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Old 07-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I mainly play MMOs, but I play games from other genres nearly as often. I don't expect to play on the ultra settings in every game though, I don't have a budget for that as of now.
My motherboard model is: MSI MS-7778 and my total power wattage is 300W. I suppose that's all you need to know?
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I also noticed something in the motherboard section of that site I linked you: ''*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.''
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Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently'' does this mean it's not possible to hybrid crossfire after all or is it just the 2x PCI crossfire option?
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Hen first released, hybrid wasn't possible a far as I can tell, but it was then asdded a couple months ago, but you may be dependant on a HP driver update.

Ugh 300W psu, won't get you much at all and not worth gaming.

The best card that'll go is a nvidia GT 520/620 as they run on 300W psus.

They'll you about $60 at newegg
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If I was to buy a new power supply, how much would be appropriate for mid range GPUs?
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You'd be looking at a minimum of $60-70 before rebates for a power supply.

Hmm, very intresting.... Acfcording to tom's, your cpu/gpu will play WoW at nearly the same fps as the standalone card....
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I think to get noticeable improvement, you're going to need to spend over $200, like you posted before and get a 560 card, or equivlant amd. Though toms shows 70's fps in WoW, and newegg has them for $135 Which isn't tgoo bad at all if WoW is the type of mmo you play.
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Hmm, very intresting.... Acfcording to tom's, your cpu/gpu will play WoW at nearly the same fps as the standalone card....
I thought you didn't trust Tom's benchmarks...
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I've never said I don't trust Tomshardware, and due to the amount of testing, I look at them alot.
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Or was that someone else... meh, charts are charts.
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Or was that someone else... meh, charts are charts.
That was me.

And he can get a GT440 the 512MB GDDR5 version and it should be an improvement.
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