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I had a gtx 260 at 1440x900 and it played crysis fine so how about a gts 250?
    
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Get him something cheap like a 9800gt. At his resolution and low cpu clock speed anything higher isn't going to help him.
    
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4890 for better performance. Lacks DX11, hotter and uses more power than the 5770.
Or if possible the 5830. It's between the 5770 and 5850.
It used to be priced horribly but it's fixed now.
I was still pretty disappointed with 5830, but that could be the 19x12 resolution

I say 4890 or 57** for future readyness, does it support xfire?

2x57** is sweet for future upgrade
    
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The board doesn't support crossfire/sli. He doesn't need dx11 this just for crysis. For resolution I not even sure if it's 1280x1050, now that I think about it he one of those old white projection monitors, so it might be a hecka low res. This is kind of a picture of his monitor (this is not the one, this is just what it looks like): http://ii.alatest.com/product/600x40...or-White-0.jpg
    
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I'm Kind of considering getting a 5750 which amd reccomends a 450w psu, but I when I caculated it with a psu calculator, it said the system needed to have a 357w psu. My question is if it will work with a 400w cosair evev though amd says 450w.
    
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post #16 of 21
A 5770 should do it as long as his CPU is not old as dirt.

Actually, I played Crysis just fine on a 4850 @ 1280x1024 most of the time on medium settings no AA with about 40-50 FPS.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 6/9/10 at 12:40am
 
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post #17 of 21
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A 5770 should do it as long as his CPU is not old as dirt.
^^ /agree

Also, since the motherboard doesn't support xfire, the 5770 is by far the best you can get for a good decent price. The 5750 is great as well but I would still go for 5770 for a single card configuration.
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I'm Kind of considering getting a 5750 which amd reccomends a 450w psu, but I when I caculated it with a psu calculator, it said the system needed to have a 357w psu. My question is if it will work with a 400w cosair evev though amd says 450w.
The $20 Corsair 400W should power that system fine. The E4500 has a 65W TDP and the HD5750 has a 86W TDP. I agree to go with the HD5750. My HD4850 handles Crysis decently at 1680x1050 so the faster HD5750 at 1280x1024 should do even better.
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He doesn't know anything about computers, he just likes to play crysis. The old rig is a Dell inspiron 530 with several fan holes cut in the side. It doesn't have x-fire. He wants this to be as cheap as possible he's tight on money. I figure that with rebates the total cost of the upgrade would be $175 which would include a corsair 400w psu, and an xfx 5750. My question is if there is something cheaper in the 4000/3000 series, or something from nvidia that would be cheaper than a 5750 but have the same perfromance.
    
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