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Old 02-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well for $100 you won't be able to play all games in high, but a 4850 should do you fine:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$99+1.99 shipping.

If you want 4670 performance but with DX11 then you could pick up the 5670 but personally I would grab a 4850 instead.

A PSU to consider: Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Maybe someone else has a cheaper solution for the PSU.

edit: Also, get the ASUS board that joel showed you instead of that Intel one.
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the board he showed me was the one i already had any PSU is fine as long as it works so ill leave that up in the air for more suggestions.

so i guess now the only thing i really need is a graphics card. what should i be looking for in the specs? like whats the most important?

memory size?
Memory interface?
i dont even know what the stream processors are.

can someone explain what to look for or point to an adequete guide that explains it?
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The 4850 I showed you would do great. The PSU I showed you did also, but open to more suggestions if you are looking to go less expensive on it or both. If not, looks like you are good to go.
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maybe im just worrying about nothing but what makes the 4850 better than the 4670?

im getting the graphics card last so i should have money for either one by the time i have to order one.

im just starting the computer building thing and am trying to learn what specs are the most important and all that so i appreciate the help
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