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Best Card for 1600x900 Max-Out gaming ??

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July 10, 2011 9:51:11 PM

Currently I got:

Windows 7 64bit
LCD: Samsung 20" 1600x900 Max [by the way 1280x1024 is quite equal to 1600x900 right??]

CPU: Intel core2duo e8400 3.0Ghz
RAM: 4GB 800Mhz
HDD: 1000gb + 500gb
VGA: ATI 4670 512 MB (HIS IceQ)
PSU: 350Watts (400Watts max)

Though i am satisfied with it till now i have been playing a lot of games on 1600x900 Medium/Max settings:
Battlefield bad Company 2
Battlefield bad Company 2 Vietnam
Dawn of War 2 series
Company of Heroes series
Killing Floor
Counter Strike: Source
Day of Defeat: Source
Team Fortress 2

BUT now this game is giving me lag & frame drops:
World of Tanks

I'll be buying BattleField 3 when it arrives on Steam

So What ATI Card should i Buy to play Battlefield 3 at 1600x900 Max Settings??

My Requirements are:
Budget $140 maximum
My PSU is 400Watts (so i need a decent VGA Power Consuming card as well)
I want to play at max settings only on these resolutions 1280x1024, 1600x900, 1440x900

NOTE:
Will ATI 6770 work with my 350Watts PSU??


Waiting for your Responses.
Thanks in Advance.
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July 10, 2011 10:04:48 PM

5670 512mb:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It should be good enough, and it you have doubts, go with the 6670(its $30+)


Also, in case you didnt know, Battlefield 3 isn't going to be on Steam :( 

And if you want to go stronger, which might be harsher on your PSU I'd suggest a 6790.
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July 10, 2011 10:19:23 PM

NV460 GTX 768 or AMD6790 or NV460 SE or NV460 1GB or AMD6850
they should all game well on high very high at that resolution.
ATI 5830 are prettey cheap and would do well at that resolution

and to answer your question
1600x900 Max [by the way 1280x1024 is quite equal to 1600x900 right??

no it is is not

I did not note the PSU your choice is the 6850
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July 11, 2011 12:24:57 AM

DevilMind said:
Currently I got:

Windows 7 64bit
LCD: Samsung 20" 1600x900 Max [by the way 1280x1024 is quite equal to 1600x900 right??]



Do the math to figure out the total number of pixels. That will give you the answer.

A HD 6770 (it's really a re-branded HD 5770) on a 350w PSU is cutting it a bit close. While you may be able to run it, the PSU will be stressed an that can decrease the PSU lifespan. I generally recommend a 400w PSU for that.

Will it max out games? Yeah, it can, but you might disappointed by it's performance. See following review for benchmarks; 1650x1050 is the closest to your monitor's resolution.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_6790_IceQ_X_T...
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July 11, 2011 12:58:59 AM


@The Halo Don why would the OP buy a 5670 if he currently has a 4670? noonan

Not to mention that the 5670 will give you far from maxed out performance at that resolution, which is what the OP is desiring. The fact is that BFBC2 and certain other games will only run so good on a dual core, even though it is still a stong one, but with realistic expectations in mind i'd say go for a 6850 and purchase a new psu. The antec earthwatts 380w PSU will run that gpu and your rig just fine and it usually retails for around $40 bucks. You will be way better off with the earthwatts then a no name 350w psu. Toms HW uses the earthwatts psu in their 500 budget build with a 6850 and an oc'ed amd quad. Moreover you should def replace your no name 350w psu if you value your components and stability in the long run. In some games you would also benefit from further oc'ing your cpu, but again you need a new psu to do that imo.

So by purchasing the new psu and a 6850 your looking at around a $200 or less investment that will greatly improve imo your gaming rig and it will max 90% of games out at that resolution given your cpu

I would personally say to go no lower than a 6850/ gtx 460 level of gpu, really you are not too far off from 16X10 like jaguarskx said.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 2:09:49 AM

id suggest a 6850 or better. If you want enable AA to 4x to get rid of jaggies with high in game detail and you really need a 6870 or better.
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July 20, 2011 9:14:33 PM

The Halo Don said:
5670 512mb:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It should be good enough, and it you have doubts, go with the 6670(its $30+)


Also, in case you didnt know, Battlefield 3 isn't going to be on Steam :( 

And if you want to go stronger, which might be harsher on your PSU I'd suggest a 6790.


If its not coming on STEAM, then i wont buy it...
i got about 212 PC Games all of Them i only Bought Via STEAM...

Before Steam i only had bought 14 Retail Games in my whole life, On Steam i bought 212 Games with in 4 years.

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July 20, 2011 9:50:35 PM


Because in My Country Original Games are not available in Stores, only pirated are.
If u do want to buy Original Retail 4 year Old Game then it will Cost you around $70 (this is current price of Borderlanders without DLC retail) Right now.

So Digital only Fastest & Cheapest Way for Rest of the world who Don't live in USA & Europe.

And i don't want to create every new account for every new game service which comes out.
Steam also offers games dirt Cheap on Special offers every week.
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July 21, 2011 12:35:34 AM

Best answer selected by DevilMind.
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