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February 14, 2014 12:37:14 AM

Hi All

I'm new to gaming and just got hooked to few FP Shooters like Half life's, Halo's etc. I have a pretty old system with below specs

AMD athlon x2 regor 3.2 ghz (dual core)
gskill ripjawsx 1x4 gb ram
a viewsonic monitor 19 inch with 1366 x 768 native resolution
gigabyte 78LMT-S2PT motherboard
I have a 250w power supply (intex provided with cabinet)

I just needed an advice on a graphics card max 120$ budget (PSU budget is separate) because i've heard my old cpu will bottleneck new graphics card. Few cards i have in mind are

radeon r7 250x
hd7750
Any other if suggested

Please advise which i should buy as my max requirements would be playing in 1024 x 768 resolution with med-high settings. The games which i need to play would be

bioshock
max payne 3
gta IV
mafia 2
also if there are other games u can mention


Also if any gud suggestions are there to make future invested graphics card i can increase my budget to 150$ but my would change my comp specs after 2 yrs in 2016

A quick response will be highly appreciated

Thanks :p 


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February 14, 2014 12:42:33 AM

r7 265 or 7850 would be your best bet for around 140-150.
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February 14, 2014 12:48:50 AM

Hd 7750
but the psu will not handle it
u need a good quality psu
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February 14, 2014 1:02:49 AM

combine1237 said:
r7 265 or 7850 would be your best bet for around 140-150.


Hi combine (ur nick reminds me of half life :p )

yeah 150 is okay with me but will it work fine if i upgrade my cpu and other parts after 2 yrs.. or after 2 yrs my pc will be more of a HTPC or will it play games uptill 2015 in playable quality??
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February 14, 2014 1:03:41 AM

nashdes001 said:
Hd 7750
but the psu will not handle it
u need a good quality psu


yeah i heard 7750 is nice but will i need to change it soon in next year in case a game releases this year???
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February 14, 2014 1:07:00 AM

at what resolution u play games?
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February 14, 2014 1:08:35 AM

nashdes001 said:
at what resolution u play games?


1024 x 768
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February 14, 2014 1:11:19 AM

then hd 7750 will b sufficient
it will b able to handle games for couple years low to mid settings
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February 14, 2014 3:01:52 AM

nashdes001 said:
then hd 7750 will b sufficient
it will b able to handle games for couple years low to mid settings


Thanks nashdes001

I heard that r7 250x is a reversion of HD 7770 which is a lil powerful than 7750.. it falls in my budget

will it b fine?
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February 14, 2014 3:11:25 AM

ur cpu will bottleneck them + u need a good psu to handle ur system
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February 14, 2014 4:20:50 AM

nashdes001 said:
ur cpu will bottleneck them + u need a good psu to handle ur system


Hmm.. then 7750 is the final one.. i hope it is still available :p 

How much PSU will i need for it?
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February 14, 2014 4:53:56 PM

with a 500w psu you could run 265, with your psu right now a 7750 should be fine, but a cx430, decent 430 watt will do if you want to get a new psu.
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