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HD4870 + BlueStorm II 500W

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July 14, 2008 5:33:14 PM

Hello tom,my ati x1600 pro 512mb ddr2 128bit 500800mhz is too older too run the new games on high 1024768 and i wan't to buy a new video card.In my budget, the HD4870 512mb DDR5 is the best choice.I have three problems

1 . HD4870 is compatible with my mainboard, intel dg965wh ? (look here for more details)

2 . My cpu is too older and it will bottleneck the next video card(HD4870).In 3 gigs how is the situation (yes i know i don't have a overclockable mainboard,but soon i can buy a new mainboard who can push my cpu on 3.0-3.2gigs if i am lucker P)

3 . I have a bad psu, an delux 450w, i know it sucks, and i must buy a new psu, i am looking on a bluestorm II 500w, it is good for my pc

I am playing on 1280&1024 on an 43 clasic samsung lcd,i know that on this resolution HD4850 is the best bang for the buck, but i want to use this video card many years (not ten or more D), and maybe in 2009 i can buy an quad-core processor.

Sorry for my bad english, i am romanian and i have only 14 years old.

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July 16, 2008 11:02:10 AM

e6400 2.13ghz ~ with an amd athlon 64 x2 5200+ 2.7gigs in gaming.With this cpu i want to play all games on high details with 30-35fps, no more,i can do it with this core 2 duo ? i know he is bottenecking the card in some games like grid but i am playing games like crysis, unreal tournament III when the video card is doing "the hardest quest".

look here :, and tell me what do you think(in gaming e6400 2.13ghz = e6420 2.13ghz because 2mb cache is perfect for all the games, and the differences off between 2mb and 4mb is very small.Thanks in advance :p .
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July 17, 2008 12:03:37 PM

The E6400 has overclocking potential. If you got a good mobo, you can overclock the cpu. Look at the games' recommended system requirements. You want to meet or exceed these.
July 18, 2008 6:48:03 AM

yea, i passed the recommended cpu system requirements of the most games.