Graphics Card

Hey guys I'm pretty new to the hardware scene, and I need some help choosing out a new graphic's card.

So basically here are my specs (Not sure if this is what you guys need) :



If you guys need any more information, please tell me. I'll try my hard to figure it out.

So anyways now that you have my specs, I'm planning on getting a new graphics card. But i'm not sure which one

Could anyone help me choose a good graphics card for gaming that will be compatible with my computer?

I'm looking for something around $ 100 - $ 130

Thanks a lot, I appreciate any type of help.
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  1. What is your power supply?
  2. I would say a 9800gt 512mb along with a Corsair 400cx power supply.

    Corsair PSU $38 with rebate and promo code, free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    9800gt $99 after rebate, free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127406

    So $138 after rebates...but of course your P4 will bottleneck them.

    Or for $75 the ATi 4830
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131129
  3. I just found out that my power supply is 460 w. So would I need to get a new PSU?
  4. Noya said:
    I would say a 9800gt 512mb along with a Corsair 400cx power supply.

    Corsair PSU $38 with rebate and promo code, free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    9800gt $99 after rebate, free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127406

    So $138 after rebates...but of course your P4 will bottleneck them.

    Or for $75 the ATi 4830
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131129


    He's got an older Dell, which might mean it uses a proprietary power supply. Which means he'd have to look at one of the PC Power & Cooling Dell-compatible models. I don't know if there's any way to check besides just testing it. Plus, is a Pentium 4 going to be fast enough to really utilize a 9800GT? A 4670 or so might be a little better for that computer at this point.
  5. chedrz, are you saying it's around the time to be getting a new computer? I wouldn't be too upset if you were to tell me that
  6. I would say it's time for a new computer if you're using it primarily for gaming. But with a 460w power supply you should be able to run a new card without a problem. The 9800GT is killer but as mentioned by another, your proc will bottleneck performance.
  7. phaseout said:
    chedrz, are you saying it's around the time to be getting a new computer? I wouldn't be too upset if you were to tell me that


    That is completely up to you. If you believe you'll be able to play the games that you want to play at the visual levels you want to play them at, then there's no reason to get a new computer. With that being said, a Pentium 4-based computer is getting a bit long in the tooth at this point for some newer shooters and rpg's, but not for something like WoW or maybe a less graphically-and cpu-intensive game.
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