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July 10, 2009 1:03:55 AM

Well my setup right now ASUS P5B Deluxe , e6750, 2GB PC5400 OCZ PLAT and a current MSI RX1900XTX. Looken to upgrade around 250/300 area for a new graphics card. with a new video card can i play games such as gta4, crysis, farcry2, etc. with high setting n maybe sum Antialiasing? or should i get gpu/ram or gpu/cpu combo instead? i just wanna rum games nice ;) 

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July 10, 2009 1:28:20 AM

I honestly think that GPU technology is far outpacing the speed at which games are being made to use that technology.

For instance, my 9600 GT runs Crysis on high just fine until the very last level where I had to bump the graphics down just a little bit

The most money I would spend on a video card is ~210 dollars on a GTX 275, but I think for most people a GTS 250 is fine for almost any purpose.

The e6750 should be fine - I would keep it for a while and then jump to a high end quad core on the LGA 775 socket when the i3 and i5 lines force the prices down (if they force the prices down)
July 10, 2009 1:33:14 AM

more replies the better!
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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 1:44:34 AM

XP or Vista? what resolution are we talking about? What is your PSU?

cant recommend a card without that information

you should upgrade your ram since its so cheap now

your CPU may be fine, can probably be over-clocked, or may need to be upgraded after more information is provided
a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 1:47:01 AM

Not knowing your resolution handicaps us a bit.

If you just want to max your budget/value under $300 than the 4850x2 is probably your best bet though you really only need that at 1920x1200 and beyond.
July 10, 2009 1:49:46 AM

I have a GTX 295 and my concern is the implimentation of DX11. Everywhere I have read sais DX10 cards will run DX11 but I am concerned about limitations. DX11 hardware is suposed to come out 2nd half of 2009 so in not too long, you might not regret it to wait for a great DX11 card.
So my setup is a Q9550 and GTX 295, I "can" play FC2 maxed out settings and in some areas of the world the FPS does drop to where I go hmm the FPS could be a little better here, that game is made for the quad core as well and similar results of CPU usage as below, with the quad at about 60% to 80%.
I also have GTA IV, GTA IV is made for the quad core cpu, I had an E8400 before the Q9550 and I hooked up a second moniter to see how my CPU was doing the results were with the dual core both cores were completely at 100% constantly during gameplay and now with the quad it's at about 70% to 80%. The frames per second (FPS) are great though I am verry happy with the performance in that game and you definetly need at least 4 gigs of ram for that game.
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July 10, 2009 2:06:34 AM

If you have a good namebrand 500w+ PSU then get a HD 4890.

Brands like:
Seasonic
Corsiar
PC Power & Cooling
OCZ
Enermax
Antec
Fortron Source
a c 236 U Graphics card
July 10, 2009 2:28:40 AM

jaguarskx said:
If you have a good namebrand 500w+ PSU then get a HD 4890.

Brands like:
Seasonic
Corsiar
PC Power & Cooling
OCZ
Enermax
Antec
Fortron Source


what if he games on a 17 inch screen and doesn't want to upgrade?
July 10, 2009 2:32:53 AM

dosn't want to upgrade bah ha ha :pt1cable:  :na:  :lol: 
July 10, 2009 3:59:36 AM

do have a good 500+w power supply , i DO use my TV out for HDMI and also currently only at 19" LCD 2MS non widescreen but will be upgrading.
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