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June 22, 2009 8:43:24 AM

Hi guys please suggest a graphic card that i need to buy below $ 175. My lcd supports at rec resolution of 1650x1080 (HD one).. so ill play games at that level only.

i have shortlisted some cards please suggest which model and of which brand should i go for.

ATI 4850 or Nvidia 250 GTS

Available Manufacturers : EVGA, XFX, BFG Tech, MSI,

please suggest which card should i go for another thing is that my power supply is 450 so i cant go for a card that needs 500 or more power.


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a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 9:41:25 AM

Get the 4850 1GB or GTS 250 1GB, which ever is cheaper...
And any of the above manufacturers would do...see to that they give atleast 3yrs warranty...
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 11:47:24 AM

Yup, both the 4850 and GTS 250/9800GTX+ perform nearly the same.
Get which ever card you can locate the cheapest, any of those manufacturers are fine.
Do not worry to much about getting a full 1Gb of RAM.
At your resolution you will have little real world use for the extra 512Mb.
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June 23, 2009 5:00:58 AM

Thanks for the replies guys!

Ill go for a 250 GTS at 512 mb..

Now one thing XFX and other manufacturers have certain overclocked editions are they worth the extra money or should i stick to stock speed of GPU at 738 mhz..

Any more suggestions from anyone would be appreciated.

a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2009 6:38:51 AM

I have an XFX GTS 250 with the stock speed. It can overclock to 800. Get the XFX for the lifetime warranty.
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2009 7:01:35 AM

Unless you can get the overclocked version for just a few $ more, get the standard version.
You can nearly always match/exceed the factory overclocks yourself with little/no effort.
June 23, 2009 9:30:45 AM

thanks outlaw and hundredisland..

Ill stick to XFX 250gts Core edition..