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March 9, 2012 11:44:28 PM

Hi I currently own an ASUS G1-P7P55E with an i5-650 and with no graphics card. I am wondering whether I should upgrade the motherboard and processor to LGA 1155 or spend the money on getting a GTX560 Twin Frozr? I want to play upcoming games like diablo 3 but I still require the PC to be fast at interent etc. Basically I am asking should I upgrade now or should I add a graphics card?

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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:26:26 AM

Wait two weeks and buy a Radeon 7850

[ after checking your mb actually has a pci-e x 16 slot ]
March 10, 2012 1:16:09 AM

get a 7870, and then when youve got the money. buyan asrock z68 extreme3 'n' a i5 2500k
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a c 336 U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:26:11 AM

Go for the graphics card for now if you want to improve your frame rate in games. As long as you have an adequate processor, faster frame rate is mainly about the graphics card...
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:35:14 AM

Go for a graphics card. Diablo 3 beta isn't that graphically intense, it runs okay with low settings 1680x1050 with a AMD 4050e @ 2.4ghz and nvidia 8600 GTS.
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:37:07 AM

Pick the GPU like those above said because it the Graphics card will also help with browsing the internet as most browsers are GPU accelerated especially considering you are using the i5's built in graphics right now. Just make sure your PSU is powerful enough to drive a 560Ti or HD7850 (the 7850 has a lower power requirement than the 560Ti)
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:44:59 AM

Yap get graphic card within 2-3 weeks. Your CPU is fine.
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:46:18 AM

lycros said:
Go for a graphics card. Diablo 3 beta isn't that graphically intense, it runs okay with low settings 1680x1050 with a AMD 4050e @ 2.4ghz and nvidia 8600 GTS.

seriously you play games at low and you are satisfied? You are missing out big time!
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:53:00 AM

If I need to yes. My main system is an i5-2500k with an HD 6870 and that can play diablo 3 on its highest settings available 1080p.

Games aren't about graphics in my opinions, it's about gameplay, and it doesn't matter how pretty the game looks if it sucks.

In some instances lowering the graphics makes the game more enjoyable or playable. Like, I do not like how depth of field looks so I turn it off if I can. Some graphics with WAY too many particle effects can distract me from the game so I lower that if I need to as well.
a c 336 U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 2:02:40 AM

^ to each his own...
March 10, 2012 2:22:54 AM

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Games aren't about graphics in my opinions, it's about gameplay, and it doesn't matter how pretty the game looks if it sucks.

Couldn't say better.
March 10, 2012 10:51:53 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Wait two weeks and buy a Radeon 7850

[ after checking your mb actually has a pci-e x 16 slot ]


Thank you for the answers everyone, does anyone have a rough idea how much the 7850 will be when it comes out?

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 11:41:57 AM

around $250
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