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January 3, 2013 6:27:41 PM

Hi, I have a stock HP p7-1235. It has 8gb DDR3 1600MHz, an AMD A8-5500 APU, 1tb HDD @ 7200MHz, an AMD Radeon HD 7560D Discrete Graphics, and a Diablotex PHD series 450 watt PSU. I'm looking for a card to run games a bit more challenging that WoW at max settings @ 1980x1080 at at LEAST 60 fps. Will my current PC bottleneck the graphics card I need? Is my cooling adequate? thanks

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January 3, 2013 6:58:36 PM

BTW, I'm also considering just buying a gaming console, probably the PS3. The only deal breaker is price.
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January 3, 2013 7:15:23 PM

So you are using the onboard from your APU? WoW isn't crazy on the graphic settings. 650Ti would do the trick for wow on max settings the only other thing I would suggest is a SSD. I'll show you what it does for loading things in game. This is when I played and I was able to hit max with flying colors hitting over 120 frames a second on a 560Ti at the time.



here is a list of 650Ti's this site will sort out cards by the cheapest price you can find for them.
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=118

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January 3, 2013 7:22:03 PM

Yes, I am. Would my system support the 650? I don't have the money to spend on a couple SSD's for games :p  I don't care about the load time, I just want a smooth performance. I can play it now, but at 30 fps standing still up to med settings :p 
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January 3, 2013 7:25:35 PM

Your system could handle a 650Ti (The Ti version is better I'd get that over the non Ti). You wouldn't have an issue maxing out the game.

By the way I used 1 SSD :p  not multiple unless you are a crazy mofo and you want SSD's in raid :) 
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January 3, 2013 7:27:10 PM

Also this if your power supply doesn't have the auxiliary pci express power connection use the adapter with your card you decide on :)  EVGA is a solid way to go I'd say mainly due to there warranty and customer service. You don't need anything super fancy with a 650Ti its not a 400-500 dollar card.
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January 3, 2013 7:30:51 PM

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January 3, 2013 7:33:50 PM

Thanks :D  I'll stick with PC gaming, then. Gotta find a good steam deal... Would the 650Ti handle Just Cause 2?
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January 3, 2013 7:43:21 PM

haha I got a wicked deal on games this little while. I bought Batman Arkham Asylum for 5 dollars Arkham city GOTY edition comes with all the DLC's on both games for 7 something dollars, I got civilization v for 12, and Kotor 2 for 2.50 :p  a 650Ti shatters the requirements for recommended settings in that game. (Just Cause 2)



Recommended:
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz or equivalen
Memory: 3GB system Memory
Hard Drive:
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series/ ATI Radeon HD 5750 series)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 10.1
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