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April 20, 2009 10:26:34 PM

Got a question:

Im building a gaming PC and I'm planning to get a 4850 or GTX250 GPU. Question is are those GPUs too much for the relatively small monitor that I have? Will I be better off getting a 4830 or similar GPU so instead?

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April 20, 2009 10:32:13 PM

Why not buy a new monitor? what is your budget and other parts you have so far?

The resolution is important as well...why does no one post there resolutions :pfff: 
April 20, 2009 10:37:46 PM

for the difference in price between them i'd just opt for the 4850.
same on the nvidia side. a gts250 isnt that much more expensive than a 9600gso

worst case senario you get to turn on a few more options in the game.
if its just for video playback then go for the cheaper card.
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April 20, 2009 10:44:00 PM

Ignatowski said:
for the difference in price between them i'd just opt for the 4850.
same on the nvidia side. a gts250 isnt that much more expensive than a 9600gso

worst case senario you get to turn on a few more options in the game.
if its just for video playback then go for the cheaper card.

"Im building a gaming PC"

:sarcastic: 

He still should post his resolution as there will most likely be better cost vs performance options....or if his budget supports it he should opt to get a nice new 22" monitor....
April 20, 2009 11:02:42 PM

rewindlabs said:
"Im building a gaming PC"

:sarcastic: 



arg sometimes i wonder about my reading comprehension and short term memory skills.]

theres not really much better in the price/performance than the gts250 and gtx260-216 on the nvidia side. sure you can shave the price but performance dropoff is pretty sharp.
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April 20, 2009 11:17:19 PM

Get a better monitor. Really. Start at 22" and don't go lower, then build a system around that.
April 21, 2009 5:13:35 PM

Thanks for the replies. The reason i'm using a 17" monitor is due to really tight budget restraints (we are in a recession after all). I bought it less than a year ago becuse my old monitor died. I haven't even fully paid for it yet. As for the resolutions, I'm planning to play games like Fallout 3, World in conflict, Mass Effect at 1280x1024 at the very least.
April 22, 2009 2:57:17 AM

If you want 4x or more anti-aliasing go with the gts 250 but at that resolution you could easily get away with the 9600 gt or 4830. Btw i just saw the 9600 gt for $50 at Fry's if money is your concern. The gts 250 will future proof your rig for a year or two if you don't upgrade your monitor, but I doubt you're going to keep that 17" more than a year or so.
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April 22, 2009 4:32:38 AM

jennyh said:
Get a better monitor. Really. Start at 22" and don't go lower, then build a system around that.


then send the bill to Jennyh and all the other idiots who posted here thinking money grows on trees.
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April 22, 2009 4:33:57 AM

rrr1431 said:
Got a question:

Im building a gaming PC and I'm planning to get a 4850 or GTX250 GPU. Question is are those GPUs too much for the relatively small monitor that I have? Will I be better off getting a 4830 or similar GPU so instead?


4830 is more then enough for a 17", frankly a 9600GT is more then enough for it.
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April 22, 2009 4:35:21 AM

If you want to play Crysis nearly maxed out at 1280x1024, get a 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 or 4850. This will also max out any other game besides Crysis.

Get the GTX260 or 4870 for Crysis @ Ultra High at that resolution.

April 22, 2009 6:49:56 AM

Hd 4850 512 mb is enough for that resolution.
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