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#1 DanTheGamer11

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

I would say if the price isn't that big of a difference, get the 7870. It would be better to bottleneck now but still be able to carry it over to your next system when you do decide to upgrade.

 

Also, I have a Athlon 64 X2 6000 that you can have if you want it. Not that it would make that much of a difference but it would give you 600 more mhz.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

Hmm that's always a tough call. In Crysis and metro I am gonna guess your going to see some moderate to major slow downs. But I would say get the 7870 and upgrade later.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Depends on the budget, if you can afford the 7870 then I would go for it, the 7850 however is a solid card.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:42 PM

I'm not shure how,.. GeForce Boost and Hybrid SLI work. But your motherboard supports it,.. you could get a 3GB GTX660 for $219.99 on sale Newegg after MIR,

Something to think about. The HD7870 would also be a nice upgrade.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

I would say if the price isn't that big of a difference, get the 7870. It would be better to bottleneck now but still be able to carry it over to your next system when you do decide to upgrade.

 

Also, I have a Athlon 64 X2 6000 that you can have if you want it. Not that it would make that much of a difference but it would give you 600 more mhz.

I'm not sure if the motherboard would support it, but thanks for the offer man! 

 

Hmm that's always a tough call. In Crysis and metro I am gonna guess your going to see some moderate to major slow downs. But I would say get the 7870 and upgrade later.

Yeah I know sadly, I just want to know how much :(

 

Depends on the budget, if you can afford the 7870 then I would go for it, the 7850 however is a solid card.

Thanks for the suggestion :)

 

I'm not shure how,.. GeForce Boost and Hybrid SLI work. But your motherboard supports it,.. you could get a 3GB GTX660 for $219.99 on sale Newegg after MIR,

Something to think about. The HD7870 would also be a nice upgrade.

I don't think it would be a great boost ;) But a 7870 would be preferable

 

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:42 PM

IMO I don't think you would see too much of a bottle neck, you have 4 gb of memory and a not too bad dual core, so I'd go for the 7870 and as someone else said upgrade the cpu and mb later on.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:46 PM

It's hard to say exactly what your dual core rig will do in Crysis 3 running a HD7870 @ 1920X1080,.. I would guess at low settings min 20's max 40's range, useing less effects and lower textures will lower CPU usage,.. any dual core would be a bottleneck for C3, being it is a vary CPU-intensive game.

 

Edit :  your board supports the Athlon 64 X2 6000 chip.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

Most things are GPU hungry, so see if you get the results you want and if not... upgrade the motherboard/CPU/memory to something like an i3 or phenom II on the cheap maybe.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

I think your CPU will be a serious bottleneck while playing the game regardless any card you get (i.e. HD750 or HD7870).

Although most games are GPU hungry, but they are going to need the firepower in the CPU to work properly with the texture rendering.

And, amount of RAM doesn't really matter in this scenario.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

Change of plans, got a Cooler Master GX 650W instead of the 530W Thermaltake I planned on getting. Do you guys think games like Stalker and the first Crysis would be bottlenecksed much since they're pretty old? Been wanting to experience em in all their glory for a long time now :)

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:27 PM

Anybody know how to test a PSU without a pc? The CM PSU doesn't have a LED, and I know I made a thread about running a PSU without a PC before but I'm on mobile :(

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