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Gfx card for GW2, Dota2,

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February 23, 2013 11:25:39 AM

Hello,

My rig is as follows :
AMD Phenom II 720 - 2.8ghz
Asus M4A78T-E Motherboard
4GB DDR3 RAM
350W PSU

Resolutions looking to play at:
1920x1080 primarily
but also willing to play at 1680x1050 if it helps to get a cheaper card.

I am looking for a card that can run
Guild Wars 2
Dota 2 and other MMOs

WITHOUT LAG (fps drop). I am sick of ****in lag. Please no more.

I am currently looking at Radeon 7850 and 7750. Will the 7850 1GB version be sufficient?

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February 23, 2013 11:51:02 AM

The 7850 should be plenty for both games.

What brand is your PSU? 350w could technically still run a 7850, but it's a bit on the edge so if it's an off-brand, I suggest not risking it.

EDIT: Both those games are pretty reliant on CPU power as well, so you may be limited on that side with that Phenom.
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February 23, 2013 12:53:49 PM

Gw2 is gonna kill your cpu. Gw2 is so cpu dependant that anything over a 7770 is not going to change anything. MMO's are generally hard on the cpu.

Suggestion if you can is to buy the 7850 and then later replace your cpu + mobo+ PSU.
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February 23, 2013 12:54:06 PM

I'd go with a 7770.
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February 24, 2013 4:05:32 AM

the phenom is a black edition. will it be a bottle neck even if i overclock it?? also i heard that i can try unlocking the 4th core of the cpu (its a 3 core now)
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February 24, 2013 4:29:08 AM

We can't really tell for sure exactly, you'll have to check and see for yourself.

And yes, you can enable the 4th core in the BIOS, but I read it's unstable after a certain clock speed. Best to check with Prime 95.
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