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Suitable Graphics Card For Battlefield 3 Medium-High Graphics

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January 23, 2013 4:59:47 PM

Okay as title suggest I'm looking for a new graphics card to run BF3 I'm currently using a ATI Radeon EAH5670 1GB, I have Intel Dual Core 3.0ghz..... P5Q Pro Mobo annnd 4gb RAM. I've hunted around and some cards are still £100 plus... I'd reallly love to try and get one between £50 - £80/£90 at most but if need be I will budge...

My 5670 series is okay during campaign but when heavily loaded the FPS drops down under the 20's. It roughly sit's from 25 - 40/45ish. My main reason is I love the Online, and I have recently bought guild wars 2. Some parts the FPS drops... quite a bit..

Extra Info::: Would pref, like to buy a graphics card that will last a few years before needing to upgrade... I'm not looking for top notch. Like I said Medium or even High would be ace on Battlefield 3. I've looked at some 5000 series but I don't want to dive in head first without a second opinion :)  *** ALSO*** Upon buying a new graphics card would I have to buy a new power brick ?
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January 23, 2013 5:01:27 PM

Assuming 1920x1080, a 77x0 fits the bill.
January 23, 2013 5:05:52 PM

Sorry my bad completely forgot R. 2048 x 1152 if any :L I just checked out the Nvidia GT 520 but I'm lost with this whole GDDR5 and DDR3 etc etc :( 
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January 23, 2013 5:07:09 PM

I agree with cookybiscuit, if you're on a real tight budget the HD 7750 would also suffice, or if you have some money spare, you could give yourself some gaming headroom with a HD 7850, that'd get BF3 really going nicely :) 

Regards,
Dan.
January 23, 2013 5:09:44 PM

...And with regards to your second question, you would not need a new PSU as the HD 7000 series are known for their good efficiency.
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January 23, 2013 5:11:15 PM

Get hd 7770.perfect for your needs.
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January 23, 2013 5:11:55 PM

whats ur full system specs and maximum budget?

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January 23, 2013 5:22:00 PM

The 7770 is fast enough for those settings and a good value.
January 23, 2013 5:57:15 PM

Okay cheers, atm I'm only running on a 165W PSU. So My question is (sorry for alll the really noob questions) if I bought say
http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/ACE-700Watt-Black-AT...
would this suffice... ?

As I noticed the http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Sapphire-1024MB-GDDR... requires 500w >.> Would this brick be ideal??? Also It says 64 bit operating system highly recommended... is this from a performance requirement or just a recommendation as titled ? I'm totally sorry for any questions you deem stupid! :(  This is my first custom comp ^^
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