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Will this work and play games like crysis with mid range graphics?

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January 20, 2010 7:56:33 PM

will this work im new to building computers so not to familiar with all the components etc my buget is around £600 i can get all of these for under that price but still need a graphics card the one i found is a
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS250 PCI EXPRESS but im told its no good so please could someone suggest a better one to me but for a good price if possible id appreciate the help

Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X4 955 SOCKET AM3 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE) - BLACK EDITION

Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 DUAL-DDR2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY

Motherboard ASUS® M4N82 DELUXE: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, 3 x PCI-Ex, 2 x P

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities WIRELESS N 300Mbps PCI CARD (£16)

Power Supply 450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU

Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19


January 20, 2010 7:59:45 PM

even the best ati card cant run crysis perfect lol.
January 20, 2010 8:01:26 PM

yeah i know but i dont want it perfect just decent i have about £100 for a new graphics card any ideas?
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January 20, 2010 8:12:22 PM

try looking at nvidia 9800gtx
January 20, 2010 8:22:29 PM

ok thanks
January 20, 2010 8:27:25 PM

What resolution do you want to play at? That really makes a difference on what to recommend, as does budget.

Try looking at this article for some ideas (though the prices aren't in pounds): http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

The article suggests the GTS 250 isn't significantly worse than the 9800 GTX. I'd suggest sticking with the GTS 250 or going with a Radeon 4850, or if you can afford a little more, step up to a Radeon 5750.
January 20, 2010 8:40:06 PM

The 9800 GTX+ and GTS 250 are basically the same spec and perform almost identically. The GTS 250 is newer manufacturing and uses less power/generates less heat. If they are about the same price, choose the GTS 250. At the near $100 US price point the 250 and the 4850 are the best deals.

If you can bump up the budget a bit the ati 5770 is around 50% faster and gives you DX11, making it a better price/performance value.
January 20, 2010 8:45:19 PM

yeah ive been looking around and i can get the radeon 5770 for almost the same price as the 9800gtx so im going with that thanks for all the help
January 20, 2010 9:00:14 PM

In a 3.2Gz dual core system the 5770 will play crysis smoothly at medium settings and 1920x1080 resolution. Crysis at medium looks as good as most games at DX10 ultra high. You should be fairly happy with it.
January 21, 2010 12:28:15 AM

i have a 5770 and a phenom II 925 and it runs crysis at high settings 1920x1080 very well. very high is playable but it does dip under 20
January 21, 2010 4:47:08 AM

Its nice to know the 5770 will perform better when I finally get funds release for a motherboard/CPU/RAM upgrade.

I just replaced my noisy seagate 7200.10 400GB with a samsung F3 500GB. The F3 is dead silent and vista boots up noticeably faster.
January 21, 2010 2:00:56 PM

ok thanks for all the help
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