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Looking for graphic card to play Crysis 3.

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February 9, 2013 4:16:39 PM

Hello everyone.

I would like to ask for some technical assistance regarding an upgrade on my hardware.
I own a desktop pc with these features:

OS: 7 64bit

PSU: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2685

Motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/43546/Intel-Core-i5-650-P...

Ram: http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-...

GPU: http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=212

And us you understand it's the time to move on a graphics card upgrade in order to play crysis 3 and blablabla!
I can't afford a card higher of 200 euros (170 GBP).

Thank you in advance.
a c 292 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 2:39:23 AM

If I calculate correctly, that is around $267 U.S. dollars. Almost any HD 7870 would fall in that price range and would be more than enough card to play Crysis 3 at high settings @ 1920x1080. The only problem would be your processor. It might present a small bottle neck to the card, but I'd go for it anyway.
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 3:41:55 AM

Get a gtx 660.
200 usd will save a bit of money and not be as bottlenecked by your CPU.
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February 12, 2013 10:38:43 AM

My psu can handle any of the these two?
February 12, 2013 10:40:41 AM

Yes your PSU can handle them.
a c 292 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:37:58 PM

CmGore said:
My psu can handle any of the these two?

The GTX 660 maxes out at around 140W (11.7A on the +12V rail)
The HD 7870 maxes out at around 175W (14.6A on the +12v rail)
Your processor can demand up to 73W (6.1A on the +12v rail)
Your CM PSU has 3 19A +12 rails capable of providing 408W. On paper, it looks fine. Run your system thru a PSU calculator just to be sure, because we don't know what other power hungry devices and peripherals you may have.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
February 14, 2013 9:29:42 AM

Thank you all for your answers! Especially you clutchc :) 
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