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August 9, 2011 1:50:55 AM

Ok I believe I have the information needed for the gurus out there to lend some advice. I mainly am looking for something that will play rpgs (Warcraft and the like) including the stuff that will be coming out very soon which has my eye, including star wars: the old republic and Diablo 3. I realize it can be impossible to know what those will need before they have hit release, but assuming they fall in line with trends. Recently got the computer and here are the specs. I am admittedly out of my element, so if there is anything else needed please let me know.

Amd athlon 7750 dual-core 2.7ghz
3g RAM
Mobo- M3N78-EM
Believe the PSU is ~600
Current resolution 1920x1080 but I am not to picky on a specific resolution as long as it is relatively high.

As far as budget, I'd like to keep it under $150 in the next couple weeks. Thanks in advance for the help!

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a c 169 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 7:58:59 AM

HD 6790 is the best GPU you can buy under $150
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 8:09:02 AM

If under $150 after rebate is ok you should be looking at a GTX 460 or HD6850. The would be highly preferable to the HD6790 Maziar mentioned for 1080p.
Giving your CPU a nice OC for now and upgrading it when you can would be a very good idea BTW. Your motherboard supports all AM3 processors.
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August 9, 2011 2:47:30 PM

jyjjy said:
If under $150 after rebate is ok you should be looking at a GTX 460 or HD6850. The would be highly preferable to the HD6790 Maziar mentioned for 1080p.
Giving your CPU a nice OC for now and upgrading it when you can would be a very good idea BTW. Your motherboard supports all AM3 processors.


First off thanks to both of you for the replies. Is there any preference one way or the other for what I am wanting a card to do between those two? When I searched for each it seemed like there were several variations of each card, or am I wrong?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 3:46:52 PM

No you're right.Most manufactures make different models of a card.(Mostly are overclocked or have a modified cooler)
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 5:43:22 PM

I would go with the GTX 460 if you plan on overclocking(pretty easy to do) as they overclock a very large amount and performance scales very well on those cards when you do so. This would be a nice choice with very quiet and effective cooling;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you know you won't overclock and are interested in the free games included then you might want this HD6850 instead;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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August 9, 2011 7:36:43 PM

I like the GTX 460. The only question I have left, are these cards overkill for what I am shooting for or right in line?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 7:43:41 PM

For 1080p these cards are rather good but not great.
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August 9, 2011 11:24:41 PM

Best answer selected by jeric.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 11:26:31 PM

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