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Old 04-08-10, 07:14 AM   #1
iNVADER84
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Question 8800GTS 512 Replacement for Bad Company 2 smoothness

I've been out of PC gaming for a while and haven't really upgraded anything since my GFX card 2 years back to the 8800GTS 512.

My setup is older now -
  • Core 2 Duo E6600 (OC'd to 3.2GHz)
  • 4Gb PC2-6400 DDR2
  • 8800GTS 512
  • Asus P5B motherboard
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)

It's running things fine, MW2 runs at 1920 x 1080 on HIGH on my 23" Samsung TFT (not even a slideshow at its max res of 2048 x 1152) and my new favorite Bad Company 2 running at 1600 x 900 pretty well - it runs OK at 1920 x 1080 in BC2, but it was choppy enough for me to step down to 1600 x 900 - settings on HIGH.

This is where my predicament lies - I want to be able to play BC2 smoothly but I don't want to spend the earth as I'm supposed to be saving for a wedding.....

... the easiest option would be to ditch the broad and start a new life of gaming and one-handed websites, but I can't so I've got the budget to upgrade my CPU and motherboard or get a new graphics card.

I have around 200 ($300) to invest.

What do you think would be the best move?

Please let me know!
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