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Old April 5, 2011, 07:09 AM
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enough said?

$130 will get you card that can run beautifully if you tweak some of the graphics settings (you really don't need to play max everything... the game barely looks any better). Heck, the GTX 460 768MB card is so cheap with MIRs, that you could splurge a bit if you wanted to... but you said cheapest, so find anything on par with the 550 Ti and get the cheapest (550 ti is about $130 atm). Everyone is making suggestions as if this is your main gaming computer.

I've played metro 2033 with an average of 45 ish fps and didn't notice any 'lag' (none of my other games will go below 60 fps if I don't crank up the AA). I'd say a minimum framerate of ~40 fps is a good place to have fluid gameplay and the 550 comes close to that at max WITH HBAO enabled.
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Old April 5, 2011, 07:40 AM
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enough said?
$130 will get you card that can run beautifully if you tweak some of the graphics settings (you really don't need to play max everything... the game barely looks any better). Heck, the GTX 460 768MB card is so cheap with MIRs, that you could splurge a bit if you wanted to... but you said cheapest, so find anything on par with the 550 Ti and get the cheapest (550 ti is about $130 atm). Everyone is making suggestions as if this is your main gaming computer.

I've played metro 2033 with an average of 45 ish fps and didn't notice any 'lag' (none of my other games will go below 60 fps if I don't crank up the AA). I'd say a minimum framerate of ~40 fps is a good place to have fluid gameplay and the 550 comes close to that at max WITH HBAO enabled.

Well said.

I look at the temp chart Dan link me ( it's why I ask him) frankly when I see the outrageous amount of heat my 480 and 580 produce....... this build will be in a small room, last week I bring my PC with a 480, and in 15 minutes the temp of the room rise 2 'C.

And yes itís an occasional gaming build, but letís come back with the AA, frankly I donít see difference with or without, what I suppose to see ?
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Old April 5, 2011, 10:41 AM
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I find the problem with AA is that (even at 1080p) 2x or 4x doesn't really get rid of aliasing in the majority of games I play... I usually need to have a minimum of 8x; there aren't many games that benefit from 2x at all.

Still, I have played games that look horrible without AA cranked up, but usually those games are very low graphics, so they have the headroom to crank up the AA.
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