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my friend is a big time pot head and drinker and his computer is old single core p4 with ht. whats the best graphics card for his computer he has a pci express slot and a 400 watt psu. im sure he cant run anything to good cause of his cpu bottlenecking him help!
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What is the CPU speed?
What is the board?
What does he play?
Budget?
At a guess a 4770 or a 5750 maybe a 4850 If budget is the issue a 5550.
Depends on his monitor resolution
But if he is wanting more I would say new CPU, Mobo, RAM, PSU and GPU.
More details please.
Edited by Doom - 2/24/11 at 10:43pm
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A 5670 will do.
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he has a old ass sony vaio he plays rohan blood fued and its capped at 20fps but i want to be able to play games that dont suck with him. lets say budget -100 and i dont know the board..

model number is http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGCRB30
and hes using 2gbs of ram
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post #5 of 6
As I said, the AMD 5670 is an excellent choice. If you wanna go lower, the 4650 and 4670 is always there.
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post #6 of 6
yeah, agree with 5670
lower power consumption and cheaper price now.
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