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Video Card for Crysis?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Munki, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Munki

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    What is a card that will run Crysis that is fairly cheap? I don't usually mess with Graphics cards so im stuck on this one guys.:confused:
     
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    Define "fairly cheap".
     
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    8800gt
     
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    3870 or 8800GT for around $100. Just make sure you get your new PSU first.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Yeah, you need to define cheap. An 8800GS, 8800GT, or HD3870.
     
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    Also need to define "run." An 8600gt will run Crysis, but it won't look that good (comparatively speaking). Resolution your on plays a factor, as does your pickiness for smoothness. My gts does very high at most for me comfortably at 1680x1050, but others may not tolerate it as it dips from time to time, and isn't over 30fps.
     
  7. KainXS

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    I think the "cheapest" gpu that will run crysis nicely would be a 8800GS(med-high) once you overclock them, they're going for like 70 dollars now at tigerdirect

    but an hd3850 can run it nicely too for about the same price . . . used

    but an 8800GT would prob be the "cheapest" to run it smoothly
     
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    in no way is the 3870 a crysis gaming card, i guess some people forgot the Nv bias the crytek engine had at that time?
    you need 8xxx series + 3870x2 + if you want your gameplay to be worth a damn.
     
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    This is even true with Warhead as well, however there are people out there playing Crysis with single 3870's just fine.
     
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    u can play it fine
    but nowhere near a comparable nvidia video card
    my dual 3870's barely match up to my brothers single 8800gt in crysis
     
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    Well the guy gave me a budget of $650 and $50 is my building fee, so ill try to squeeze in that 8800gt.:cool:
     
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    i played crysis a few months ago on a single overclocked hd3850 and it ran fine on medium@1280

    but an 8800 card would be best for that game on a budget
     
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    good deal on a 9800GT. its fairly cheap.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=72696

    if its not cheap enough a 9600GSO or 9600GT would do ok at modest resolutions and / or with some settings adjusted

    heck you can run crysis all day long on a lot of cards with some settings slammed to medium. but generally "high" settings takes a bit more umph
     
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    I haven't heard about a build so vibrant in a long time:D
     
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    sure, (2 of them!) lol jk.
     
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    haha thats a great case!

    and here is a great deal on an Antec psu if you are ordering soon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371011

    you can get the "combo deal" with the vid card if you order by midnight. pretty good deal :)
     
  18. KainXS

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    does his GF oc often, lol
     
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    man i gotta get me a GF like that :(

    nerdy tech girls ftw
     
  20. KainXS

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    i have searched, all taken where I live:ohwell::(:cry:


    i wouldn't trade mine for one now though(Lie)
     
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    If you are going to spend >$100 on a video card just for one $39.99 game, you're nuts! Buy a video card that does well on other stuff too - unless you only plan only playing games optimized for NV hardware.

    Edit: Oops... flame war coming.
     
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    well your's was set up wrong cause i did just as good as an 8800GT with a pair of 3850 256's

    2nd'ing the 8800GT for a budget
     
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    Leavng aside the color, the case looks good except for one thing - case doors suck. A real PITA Of course there are those that just turn their PCs on, use them, and never insert so much as a thumb drive.
     
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    ATI and Nvidia GPU's are very competitive. Lets not show off fanboy-ism.

    In the $100 range Nvidia takes the crown IMO. In the $150 ATi takes the crown IMO. $200-$250 is tied IMO. $320-$380 range is Nvidia IMO. The best offerings over that are ATi territory IMO with the 4870x2.

    Its all about what your budget is. $100 range and $150 range are the most important. Its mainstream IMO.

    This is all my opinion. I enjoy both companies offerings. ;)
     
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    do you know how to spray-paint?

    a pink thermaltake soprano would look really smexy and its not that expensive
     

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