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Need help finding a new graphics card


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#1 Jesselee

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:01 PM

I was told to start this topic too get help with finding a new graphics card, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic363392.html/page__gopid__2034758#entry2034758
If any other info is needed please let me know, also as far as price range goes cheaper is better. I need to be able to run games like (Wow, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty) and programs like photoshop and daz3d. Thanks in advance you guys at this site are awesome. :)

Vista 32Bit
3.0GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
1 TB harddrive
10GB harddrive for operating system and backup
My current crapped out graphics card is a nvidia geforce 8600 GT
It goes in a PCi Express x16 card connector
also have PCI Express x1 card connector slot
PCI Express x4 card connector slot
and 3* PCI card connector slots

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

Above $100?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:24 AM

The real question is, what is your budget and what kind of performance are you looking for? Remember, you must also take into account your power supply and case size.

HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 - For those games, I would get more than a 5770. However, this is going to perform far better than what you have now. This card requires a 450W power supply.

HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB - This is one of the newer cards on the market, it performs between the Radeon 5830 and the 5850. It requires a 500W power supply and is nine inches long, make sure you have the space for it.

SPARKLE SXX4601024D5UNM GeForce GTX 460 - The choices with Nvidia are fewer due to cost, this performs at about the same level or just slightly below the Radeon 6850. This card needs 450W.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:18 AM

Ok I just checked out my power supply its 375w so I need a 450 or 500w power supply? How much is a power supply? Thanks for the help.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:35 AM

Power supplies aren't that expensive. The games you play range from the low-end with WoW all the way up to higher-end games like CoD, so you can either save money and get a lower-end card and slower performance on the more intense games with decent WoW performance, or spend more and get good performance across the board. I assume you are using a standard off-the-shelf ATX case and nothing weird like BTX or slimline.

OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W - OCZ usually makes good power supplies, though, they have been having issues honoring rebates of late. They claim it has something to do with the rebate processor.

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W - Corsair is pretty good, though many in their Builder series of PSU's are having issues. This is not part of that series.

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W - Seasonic's are usually good units. Many other PSU makers rebrand Seasonic power supplies, and those too often get good reviews.

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S500 500W - PC Power makes premium power supplies, and they're very well made.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:42 AM

My case is a dell dimension 9200 its quite large lots of room so i dont think I will have a problem thanks for all the help and info bleepingcomputer rocks.




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