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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
A 460 would be a complete waste of money IMO, get the 5770 or a gts450, spend the rest money upgrading cpu,ram,mobo.



Agreed


He needs a new cpu at first
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Edited by Forcewater - 11/5/13 at 2:08pm
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Forcewater View Post
After giving the issue some thought, it would probably be a good idea to upgrade the computer more drastically.

Here's the cheapest option so far:

Asus M4A78LT Mobo
AMD Athlon II X4 630
4GB DDR3
HD 5770

The only thing I'm unsure about is the Athlon - would it be powerful enough to handle some of the more recent games?
My dual-core with a lesser GPU handles GTA IV at medium settings just fine (admittedly at 1280x1024 but the difference between that and 1440x900 isn't THAT great)
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post #14 of 19
I'd say GTX 460, but I would look at the GTS 450; it's cheaper and more likely will be more then enough.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
My dual-core with a lesser GPU handles GTA IV at medium settings just fine (admittedly at 1280x1024 but the difference between that and 1440x900 isn't THAT great)


5770 is much better than ur card
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5770 is much better than ur card
I know.

And my card cost half the price of 5770 when I bought it. It does what I need it to do. No more, no less.
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post #17 of 19
The 450 would be plenty for him (although the 460 would have the horsepower to deal with anything once his cpu is updated)
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post #18 of 19
Instead of getting 4GB DDR2 667MHz, why not just get 2GB ddr2 800mhz? Im sure his board will support it and it would be faster for games
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Forcewater View Post
After giving the issue some thought, it would probably be a good idea to upgrade the computer more drastically.

Here's the cheapest option so far:

Asus M4A78LT Mobo
AMD Athlon II X4 630
4GB DDR3
HD 5770

The only thing I'm unsure about is the Athlon - would it be powerful enough to handle some of the more recent games?
The 630 is fine. Mine did everything I needed it too. GTAIV at highish settings. Crysis maxed. Did SuperPi 1M fairly quickly. I had it overclocked before all hell started breaking loose with my sister and the reset button....

Although, I was playing at 1024x768 at 1360x768 cause I'm brokzors :/
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