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Is my PC specs good enough to run high settings?

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June 6, 2012 4:40:03 AM

Hi im wondering if my computer can run alot of games on Good settings, if not do i need to upgrade?

PC specs:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor
6 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4200
June 6, 2012 6:16:19 AM

Upgrade the graphics card

What is your Power Supply Unit and how much watts does it supply?
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June 6, 2012 7:11:05 AM

short answer. no... your gfx is a video card not ment for gaming... it only has 8 shaders and the bare minimum to play games even on the lowest settings is somewhere near 80...
so yeah a gfx card is in order as will a psu to power it... look to spend a minimum of $150 for the gfx and $70 on the psu.
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June 7, 2012 7:32:09 AM

Alright thanks, what graphics cards do you recommend?
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June 7, 2012 7:33:17 AM

Need to know your budget and how much watts your Power Supply Unit has.
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June 7, 2012 7:41:30 AM

It has 250 watts and my budget is around $500
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June 7, 2012 7:52:30 AM

What kinds of games do you want to play? I'd suggest getting a higher wattage PSU and a decent graphics card with that budget.
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June 7, 2012 8:03:49 AM

Alright do you recommend a graphics card i should get? And right now i basically run almost all my games on low settings so where i can actually play them.
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June 7, 2012 8:08:36 AM

If I were you, I would add an AMD 7750 to my PC. Very low on power requirements, very inexpensive, and almost certain to work with your build. If I am not mistaken, you don't even need a PCI-E connector. The instillation couldn't be easier - it just pops right in.

Here is an excellent one right here...

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11202-00-20G-Radeon-PCI-...

$100 (after $10 rebate).

You should be able to play most games at decent visual detail and at a fairly high resolution.

And it would blow the hell out of any integrated solution.
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June 7, 2012 8:17:44 AM

Currently the best card for the money is 7850. The high end card would be GTX 670.

If so, you'd need to upgrade your Power Supply Unit.

Gigabyte 7850 OC ($259.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FSP Group 500W ($88.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tell me what you think.
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June 7, 2012 8:26:11 AM

So far the AMD 7750 looks like the best choice.
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June 7, 2012 10:45:01 AM

I can virtually guarantee you that you won't have to upgrade your PSU if you opt for the 7750. Nor would you have a problem with installation.

It is a little card that you just "pop in" and bam. You're gaming.
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June 7, 2012 12:22:14 PM

I would not trust a 250W to power any graphics card even a 7750 though it may be OK if its not and the power supply dies it v=can take the motherboard with it. If you decide to get a new power supply anyway then the 6770 6850 and 6870 are better price performance than the 7750 & 7770 series (or Nvidia 560 & 560TI). The 7850 is also a very good card if you want to spend that much.
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July 14, 2012 3:07:37 AM

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