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December 28, 2012 4:45:46 PM

Hi, i have just bought a i3-3220 along with a Gigabyte H77 motherboard. Is this a decent combination??? Also i want to buy a DX 11 compatible Graphics card good enough to play Crysis 3.

plz advice

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December 28, 2012 4:51:14 PM

I'd say yes. I would list a budget for the graphics card.
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December 28, 2012 5:07:43 PM

your psu and monitor resolution?
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December 28, 2012 5:30:34 PM

PSU is 450watts.. i dont mind upgrading it. Monitor is LED samsung 19inch. resolution is 1366x768

on the budget around $160 - $200
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December 28, 2012 5:46:53 PM

I'd suggest getting a 7770ghz edition or 650ti for your resolution..spending more than that is pointless..
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December 29, 2012 2:19:29 AM

Get a 7770, good value for price. They said that Crysis 3 will melt computer so......... :p 
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December 29, 2012 3:22:24 AM

hahaha... any idea will this support windows 8.

also just checked on sapphire 7770 cards. They have 3 models - which one of the below are you referring to

1. HD 7770GHz edition OC 1GB GDDR5 (500 Watt Power Supply is required. 600WattPower Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System)

2. HD 7770GHz edition 1GB GDDR5 (400 Watt Power Supply is required. 500WattPower Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System)

3. FLEX HD 7770GHz edition 1GB GDDR5 (450 Watt Power Supply is required)

in case of 1 & 2..do i need to get another / change my PSU.

My mobo is GA-H77M-D3H.

and lastly i guess the graphics card & motherboard/processor are compatible.
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December 29, 2012 8:05:19 AM

Yes they are compatible..what is your psu make & model?
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December 29, 2012 8:56:29 AM

Crysis 3 will be pushing the limits, but as long as you are on low res then a 7770 is a great choice. AMD is very underestimated in the graphics world and most of there cards come at great prices. Nix327's suggestions are spot on
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December 29, 2012 9:07:14 AM

The 7770 gives decent fps for most games at 1920*1080 at low to medium settings..so i believe it can do much more than low settings at 1366*768. the 7770ghz edition performs better and the ones i suggested can also be oveclocked..here is a benchmark for the 7770.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536
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December 29, 2012 9:14:14 AM

Well i underestimated this card. well he should be fine then on that res it's just it will never look as good as when played on 1920x1080 lol
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December 29, 2012 10:36:39 AM

@Nix327 Not sure of the make of PSU - it came along with the cabinet.

I was also a little tight on the budget else i would have gone for i5 & a bigger screen which has 1920x1080.

Guys Your suggestions are helpful. I will go with 7770GHz edition - msi or sapphire depending on the price.

one last thing; can i add another PSU internally / externally ?? (as my current PSU is 450w)
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December 29, 2012 11:39:33 AM

You can try your old ps if it's a decent brand, such as antec, ocz, or corsair. Look for about 30 amps on a single 12v rail.
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December 29, 2012 12:53:43 PM

^+1
PSUs that come with a case a generally not of good quality and can possibly damage your components..if you can afford it get a new psu like xfx 450 or corsair cx 500.

edit: where are you located?
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December 29, 2012 4:15:31 PM

I am from India. Typically I have never focused much on the PSU, but given the new graphics card I wanted to double check.

I have already bought the PSU mentioned earlier and am not sure if i can get that replaced.. can i add another PSU with smaller capacity


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December 29, 2012 5:13:19 PM

There is no case currently available that will permit you to add a second PSU.
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December 29, 2012 5:43:53 PM

In india parts cost more than they do in US..200$ is like Rs 10,000..and a 7770ghz edition is already pushing your budget..its better for you to get a normal 7770 and a corsair cx 430..parts are cheaper when you get them from retail stores..

this ones got a nice factory oc
http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-amd-ati-gv-r777oc-1gd-...

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-430cxv2uk-430-wat...

total will be around 10,000..but if you can afford to spend a little more then i would get either of these psus.

http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-eco-500-watts-psu/p/it...

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-500cxv2uk-500-wat...

edit: make sure that the case supports the form factor of these psus..i'm from india too..building a good gaming rig will burn a hole in the pocket here.. :( 
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December 30, 2012 12:40:44 PM

True that.

Correct me if i am wrong, but I think there is not much of a performance difference b/w GHz edition or normal 7770 ? In that case i will go for the normal 7770. If a 7750 works for Crysis 3 may be i will then go for that to stay in budget as i am going to play the same in 1366x768.

One more question, i3-3220, Gigabyte H77M-D3H, Gigabyte 7770, RAM 4GBx1 - this combination will be supported by a 450W PSU ?

From ur suggestions I can see the importance of a good PSU. Let me check with the retailer if he will replace the current PSU (it came with the intex - mini ATX- cabinet).
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