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k tring to flash my BIOS right away hope it works
post #72 of 113
get whateva is in your price range and will be a nice upgrade for your system, eg 5770, gtx 460, gts450 etc. decisions decisions haha
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post #73 of 113
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post
k tring to flash my BIOS right away hope it works
Make sure you reset your BIOS to factory defaults BEFORE you flash. It'll help keep the flash process nice and easy, and less of a chance to brick the board.

EDIT:
Give us a price range and a good cheap place you can shop (preferrably with English text), and we'll get you sorted out.
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The 460 is an obvious choice, the gtx 560 Ti even more so. However the kid doen't earn and his budget is seriously limited.
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post #75 of 113
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The 460 is an obvious choice, the gtx 560 Ti even more so. However the kid doen't earn and his budget is seriously limited.
That's why I said give us a budget and a place to shop. Then we can argue and fight from there about what the best card is.
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post #76 of 113
just be careful trying to flash the bios though.
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post #77 of 113
5750's are quiet good for the price??
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post #78 of 113
Regarding Crysis 2:

When I upgraded from the E8400 @ 4.05GHz to the i5-2500K, I got an extremely noticeable boost in performance before upgrading my graphics card (even before overclocking the 2500K). I had a GTX 470. When I replaced the GTX 470 with the GTX 580, I got another noticeable boost!

I'm talking about Crysis 2 with patch v1.9 installed, DX11 enabled, everything maxed out all the way @ 1680 x 1050. When I say "maxed out all the way", I mean that there are no options in Crysis 2's in-game menu that have higher settings: all of them are all the way up.

So, I think that Crysis 2 is a bit like GTA4 in that it prefers quad core CPUs.
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post #79 of 113
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That's why I said give us a budget and a place to shop. Then we can argue and fight from there about what the best card is.
Yup . Let's just hope the kid gets the best for his buck.
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Regarding Crysis 2:

When I upgraded from the E8400 @ 4.05GHz to the i5-2500K, I got an extremely noticeable boost in performance before upgrading my graphics card (even before overclocking the 2500K). I had a GTX 470. When I replaced the GTX 470 with the GTX 580, I got another noticeable boost!

I'm talking about Crysis 2 with patch v1.9 installed, DX11 enabled, everything maxed out all the way @ 1680 x 1050. When I say "maxed out all the way", I mean that there are no options in Crysis 2's in-game menu that have higher settings: all of them are all the way up.

So, I think that Crysis 2 is a bit like GTA4 in that it prefers quad core CPUs.
I never played it on a dual core, so I honestly wouldn't know. (Shrugs) You could very easily be correct though. I haven't played it since the Beta.
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