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Budget Gaming Upgrade

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July 9, 2012 6:29:08 AM

Hi guys/girls,

I am upgrading my computer at the moment for some gaming (mostly real time strategies) and would like some opinions on a current option of mine. I play on my TV so good 1080p performance is essential.

Intel Core i5 3450 Ivy Bridge @ 3.1Ghz

G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT (2x4GB) DDR3

ASRock H77M Motherboard (PCI E 3.0 x16 slot)

MSI Radeon HD7770 1GB Overclocked PCI E 3.0

How would this perform at 1080p on a game like Wargame: European Escalation as an example? Also I buy my parts from www.pccasegear.com (I'm Australian), so I'd would prefer if it stayed that way.

Thanks in advance for any replies. :) 

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July 9, 2012 7:27:41 AM

I don't know for that game specifically, but on terms of BF3, it should be able to run it well on Medium at 1080p, so it is a pretty good upgrade.

If you are content with PCCG, don't worry about the next bit, it is just my opinion.

As an Aussie, I would definitely recommend using staticice (staticice.com.au) to check for the cheapest prices.
July 10, 2012 1:05:48 AM

Yeah That up grade should play all the strategy games. I have two 550's and they play all the strategy game around. On the link you can see how much better the 7770 is then the 550.

But I have two so it would make it about the same and in some cases a tad bit better. But still the 7770 will play all the game of strateyg. Good luck to you.

550 Ti vs 7770
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541
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