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How much better would Starcraft 2 run w/5770 and my system

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July 29, 2010 7:33:18 PM

Hello, here is my rig

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core

RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

MB - Nforce 4 750i SLI FTW

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was looking to grab this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any suggestions? I am looking to play starcraft 2, WOW, Biowares SW mmo and diablo 3. I am currently using a BFG 8800 GTS 320.
July 29, 2010 7:56:47 PM

Just based off the spec's I'd say it would run ALOT better then your old 8800 GTS 320, also the 5770 has 1G of GDDR5 compared to the 320 the 8800 GTS has so overall your get a better gaming experience on all your games, and with 1G you can also have higher resolutions with out getting a huge fps hit cause your low on vram. Hope this helps. :p 
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July 29, 2010 8:24:40 PM

Awesome http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/pt1...

So I take it the rest of my specs are looking good? I wasn't sure since I built this pc about a year ago and been taking a break from pc gaming to play ps3. I want to be able to run this amazing game on ULTRA!

Is the card I linked the best for its price range? I am digging that lifetime warranty. I hate buying things and then someone is like oh for $10 more you could have gotten a much better card or the card you bought isn't good etc. You know the drill haha.

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July 29, 2010 8:50:57 PM

Your system should do just fine in SC2 its still using DX9, also SC2 was optimized to run on just about every DX9 based system within the last 3-4 years so as long as your hardware's relatively beefy your be fine, even my system can play SC2 at max settings an I have a worse CPU then you do lolz. The XFX cards also a good choice just remember to register it when you get it ( there quick about that :p ) having a warranty like thats a good idea just incase something does happen there just replace it, I've been using there cards since the 7600GTs an have always had good customer service.
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July 29, 2010 10:17:25 PM

Any idea if ATi have sorted out their drivers yet or when they will?

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ATI is not yet ready with their drivers and as such AntiAliasing is not yet supported.


Considering the OP wants to experience the game at "Ultra" settings it just doesn't seem right to suggest a card that cannot enable AA due to lack of driver support.
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July 29, 2010 10:52:48 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Any idea if ATi have sorted out their drivers yet or when they will?

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ATI is not yet ready with their drivers and as such AntiAliasing is not yet supported.


Considering the OP wants to experience the game at "Ultra" settings it just doesn't seem right to suggest a card that cannot enable AA due to lack of driver support.
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He might be on a tight budget hence why he chose the HD5770 and its not like ATI wont address the no AA issue in SC2 after all its driver based and all they need to do is either release a hotfix like they did with ME2 or a new driver, more then likely it'll be a hotfix. :D 
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August 6, 2010 12:54:28 AM

Thanks for the advice but I ended up getting a 465gtx for $215 from the SC2 20% off coupon plus it had a $20 MIR. Couldn't pass it up!
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