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January 26, 2011 1:11:09 AM

Budget: $500

I currently have

AMD Athlon II X2 245
4GB DDR3 1333
Asrock M3A770DE
1TB hard Drive
No video card as i sold it upgrade memory and Hard Drive

Monitor Resolution 1280x1024

Wanting to Upgrade to 23" 1920x1080 monitor

Im doing this run games like crysis, crysis warhead, battlefield bad company 2, call of duty black ops, just cause 2

Any Sugestion


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January 26, 2011 1:21:32 AM

List the specs/manufacturer of your power supply.

-Wolf sends
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January 26, 2011 1:26:53 AM

6950 1GB has got to be in that upgrade, that'll run 250$.

Then I recommend maybe a Phenom 925, get it off Amazon or Newegg. That's 120$ off Amazon. (You can get it off my site in my siggy)

Then the rest for the monitor. So to recap.

250$+125$=375. Then get the monitor depending on price, if it's a bit overboard, then just get like a Propus for 100$ or get a Rana for 75$ (Though Rana to Regor has really no difference)
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January 26, 2011 1:32:48 AM

in can spend $50 more dollars if i have to
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January 26, 2011 1:38:35 AM

wilthe phenom II X4 925 bottleneck a 6950
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January 26, 2011 1:39:19 AM

Nope it will not.
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January 26, 2011 1:41:06 AM

h much performance will it see compare to athlon x4 630/hd 4870 1gb machine is say crysis
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January 26, 2011 1:43:02 AM

30fps more, it's a rough estimate
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January 26, 2011 1:50:14 AM

Ermm like joel 30fps, depending on settings
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January 26, 2011 1:50:25 AM

Best answer selected by brpeden82.
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January 26, 2011 1:54:46 AM

it was running about 45 fps on high on 1280x1024 in crysis
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January 26, 2011 1:56:32 AM

What does GL mean? and for the fps you won't notice over 35fps for most people and 50fps for extreme people
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January 26, 2011 3:16:54 AM

Oh yeah then it'll run just fine. The 4870 should run it like 40-50 FPS at that resolution. The 6950 would be for the 1920x1080 resolution.

GL = Good luck.
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January 26, 2011 10:18:40 PM

I was like what the h*ll does good-looking have to do with anything, I'm too much of an internet noob :( 
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