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August 13, 2009 1:15:39 AM

Hi, I need help with graphic card that could support this computer. my bugget is around $100. thank you. and the games that i'm looking forward to play is Aion, Champion online.

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* Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q8200
Features 4 processing cores, 1333MHz frontside bus, 4MB L2 cache and 2.33GHz processor speed per core.
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* 4GB DDR3 memory
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2009 2:15:56 AM

What resolution do you game at? I would recommend a 4850, but I'm not sure if your power supply is good enough.
August 13, 2009 5:23:37 AM

anonymousdude said:
What resolution do you game at? I would recommend a 4850, but I'm not sure if your power supply is good enough.




the monitor is like 20" widescreen can you recommend the resolution and about the power supply for the computer do i need to change it also? the computer is build by gateway.
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August 13, 2009 5:29:21 AM

20" monitor most likely 1650x1080 you need to find out your power supply rating...anything 500watt and above i would imagine you'd be ok.

Not sure how much they in $$$ but HD4850 is a good card.
August 13, 2009 5:56:20 AM

100$ = 4850
August 13, 2009 6:35:18 AM

smoggy12345 said:
20" monitor most likely 1650x1080 you need to find out your power supply rating...anything 500watt and above i would imagine you'd be ok.

Not sure how much they in $$$ but HD4850 is a good card.




The power supply is 220w and motherboard is intel G43 chipset +ICH10
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2009 8:27:52 AM

You will need a new power supply as I barely trust the power supply you have for powering your system.

Here's a good one for $50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for 4850 look for one with a good warranty like these 2 cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

if you want a slightly cheaper one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I personally prefer XFX over the other brands because of the warranty.
a c 175 U Graphics card
August 13, 2009 4:29:09 PM

Your PSU is the bare minimum to run that system. I'm not even sure you could safely add a HD4650 or HD4670, and they don't even need auxilliary power.
If your total budget is only $100, you'll need to wait. Do NOT buy a cheap PSU; you'll be risking your entire system. You'll want a quality 450W-500W unit. I would suggest Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, or Enermax. OCZ has some good models, but the one anonymousdude linked has not yet been competently reviewed, so I don't know about that one.
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2009 11:18:18 PM

OCZ and PC Power & Cooling have merged and though they are still separate brands. Recently OCZ power supplies have been getting better and more reliable. Whether this one is one of their good models is unknown, but for $40 it's better than most at the price point.
a c 175 U Graphics card
August 13, 2009 11:31:27 PM

The only thing I've read about it is that Sirtec is the OEM, and their reputation has not been good in the past. The fact that this one is 80+ certified bodes well (as it had to have survived being tested at 100% load), but I'd still like to see a review.
I will agree that there's not much worth buying for $40, although sometimes an Earthwatts is on special at that price, or the 370W or 400W PC Power & Cooling.
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