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January 13, 2010 12:55:31 PM

I have an amd anthlon x2 64 and i was wondering what graphics card should i use for good frame rate and quality for crysis.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 12:58:16 PM

it depend on your motherboard, PSU, RAM, and resolution of your monitor...
list the rest of your system here and how much do u want to spend... :) 
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January 13, 2010 1:11:11 PM

I have an NVIDIA nForce 430 motherboard with a 250 watt power supply and 3gb of ram. I might want to spend $200 for a graphics card. :)  I think i might need a better motherboard because its a 32 bit.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 1:16:07 PM

You are really going to need to upgrade your PSU as well. Can you tell us more? What OS do you have, is this a branded PC or built machine (for PSU concerns), What games do you play, what resolution is your display, etc?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 1:16:14 PM

it have a PCI-E slot, right?
what do u mean your motherboard is 32bit?
i won't suggest anything for u if u aren't on plan to upgrade PSU as well...
your psu is too weak, believe me, u need a higher and better psu.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 1:20:51 PM

Also, where can you purchase from? Are you in the US or another country and if so what sites can you buy from?
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January 13, 2010 1:23:02 PM

Probably nothing more than a GT240 (NVidia) or HD4830 (ATI). Both of which would require a better power supply.

-Wolf sends
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January 13, 2010 1:26:05 PM

jay2tall said:
You are really going to need to upgrade your PSU as well. Can you tell us more? What OS do you have, is this a branded PC or built machine (for PSU concerns), What games do you play, what resolution is your display, etc?
I was planning on getting a better PSU. I have Windows 7. My PC is branded. I play Garrys Mod and Empire Earth. I want a graphics card that could handle Garrys Mod because i have to put my graphics, textures and ect to low settings. My resolution is 1280 by 1024 pixels. I think. :) 
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January 13, 2010 1:27:21 PM

jay2tall said:
Also, where can you purchase from? Are you in the US or another country and if so what sites can you buy from?
Im from the US. I could buy from any site.
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January 13, 2010 1:29:39 PM

wa1 said:
it have a PCI-E slot, right?
what do u mean your motherboard is 32bit?
i won't suggest anything for u if u aren't on plan to upgrade PSU as well...
your psu is too weak, believe me, u need a higher and better psu.
Yes i have one PCI-E slot. I thought 32 bit was way slower than 64 bit. I planning on getting a 700 watt PSU.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 1:49:03 PM

What is Garrys Mod? I am not familiar.

In regards to 32 bit, that is probably referring to the OS, whether it is 32 or 64 bit.

What brand/model is this? It isn't a slim line PC is it?

A 700w PSU? that is overkill for anything you are going to install most likely.

For $200 I'd say go for this:
XFX 5750 $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ 500W PSU $60(has a $20 MIR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 1:51:25 PM

^+1
jay has a really good choice there... :) 
go as jay said...
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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 13, 2010 2:09:57 PM

That suggestion was simply what I would most likely get for myself in your situation. It is always subject to better deals or the knowledge that you know a certain game runs better on a certain GPU and what not. I am not familar with the Garry's Mod game, so I have no idea what it takes to run well. Empire Earth is an older game from I think 2001. So virtually any card would run that, probably even onboard. You could always get a 400W PSU and a 4670 if you wanted to make it a cheaper upgrade. But a 5750 would give you some room to play modern games.

460W + 4670 = $100
CoolerMaster 460w RS $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte 4670 1GB DDR3 $70 (plus a $10 MIR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could probably also use that 460W PSU on the 5750 actually if you wanted to cut some costs. That would be $170
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January 13, 2010 8:46:30 PM

jay2tall said:
What is Garrys Mod? I am not familiar.

In regards to 32 bit, that is probably referring to the OS, whether it is 32 or 64 bit.

What brand/model is this? It isn't a slim line PC is it?

A 700w PSU? that is overkill for anything you are going to install most likely.

For $200 I'd say go for this:
XFX 5750 $140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ 500W PSU $60(has a $20 MIR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
My computer is a Compaq Presario SR5710y. Go to this link, it explains what Gmod is. Its an awesome game! http://www.garrysmod.com/about/
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