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Old 09-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my comp:

1. GA-P35-DS3R (rev. 1.0)
2. CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 4-4-4-12
3. CPU E6750 2.66Mhz 1300 FSB
4. XFX Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT 256MB
5. Samsung 22" LCD Monitor Syncmaster T220
6. 160MB HD Western Digital WD1600AAJS

I run Windows Vista Ulitimate x64.. I would like to run crysis on high mode but can not. My budget is pretty low. Would changing the video card be enough? If I have to save up some money I could wait, just need some ideas from you Crysis gamers.
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Yeah the video card is the biggest issue there. Your cpu should be okay i guess for gaming but if you have money left over from buying something like a 4850 then definitely invest $180 for a Wolfdale Dually or Q6600.
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Yeah the video card is the biggest issue there. Your cpu should be okay i guess for gaming but if you have money left over from buying something like a 4850 then definitely invest $180 for a Wolfdale Dually or Q6600.
My mb only has PCiex16 not the 2.0... Don't I have to upgrade my mb so its able to support 2.0 slot? I was thinking of sticking to a nvidia card also. What can i get for $300 and still run on high?
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What can i get for $300 and still run on high?
2 4850's.
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2 4850's.
To do that I would have to buy a new MB and that would kill the budget. Thank you
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my bad, i thought you posted a p45-ds3r. you can get a gtx 260 for about 250ish and it will work in any pcie16 slot, doesnt have to be 2.0
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Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260XPB GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$215 after the $30 MIR
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9800gx2 seems more suitable
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I say go for a 4870 u will be able to play crysis no prob on high settings oh but does your PSU have 2 pci-e to power the 4870?
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mmmm... like the 9800GX2 always wanted one of those. all though i have half of one right now.
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