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#1 Apr 20 2011 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
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So I just bought this new computer and I'm wondering what I can add to it to play at full graphics or better graphics than what my computer is capable of now. Any suggestions? Money is not too much of an issue by would like to save if possible.

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Dual 1gb GDDR5 nvidia geforce GTX 460
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#2 Apr 20 2011 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
Wait until the next generation of cards from both manufacturers... Seriously. Your current rig should play near max settings with Ambient Occlusion turned off. SLI 590s would do it in a pinch but it wouldn't be anything worth the cost IMO. Crossfire of AMDs top board at the moment would be a similar situation, though cheaper.

The next gen of cards should be coming in the next few months, seriously... wait.
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#3 Apr 20 2011 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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And till you wait for next gen of cards, this game will be optimized (it will be months from now but it eventually happen).
#4 Apr 20 2011 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Kool gotcha but when they do come out do I just add it to my computer or replace the current video card
#5 Apr 20 2011 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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If yo don't want to wait for the next gen cards, but still want to upgrade, the 560 ti isn't a bad idea imo.
you can see how it stacks up with your current card Here

It's still i little pricey though.
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#6 Apr 21 2011 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
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I agree that you should wait for the next GPU generation. And maybe even for the one comming after that.
If they don't optimize the game to perfection you won't be able to run it at full settings, which, for me, is with activated Ambient Occlusion.

bboydastyck wrote:
Kool gotcha but when they do come out do I just add it to my computer or replace the current video card

Most likely you'll have to replace it except Nvidia can run SLI with different cards which they can't atm as far as I know.
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#7 Apr 21 2011 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
Teneleven wrote:
If yo don't want to wait for the next gen cards, but still want to upgrade, the 560 ti isn't a bad idea imo.
you can see how it stacks up with your current card


I wouldn't replace 2x 460 with 1 560, maybe 2x570 or 580... But seriously there's no point. Patience is key here.
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#8 Apr 30 2011 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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AO is bugged anyway, doesn't matter if you have the Nvidia Geforce 880 *** kicker edition its still gunna eat your Vmemory like a willowwomp.

Don't ask me what a willowwomp is....please.
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#9 Apr 30 2011 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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bboydastyck wrote:
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lol

For some stupid reason they sell the unlocked processors for CHEAPER than they sell the locked ones of the same model. $50 down the toilet.

I hope you updated the PSU from 525w to 875w if you're going to be running dual 460's on it.
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