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#1 Naf2pro


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

Hey guys i was hoping to get this game but i forgot my comp kind of sucks so i was looking at some graphics cards. I'm looking to spend about 100 bucks but i'm not tech savy so i was wondering if these 2 graphics card is ok for comp (to run gw2 of course) I'm only wanting one however but again im horrible with these kind of things so im not sure which is better :



Here are my specs (just incase you needed them) :

AMD Phenom™ 8400 Triple-Core Processor
2.1 GHz
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 32-bit
ATI Radeon HD 3450 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
263.4 GB free space
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#2 typographie


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

A Radeon HD 7750 is a pretty solid choice for an entry-level gaming card for low resolutions. Its cheap and has very low power demands, so its ideal to put into old systems with questionable or unknown power supplies. Both HIS and Sapphire are respectable aftermarket brands, among others.

Your first generation Phenom processor is going to drag your performance to a screeching halt in really crowded places regardless of your video card, though. But to replace that would require most of a new PC (processor, motherboard, RAM at the least). The new video card will at least get you past the game's minimum requirements.
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#3 Zerk2012


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

This one is better http://us.ncix.com/p...US&promoid=1033
7770 $100 Depending on your power supply.

Also this would be a good processor upgrade check your motherboard CPU suport list you might need a BIOS update.
Or cheaper but still better than you have.

Now if it was me and had $100 with that PC I would go this way. This would put you well over the min specs and be playable except large WVW and large events.
Check the motherboard and BIOS version see if it will suport this( or just list the exact motherboard and BIOS version and I'll look it up)

Edited by Zerk2012, 25 December 2012 - 07:21 PM.

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