Looking to get a new card...

Hello,
I am looking to get a new graphics card, some RAM, and an extra hard drive, so I have a couple questions about the card.

1. I'm pretty new to hardware, so I was wondering if it's possible for my card to not be compatible with my motherboard or anything else?

2. I was wondering what the best place to buy graphics card is?
2a. What would be the best card to get for under $200?
2b. Would I have to buy a certain type of RAM for it?

If I think of anymore, I will update.
Thanks for your help.
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  1. Grab this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=ati+hd+4850&x=0&y=0

    The ati hd4850 is the best bang for ur bucks nowadays. Believe me. U'll satisfied with it.
    Also what else ur computer specs? cpu? psu?
  2. NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE nForce 430
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ (2cpus), 2.8 GHz
    3GB RAM

    I'm not too sure where to find out about the power supply.
  3. Take al ook inside your case and find out the manufacturer and model/serial number
  4. I can't imagine you'd need more RAM for that, and switching to a dual channel 4GB setup isn't likely to improve much of anything.

    The 4850 is definitely the way to go, and newegg is great if you're in the USA.
  5. socomseal45 said:

    Yup. Got a problem there. Ur psu is too weak for hd4850.
    Take this cheap psu if ur in budget:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171018&Tpk=coolermaster%2b500w

    The psu should provide enough power to ur graphic card. More than enough actually.

    If u want cheaper, take a look at this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028&Tpk=coolermaster%2b460w

    Good luck!
  6. hello people i am sachin from india
    i have build a rig with amd 6000+, asus msn mx se mobo
    4 gb ram, can you tell me that which would be the best graphic card
    pls email me on sachin_murpana@suth.com
    Thanks in advance
  7. grizz86 said:
    Yup. Got a problem there. Ur psu is too weak for hd4850.
    Take this cheap psu if ur in budget:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171018&Tpk=coolermaster%2b500w

    The psu should provide enough power to ur graphic card. More than enough actually.

    If u want cheaper, take a look at this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028&Tpk=coolermaster%2b460w

    Good luck!


    Thanks. I'm definitely looking into the last one.
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