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My cpu good enough??

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 14, 2010 5:43:12 AM

specs i5 650 3.2 ghz 8gb ddr3 ram 1TB HD galaxy gts 250 450w psu

i want to know if i can basically play any game on max.. ive only tryed l4d MWF2 re5 avp and crysis 1
so far i have no problems with them and they look nice i play on 1360x768 res i really want a nvidia gtx 400s when they are released my mobo only has 1 pci-ex x16 and 2 reg pci slots would i beable to run one if im able to fit it in my buget or should i be fine right now with the gts 250? BTW dx 11 :( 

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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 14, 2010 6:10:28 AM

You'll have to upgrade your PSU to a 650W. Alternatively you could upgrade to an HD5770 right now, or get a 550W and get an HD5850.
a c 376 U Graphics card
March 14, 2010 8:59:07 AM

Your CPU is just fine. You should NOT be considering the new Nvidia cards or even anything more than 1/3rd the price of those for gaming at 1360x768. The GTS 250 you mentioned or an HD4850/5750 should all be great for that resolution and for something that is overkill for now but will last you a long time the HD5770 is a good choice. Your current PSU should be able to handle those cards unless it is a terrible brand.
a c 225 U Graphics card
March 14, 2010 3:32:21 PM

GTS 250 Minimum System Requirements

* PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16 graphics slot
* One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector
* Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)***
* Intel Pentium 4, AMD Anthon XP class processor or higher
* 100MB of available hard disk space
* 512MB system memory (2GB recommended)
* Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP Operating System (32 or 64-bit)
* CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive