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#1 Sep 27 2010 at 7:39 PM Rating: Default
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I have an HP p6510y with a HD 4200
HP - Pavilion Desktop / AMD Athlon™ II Processor / 4GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+/+AMD+Athlon%26%23153%3B+II+Processor+/+4GB+Memory+/+750GB+Hard+Drive/9964106.p?id=1218202473164&skuId=9964106&st=p65010y&cp=1&lp=1

And I bought this:

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

I am currently getting 5 FPS so basically the game is not playable, will this give me good FPS?
Thanks for your help guys.

#2 Sep 27 2010 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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The 4200 was a pretty low end card when it came out, so yeah that's a considerable upgrade.
The 5770 is extremely power efficient. You can probably run one on a 450-500 watt PSU.
#3 Sep 27 2010 at 9:18 PM Rating: Default
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Awesome, thanks.
#4 Sep 27 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I would actually say that setup is perfect. I'm using a Sigma Monster 650W PSU with an AMD Phenom X4 9650 Agena OC'd to 2.7GHz, Radeon HD 5770 Juniper XT 1GB, 4GB G. Skill DDR2 1066, 500MB 7200RPM WD Caviar HDD, GA-MA770-UD3 Gigabyte motherboard and I definitely would not want a smaller PSU. Keep in mind that over time PSU's can lose some of their initial wattage rating. Also if you ever decide you want to add more to your PC or build another one and use another PSU 450-500W probably won't cut it anymore.
#5 Sep 27 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Why bother asking after making the purchase?
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#6 Sep 27 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
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Dont buy an XFX card, heard bad things about them. Asus makes good ATI cards for one of the many others.
#7 Sep 27 2010 at 9:56 PM Rating: Default
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I can always return the items if I made a bad purchase.
#8 Sep 27 2010 at 9:59 PM Rating: Good
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Dont buy an XFX card, heard bad things about them. Asus makes good ATI cards for one of the many others.


I actually have a XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850, and it's working just fine.

Just my two cents.
#9 Sep 27 2010 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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spiniCA wrote:
I can always return the items if I made a bad purchase.
Wouldn't the smarter idea be to ask if it's a good buy BEFORE purchasing, though? Then if it's not, you can just not buy it, rather than go through the returns process wasting a couple weeks getting your money back.
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#10 Sep 27 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Friar Fishraper wrote:
Dont buy an XFX card, heard bad things about them. Asus makes good ATI cards for one of the many others.


I have this exact card. The XFX Radeon HD 5770 Juniper XT Edition 1GB. It works great, I did have problems with the drivers from the XFX site though. IMO though you should always use drivers straight from the AMD site.
#11 Sep 27 2010 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
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Ya I messed up. But before I install I wanted to make sure the game would run ok.
#12 Sep 27 2010 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
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Thanks guys, I can't wait for my sruff to come in, probably Thursday.
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