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#52 Nov 23 2012 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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Could someone give me a hand with a benchmark/hardware issue while this discussion is here?

I had been waiting for the game to come out on PS3 because of how poorly my benchmark came out but I need to replace a failing video card and have been wondering if an upgrade would have any effect on my performance. The problem is I have zero hardware sense.

At the moment where I'm lacking is my cpu and the video card. I have an i3 where the games recommended is an i7 and my video card is just a gt430 where the game recommends a gtx460.

According to nvidia with the 300w power supply I have the best I could do is upgrade to a gt640 apparently without getting a new supply.

So I don't know if that video upgrade is enough or for that matter if I even get a new supply and a better card if it's the cpu that is still going to drag me down no matter what.
#53 Nov 23 2012 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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It makes the most sense to just keep waiting for PS3. The upgrades you'd need with the hardware you mentioned to get solid performance will cost more than a PS3 and the game should be coming out around or at the same time for both platforms.
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#54 Nov 23 2012 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks, I'd kinda figured as much.

In general though since I may still have to replace the card anyway would there be any recommended upgrades based on the supply I already have?

I know the card I have is fairly weak don't know enough about specifics to know if any replacement/upgrade I could handle would be worth the extra money.

Edited, Nov 23rd 2012 2:35pm by PlanckZero
#55 Nov 23 2012 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
Oh hey Braxis. I remember you from my XI days.

TBH, I'd probably bump up the PSU a bit. If for no other reason than future-proofing. Can get a decent 460w PSU on Newegg for under $40:

Might be able to get away with the gt640, but with them lowering the minimum requirements in ARR, no one knows definitively how much juice you're going to need.
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