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Radeon 5770 budget upgrade for gaming, help needed.

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October 10, 2013 12:21:04 PM

Hi.

I'll start off the bat with my specs:
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P. I've got a 500W power supply, and an AMD Athlon II X4 630. 4 Gigabytes of DDR 2 1066MHZ RAM. The graphics card is the aforementioned Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5

Alright so, the budget that i've got here is 300 Euros. The questions that i have are:

    What kind of graphics card should i get for this kind of setup to gain the biggest possible bang for buck improvement in performance?

    If the CPU is no good, what kind should i pick with this kind of budget?


I play all kind of games, but what i care the most is to be able to run Planetside 2 - the settings don't really matter as long as the framerate is above 25 FPS in big battles, and i know that's a big feat.
Guild Wars 2 is running already pretty smoothly on my settings but the framerate tends to dip.
I'll be thankful for all input in this matter.
Thanks in advance.

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October 10, 2013 1:25:29 PM

Luke Phillips said:
I would go with this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will definitely get above 25 fps on Planet Side 2. If you want to spend a little less as this is at the max of your budget, I would go with a 760.


That is a mighty card. But what worries me: wouldn't the card be bottlenecked severely by the CPU? Wouldn't the power supply be too weak for it?
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October 10, 2013 1:44:52 PM

DestroyerofBears said:
Luke Phillips said:
I would go with this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will definitely get above 25 fps on Planet Side 2. If you want to spend a little less as this is at the max of your budget, I would go with a 760.


That is a mighty card. But what worries me: wouldn't the card be bottlenecked severely by the CPU? Wouldn't the power supply be too weak for it?

Your power supply is fine for it, but yes it might bottleneck it, but im not sure.

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