Need Help With Pc

January 17, 2009 at 11:25:50
Specs: Windows Vista, 2gb DDR2
ok i was wondering i my machine would be capable of running crysis on high setings with a few upgrades heres what i have

Amd athlon dual core proccessor running at 3.1ghz

2gb DDr2 ram

Msi k9n6pgm2 motherboard

nvidia geforce 6600gt 512MB video card

just getting into pc gaming and looking to buy a new video card not sure what to buy or if it would be worth it or not suggestions would help alot

also probably gonna upgrade power supply as well when i upgrade video card


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#1
January 17, 2009 at 15:18:16
"also probably gonna upgrade power supply as well when i upgrade video card"

There aren't many cards that can run Crysis on high settings with good frame rates. I don't know what screen resolution you'd be using, but have a look at the following chart...the 6600GT is 2nd from the bottom:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/...

Between the chart & the article below, you should be able to come up with a card choice:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Then you'll have to come up with a PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#2
January 17, 2009 at 21:56:09
ty you for your help i think im gonna go with this video card

http://microcenter.com/single_produ...

and would this supply be sufficent enough

http://microcenter.com/single_produ...

also one more quick question what are the 4xAA and 8xAF


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#3
January 18, 2009 at 09:29:37
OK, but why would you go with MicroCenter when Newegg sells the PSU for $10 less & the exact same card for $50 less? Even so, why would you go with the XFX card when you can get an eVGA card for just $145 (after rebate)? And both the PSU & card ship for free.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Newegg: $70 PSU + $145 card + free shipping = $215

MicroCenter: $80 PSU + $220 card + $7 shipping = $307

You'd save $92 at newegg. Even more if you're not required to pay tax.


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#4
January 18, 2009 at 11:49:55
"... what are the 4xAA and 8xAF"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-a...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisot...

This stuff makes your graphics look better; part of playing a game on the higher settings. Problem is that you take a performance hit when using AA & AF. Example would be playing a game without AA/AF enabled at 30fps and then seeing the framerate drop to 23fps with AA/AF enabled.

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