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Ati HD 5770 with AMD Athlon II X4 640

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July 18, 2012 12:57:12 AM

hi there guys..I'm new to the community and also a nub when it comes to computers..I'm an online gamer and always want to play on multiple clients..i prefer low settings for optimum performance..I am playing a MMORPG and usually I play with at least 3 clients being opened at 800x600 resolution per client window..when I open up 4 clients, that's the time that i suffer a decrease in fps maybe because my gpu is weak or maybe my cpu is bottlenecking? idk..so I have considered on replacing my gpu with an ati hd 5770 (since i was suspecting that my gpu is the culprit)..any thoughts? or maybe suggestions that will optimized my system? budget for gpu is within the same price range of the 5770..

this is my current setup

asus m4n68t-m v2
amd athlon ii x4 640
4gb ram kingston
palit gt 210
600 watt psu
1333x768 max resolution (yeah i know its low)

thanks in advance..

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i would like suggestions on what video card will give the best performance for my setup..by best performance i would mean that budget wont be taken into account..i just want the best performance for my setup and never mind the budget..TIA!
a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:02:52 AM

Well that gt 210 is a really weak card; the video card should definitely be the first target for upgrade!
a c 189 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 2:44:19 AM

The GPU should be replaced, but playing with 4 clients open is going to take a toll on your RAM as well. What 600W do you have?

The 5770/6770 should be fine. But what is your power supply?
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July 18, 2012 3:21:13 AM

i could also upgrade my ram to max (8gb) if i find it still being slow like still having some problems with fps..i prefer the 5770 since the 6770 is just a rename of it right? and the psu that i have is just a generic one..i forgot the brand though..i'll try to post my psu later when i get home..im still in the office for now..so with the ati 5770 and a possible ram upgrade to 8gb, my system will be somewhat already optimized to performance? TIA!

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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 4:12:46 AM
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RAM would be a good place to upgrade as stated above. Also you should consider a 7750 as it just uses the power on the mobo and does not require a separate 6 pin supply. Performance should be similar if not better as it's drivers mature. Cheers.
July 19, 2012 1:33:21 AM

a 7750 is so out of my budget so i can't put that in my options..any other ideas that will maximize my system for the task that i want to do? thanks
a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2012 3:52:45 AM

You didn't even list a budget to begin with and said that budget wasn't an issue?

Confusing to say the least.

It's 89.99 on newegg after rebate. How much are you getting the 5770 for?
July 19, 2012 4:17:28 AM

ohh lol sorry about that..what i meant about it is that if budget is not an issue, what would be the best gpu that i can get without having bottlenecks..i can afford the 7770 but i just dont want to get a too much future proof gpu for now..us dollars is not my native currency but converting it to us dollars, the 5770 is worth like $90 in my country while the 7750/7770 is like $130-160..
July 29, 2012 9:10:25 PM

Best answer selected by icebuken.
July 29, 2012 9:47:26 PM

U should upgrade your ram to about 7-8Gb... And For the GPU you should take a look at the GTS 450 1Gb... Its a good card and it should easily fit into your budget...
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