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Looking to upgrade gpu, possible more. advice


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#1 greenleaf21

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

I have the hp p6654y
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor, 2800Mhz
4GB DDR3 Memory
750GB Hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 4200

I would like to be able to play newer games at least on standard settings, such as final fantasy 14.
Let me know if more info is needed.
thanks for the help!

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:16 PM

You will need to budget in a new power supply as well if the 250 watt specs are accurate.

What is your total budget for a new video card/GPU and power supply?

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

hmmm.. in the range of $200-$250 would be nice

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:30 PM

then i would get:

psu $89.99 (also $10 rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 corsair 650w

gpu 129.99 (also $15 rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873 hd radeon 5770

total: 219.98
both items r free shipping
$25 in rebates

if u want to spend a little more:

gpu 189.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327&cm_re=5830-_-14-161-327-_-Product hd radeon 5830 $279.98 total

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

Final Fantasy XIV really stresses the video card, it will run on a Radeon 5770 but it will not run well. I have that game (Besaid server) and a Radeon 5850 will easily handle it. Stay away from the 5830 if you can, it is already outperformed by the equally-priced Radeon 6850. Go with Blaze's PSU suggestion paired with the HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB graphics card for best results. The 6850 is about an inch longer than the 5770 and much shorter than the 5830 so it should more easily fit your case, anyway.

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