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Remember guys that BC2 loves CPU power....
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post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Stick with Nvidia for this game, My ex-5970 ran like crap with BC2. The gtx465Ti is the best bang for the buck. Sell the 8800gt and save for that card. Its Great! IN sli they kick ass too.
Er.. what is a "GTX465ti" ?

Yes, Cyph3r, it does, but he already has an Athlon II x4. Not the best, but adequate. Also, he asked for a GPU, not a CPU.
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
My 5770 has no problems running BFBC2 at 1080p with x2 AA, and x8 AF. You can get a 5770/GTS 450 for a bit less than the 460 if budget is tight.

What resolution are you going to be playing at? If 1680 x 1050, then you'll be happy with the 5770, and absolutely thrilled with a GTX 460 768mb.

Edited. Scratch that. Maybe not on a "Blue storm 500w" - I know nothing about this unit at all, but a 5850 and a 460 are almost identical in terms of power usage.
I will be gaming at 1440/900. Right now I'm running everything on high, no AA with around 20-30FPS

My PSU is manufactured by Fortron Source (They were really popular in 2006/2007). They made the internals for most OCZ PSU's. Pretty good quality.

If I wasn't shipping out to basic training in May, I'd totally buy a new PSU and a more expensive video card. But I can't really justify the purchases with only a few months left, LOL.

I feel like a 5770 might not be a big enough upgrade. What about a GTS450? Or is a 500W enough for a 460?
    
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on that PSU I would go with a lower wattage card. That PSU Is known for bad efficiency takes a dive when it gets 2 hot. The 6850 should be ok.

Well Consider this your Rig draws around 200 watts & the 460 @ full load draws 280 watts right there is 480 watts. I doubt your PSU over the years is pushing what it used to push due to its age

A 6850 uses around 230 watts of Power @ full load
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/20/11 at 2:21pm
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post #15 of 36
How many amps can your PSU provide on the 12V rail? If you're worried that it might not provide enough, you can always get a Radeon HD 6850 for ~$180. It has lower power draw, but a bit less OCing capabilities. If you're looking at the ~$150 price range then yes, the GeForce GTX 460 768MB should be your best bet.

This one has great reviews and very good OCing capability:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127519
    
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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by fatalizer View Post
gtx460 is an awesome gpu, in "red side" the equivalent would be a 6870, now i dont know Us price but it is a bit better than nvidia.

if the PSU is good, ages arent a problem...
The 6870 is neck and neck with the GTX 470.

Try and find a used 5850 or a GTX 460
    
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post #18 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
If it can pull those amps, then the PSU should be fine for any single GPU including the GTX 480, the most power hungry GPU to date.
    
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I use a GTX 460 and I really like it. I overclocked it to 900MHz on the core and 2050MHz on the memory; I can push it more but then I start to get random crashes in some games. (I can actually run F@H rock stable at 950MHz.)
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That the catch IF but how old is it. is it 5 years old. A PSU degrades overtime so can it still deliver?
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