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Please help me with graphics card etc.


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#1 k_mercer

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:03 PM

im looking to buy a new computer, i would like it good enough spec to play games like GTA IV, if anyone knows of any then please let me know, all help is appreciated!

i have a few quires about graphics cards, please will you tell me which of these and which wont run what im after:

1. 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics
2. 1GB ATI Radeon HD4850 graphics
3. 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GT210
4. Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics
5. NVIDIA GeForce 9200 integrated graphics
6. 512MB ATI Radeon HD4350
7. NVIDIA GeForce 7100 integrated graphics
8. 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 graphics
9. NVIDIA GF6150 1407 MB
10.ATI RadHD4350 512 MB
11.Intel GMAX4500
12.GF G210

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:42 PM

I don't know the resolution you intend to play at.

GTA4 is a hog. Unlike many games it loves a fast quad core CPU, 4 gigs of memory recommended. Minimum videocard would be a 4870 or a 260 with 1 gig of video memory and even then you will still have slideshows (sub 30 fps) at times. Not really any cheap hardware shortcuts on this game to get consistently good frame rates.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:51 PM

1. 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics
2. 1GB ATI Radeon HD4850 graphics
3. 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GT210
4. Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics
5. NVIDIA GeForce 9200 integrated graphics
6. 512MB ATI Radeon HD4350
7. NVIDIA GeForce 7100 integrated graphics
8. 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 graphics
9. NVIDIA GF6150 1407 MB
10.ATI RadHD4350 512 MB
11.Intel GMAX4500
12.GF G210

To put it simply, none of the above will be able to play it well.

Get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16883227175
or if that's out of your budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16883229133

Edited by RainbowSix, 04 November 2009 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:25 AM

well does anybody know of any decent computers that will play it, iv got a budget of around £600

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:26 AM

This should be all you need.
http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/home/Deskt...s&cs=ukdhs1

I would suggest changing the OS to 64-bit.

Edited by RainbowSix, 05 November 2009 - 11:27 AM.

[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:17 PM

what about the graphics card?

intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Q8300 Processor (2.5GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English
MONITOR Dell IN2010N 20" Widescreen Consumer Flat Panel Monitor - Danish
HARD DRIVE 1TB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive
MEMORY 4096MB 1067 MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [4x1024]
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW (Read/Write DVD, CD)
GRAPHICS CARD 512MB ATI® Radeon™ 4850 Graphics card
SOUND SOFTWARE Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES 19-in-1 Media Card Reader

about £700

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:40 PM

The Radeon HD 4850 is a great card.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:03 PM

what about the rest of it?

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:23 PM

It should work just fine, but I don't know why it has Vista instead of Windows 7. Is that okay with you?
[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:14 AM

i would of preferred windows 7, i think ill keep looking for now, although thanx for your help and please, if you find more let me know, thanx

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:02 AM

would any of these run it?

1. * AMD Phenom X3 8550
* (2.2GHz, 2MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 2GB memory
* 320GB hard drive
* 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GT210
* DVD Rewriter
* 6x USB ports

2. * Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8300
* (2.50GHz, 4MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 4GB memory
* 640GB hard drive
* 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 graphics
* DVD Rewriter
* 8x USB and 1x FireWire port
* Media card reader
* VGA, DVI, HDMI and eSata connections

3. * Intel Core i7 920 processor
* (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 6GB memory
* 640GB hard drive
* 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics
* DVD Rewriter
* 8x USB ports


although 3. is abit more expensive.

they all come with a windows 7 upgrade offer.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:31 PM

Here is a better deal than all of them:
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?pa...;spec=gaming600
[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:40 PM

nice :D

thanx do you know of any more which come with monitors and are a little less?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:01 PM

Go here and choose these options

Processor (CPU) AMD ATHLON II X2 250 SOCKET AM3 (3.00GHz/2MB CACHE)
Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 DUAL-DDR2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY
Motherboard ASUS® M4N78-AM: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 250GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
2nd Hard Disk NONE
RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800GT PCI EXPRESS
2nd Graphics Card NONE
Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
Memory Card Reader NONE
Case STYLISH PIANO BLACK FUSION CASE + 2 FRONT USB
Power Supply & Case Cooling 450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£25)
Processor Cooling STANDARD CPU COOLER
Firewire & Video Editing NONE
TV Card NONE
Monitor 19 Inch Wide TFT Silver/Black 1440 x 900 5MS, D-Sub, DVI (£102)
2nd Monitor NONE
DVI Cable 1 x 2 Metre DVI Cable (£5)
Keyboard & Mouse Logitech® Internet 350 USB Keyboard (£9)
Mouse Black Logitech® Optical Wheel Mouse USB (£4)
Speakers LOGITECH S120 2.0 BLACK SPEAKER SYSTEM (£7)
Webcam NONE
Headsets (VOIP) NONE
Surge Protection NONE
Printer NONE
Anti-Virus NONE
Office Software NONE
External Hard Drive NONE
Home Installation NONE
Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1st Month Free Collect & Return
Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 15 working days
Quantity 1

All that comes to £597 after delivery assuming you also need a mouse, keyboard, and speakers. Don't expect to be able to play every game on maximum settings though. It should be able play every game well.

Edited by RainbowSix, 06 November 2009 - 04:10 PM.

[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:21 AM

nice thanx, and this will defo run most if not all games?




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