memory issues.

4) You don't say what your CURRENT graphics card is so I don't know what would be an upgrade.

SUMMARY:
Based on your budget, I can only recommend you get the best graphics card you can afford, then TWEAK your games to give you the best experience. Unfortunately, WOW can be very CPU-intensive at times but there's nothing else I can recommend on that budget.
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October 2, 2013 6:20:08 PM

i would say no, i would say upgrade but you would need a new mobo first so sorry buddy. :( 
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October 2, 2013 6:39:14 PM

Yes, tell us the MB make/model. You might be better off finding the best CPU and card on ebay for it. It may go a bit above $120, but that is about the only way to go for that price. Any MB that supports the 1st gen Phenoms is going to be old. May not take a faster CPU like the Phenom IIs.
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October 2, 2013 9:34:21 PM

Grantgarrison10 said:
I wanted to get a graphics card till i found out that my cpu was going to be bottlenecking the graphics card i was going to get. I have a windows vista home premium dest top its from back in like 2007. It has a ANS Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor 2.70 GHz a 4.00 GB memory (RAM). I was wondering if there is anyway to get a better cpu and graphics card for around 120ish that would allow me to play games like LOL ans WOW in high to very high settings.


photonboy said:
Not even close.

1) An HD7770 graphics card will cost you about $100. That's an okay card if paired with a good CPU but not "HIGH" quality though if you carefully tweaked the game settings it could do you well.

2) You don't list your motherboard so I don't know what CPU's are supported. If you could find a better CPU you'd likely have to spend at least $100.

3) If you have 32-bit Windows you may have memory issues.

4) You don't say what your CURRENT graphics card is so I don't know what would be an upgrade.

SUMMARY:
Based on your budget, I can only recommend you get the best graphics card you can afford, then TWEAK your games to give you the best experience. Unfortunately, WOW can be very CPU-intensive at times but there's nothing else I can recommend on that budget.


file:///C:/Users/Grant/Documents/Computer%20Information.html can you get on there and see my computer information?
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October 3, 2013 8:07:25 AM

No, that is a location on your own machine.
Just look at the motherboard. It should have a make/model printed on it somewhere near the center.
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October 4, 2013 5:38:13 PM

PC info: http://www.cpuid.com/

Install CPU-Z and provide this following info:

1) Mainboard->
- manufacturer
- model
- BIOS version

2) Graphics->
Display Device
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