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Need help about Geforce GT 420

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May 12, 2011 12:17:44 AM

I'm going to buy a PC which include GeForce GT420, I wonder if this card can play every game smoothly like Crysis 2 and battlefield 3,which is coming this year.I like those action shooting games but I don't need extreme settings, high or very high is enough for me. This is its specs:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor 3.4GHz

with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz

Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit 2

Intel® H67 Express Chipset

8192MB DDR3 Dual-Channel Memory Packaging and Documentation

1.5TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product - variable RPM)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT420 Graphics

with 1GB of Discrete Video Memory

16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive

Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader

10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED™

High-Definition Audio, 5.1-channel Surround Sound Support


P/S: Thanks for advance. :D 

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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 12, 2011 12:40:03 AM

What resolution are you playing at? No matter what it is you need a better GPU than that to play BF3 on high settings. A GT420 is not a gaming card, its for like media stuff...
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May 12, 2011 1:02:36 AM

Helltech said:
What resolution are you playing at? No matter what it is you need a better GPU than that to play BF3 on high settings. A GT420 is not a gaming card, its for like media stuff...


Maybe i'm playing it in 1024x768, if that's not enough, can u suggest me some that help improving the performance.Because it is sold in package so I'm not sure that I can change the GPU. I searched them on FRys.It costs $900. :??: 
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 12, 2011 1:05:02 AM

You would be better off building your own computer and putting it together for that price. I just build my aunt a much better computer for less than that. Even if you are playing at 1024x768 I would recommend a better card than that.. thats a really low end card.
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May 12, 2011 1:38:37 AM

Helltech said:
You would be better off building your own computer and putting it together for that price. I just build my aunt a much better computer for less than that. Even if you are playing at 1024x768 I would recommend a better card than that.. thats a really low end card.


oh, i see. But I'm not good at building computer. Do you know where can I choose the hardware and have them builded for me? Can you suggest me another specs and how much do they cost in total?
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May 12, 2011 2:25:29 AM

Building computers is as easy as building Lego sets or Ikea furniture. If you want the best bang for your buck, build an i3 Sandy system and pair that with an AMD (5/6)770. That should more than cover your resolution.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 12, 2011 2:33:21 AM

Building a computer really isn't hard at all, its a lot less daunting of a task then it sounds.
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May 12, 2011 2:50:20 AM

Helltech said:
Building a computer really isn't hard at all, its a lot less daunting of a task then it sounds.


Yup, just gotta know which end is up. Should take you no more than 30 minutes for assembly and making sure that everything powers on plus an hour or two to let Win7 install + download drivers. If you have an old, broken PC you can use, try taking that apart first. Might give you an idea on how it works.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
May 12, 2011 3:36:50 AM

that computer gives you a way overkill cpu for general use and a GPU that is completely useless. Most PC places will put the stuff together for you if you pick the parts you want if your not sure how to do it for a modest fee.
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May 12, 2011 5:12:03 AM

oh, so i can go and choose the part and let them build for me, right? Can I do it at Frys.
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May 12, 2011 6:57:11 AM

Can u look at this, is this one better?

Intel core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz ( unlocked CPU for extreme overclocking) ( quad core)

Asus P8P67( Intel P67 Chipset)(New B3 revision) (Does not support SLI)

8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance series

HDD 1TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32Mb cache)

Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (include PhysX Technology)

High Performance cooler

Microsoft Window 7 Home Premium ( 64 bit edition)

Overclock the processor bettween 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 12, 2011 7:21:23 AM

That one makes a LOT more sense the the first. A CPU that isn't overkill, but overclockable and great for gaming, and a MUCH better GPU.

Regardless I can promise you can still build your own for cheaper.
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May 12, 2011 11:41:10 PM

oh, thanks. let me try to find these part first then build it.
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May 13, 2011 7:03:01 AM

I forgot. Is Overclocking good for PC?, I'm afraid it will produce more heat from the CPU and might damage my PC.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 10:47:49 AM

if your not quite sure on how to build a pc, you certainly should NOT look into overclocking. It is for advanced PC builders only. With the setup your looking at you should not need to overclock anything anyway. When the pc starts to feel slow in a few years you can look into overclocking and do lots of research first.
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