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April 18, 2010 11:52:41 AM

hello does anyone know of a graphics card that will max out crysis and give me 8xaa at 1280x1024 res

and could you recomend a cpu to go with it 775 socket please i would like to get a dx11 or dx10 doesn't matter
thanks mark!
a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 12:06:53 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
HD 5770 would be a good choice.
About the CPU,socket 775 CPUs are out of production so consider something newer like Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom II
April 18, 2010 12:17:05 PM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
HD 5770 would be a good choice.
About the CPU,socket 775 CPUs are out of production so consider something newer like Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom II



yea i no i im actully selling my i7 rig and am downgrading trying ta save a bit of cash tring ta buil a realy cheap rig but be able to max out every thing at that res any suggestion on dx10 card and cpu iwas thinking e8400 and ati 4890
thanks mark
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a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 12:47:40 PM

I wouldn't really do that,IMO keep the i7 and buy a new card whenever your budget allowed
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 1:57:48 PM

AM3 Platforms are still in the same range as Socket775 builds as far as monetary spending goes. I think it'd be best to get something in the Phenom II series for now because this will save you money in the long run. When new things come out, you'll need a completely new build because Socket775 is obsolete. However AM3 still has years for upgrades and improvements.
April 18, 2010 7:25:01 PM

thanks for all the replys guys but im guna still go with the 775 as i can get e8400 cheap and a cheap mobo
still wondering bout the graphics tho do yas think a 4890 vapor 2gb would be overkill for maxing out crysis/gta4 at this 1280x1024


thanks mark!
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 7:29:50 PM

Not it wouldn't be overkill.

And you really are wasting your money on the 775 but, it's your choice.
April 18, 2010 7:37:02 PM

uncfan_2563 said:
Not it wouldn't be overkill.

And you really are wasting your money on the 775 but, it's your choice.



well to tell ya the truth this is only a temp rig i already have an i7 one wit gtx 295 its what im using to write this at the moment but have decided to break it down and sell it on ebay i just think that an e8400 will do all i want it to at the moment + i need the extra cash thanks for the reply mate [im buying my parts second hand except the mobo so i working out pretty cheap]
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 7:44:03 PM

oh well I didn't know they were used + really cheap. That changes the game :p 
a c 236 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 7:58:05 PM

the e8400 is still a very capable gaming CPU
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 8:05:19 PM

Someone needs to write a book about Ebay economics. "Anything Goes" ..I stay away from that part of the web now :)  . Its a place where millionaires and foolish spenders mingle with opportunists ! A 5 dollar Atari game sold for 20,000 dollars the other day ?
LMAO. I can understand collector value in many obscure things, but not that.
a c 236 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 8:08:46 PM

notty22 said:
Someone needs to write a book about Ebay economics. "Anything Goes" ..I stay away from that part of the web now :)  . Its a place where millionaires and foolish spenders mingle with opportunists ! A 5 dollar Atari game sold for 20,000 dollars the other day ?
LMAO. I can understand collector value in many obscure things, but not that.


I have a copy of Tecmo-bowl for the NES, I'll sell it to you for $10,000 :p 
a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 9:13:43 PM

markuk1 said:
thanks for all the replys guys but im guna still go with the 775 as i can get e8400 cheap and a cheap mobo
still wondering bout the graphics tho do yas think a 4890 vapor 2gb would be overkill for maxing out crysis/gta4 at this 1280x1024


thanks mark!

Instead of HD 4890,i would go for 5770.
Although 4890 is faster(not much especially in that resolution)but HD 5770 runs cooler and quieter and has a lower power consumption,also it supports newer techs like DX11,Eyefinity....
April 18, 2010 9:23:54 PM

the quad core q6600 is almost the best in 3dmark vantage
and it is quite cheap
you can see this on yougamers .com
a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 9:43:23 PM

3DMark isn't the best way to judge a processor's power,although its a good CPU but there are lots of better options than a Q6600 with better price/performance ratio
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