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#1 mdark1

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

Now that my other issue is being fixed...I need to do something about my graphics card, ATI Radeon HD 4250. It looks to me like it is integrated into the motherboard? I want something that will be able to play games like Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, LOTRO, maybe WOW, and look good (going for high in game graphics would be nice.) Want to stay under $100 if I can but willing to compromise, can another card be added for crossfire? Here are specs on my desktop:

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Biostar A880G+
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OCZ Obsidian 4GB DDR3
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ATI Radeon HD 4250
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Realtek ALC662
Power Supply:
Sentey BCP450W
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

For $100 or less you can get this card which i own myself. This card is crossfire compatible.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:07 PM

Do you think that will fit into the system? In the second picture to the left of the red square thingy (lol) is the PCI-e slot. I'm not sure if the card with fan will fit.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

Yes it will fit because the fan will be facing the other way.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:45 PM

the pictures arnt loading real well on my system, perhaps try hosting them from a site like photobucket? and no, the card killer recomended will not work, you have a slim line case you need a slim line card such as this. This offers roughly the same performance as killers card, but will work in your case.

Edited by the_patriot11, 13 March 2011 - 08:49 PM.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:54 PM

Bonkers! Thank you for correcting me Patriot and sorry mdark1 for my silly mistake.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:09 PM

Anyway to get a low-profile card that is 1GB? and np killer :)

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

You could get this which is low profile and 1GB.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

well, as far as a 1 gig card goes, this card is a slightly lower end GPU but does have a gig of video memory. For 1 gig ATI cards. For NVIDIA this is likely your best option for cards with 1 gig of video ram.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:18 PM

well, as far as a 1 gig card goes, this card is a slightly lower end GPU but does have a gig of video memory. For 1 gig ATI cards. For NVIDIA this is likely your best option for cards with 1 gig of video ram.

You seem to find really good graphics card compared to me which i try to use the search options to narrow down the specifications.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

Mostly just experience, I do a lot of custom building for customers, I know what I want and how to find them on newegg-their my primary parts supplier. Youll get it figured out.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:23 PM

I usually find the parts really quick through my local computer shop website. I really can't buy anything from NewEgg unless i use the service PriceUSA.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:02 PM

So I ordered this card and will try it out once it comes in. I may need help with the whole crossfire idea but thanks for this suggestion!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:17 PM

To CrossFire you need a bridge which connects the two cards together.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:32 PM

And if the other card is integrated into the MB?




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