Best GPU for my CPU?

hey guys! i want to ask you guys one question.

my 7800gt oc broke like 2days ago, so i need a new graphics card.

specs are this:

amd athlon x2 4200+
4gb ram
windows xp sp3

i'm buying a cpu cooler to overclock my CPU. so what do you guys think i should get?

i was guna get 9800gt superclocked but wat if i don't get full performance and waste my money?

thank you guys for you help, dan.
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  1. Without knowing the resolution the card is going to drive I would start around a GTS250.
  2. what is your bugdet
    and what is purpose of the card
    but I would definitely start with 9800GT 512 mb version make sure that it has power connecter not eco version not even GTS 250 since you have Athlon X2 4200+ that is 2.1 ghz processor it will bottleneck the Graphic card.
  3. resolution for my monitor?
  4. fshaharyar said:
    what is your bugdet
    and what is purpose of the card


    budget is around 400$.

    and purpose is to play games.
  5. Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 from newegg.
  6. I agree with fsaharyar...what is the purpouse of the GPU?

    You say that you go for the 9800gt...is better that buy the 9800gtx or 9800gtx+...those are better that the 9800gt...
  7. which board do you use
  8. euisungkim said:
    budget is around 400$.

    and purpose is to play games.



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    If you can, buy a new CPU and a GTX260 core 216....
  9. my motherboard is ASUS A8M2N-LA, i don't think i can put better CPU here...(im not sure)
  10. euisungkim said:
    my motherboard is ASUS A8M2N-LA, i don't think i can put better CPU here...(im not sure)


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    Why? a GTX260 core 216 cost $189.99 in newegg...and a AMD X2 6000+ cost $79.99 in newegg....so the total is less that the $400 that you have....
  11. your budget is very sufficient to upgrade your cpu
    if your board is AM2+ go with
    Processor AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649
    Graphic Card Sapphire Radeon HD4870 Vapor X $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102825
    Mother Board GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387
    Lots of features, no integrated graphics to get tangled up in...supports almost every AMD processor of the last three years
    I checked your board it is not AM2+ it only supports AM2 processor
    so i have cut down the CPU and Card and Added a Motherboard and your total goes upto $380
  12. Ok, the configuration of fshaharyar is better, and with win xp sp3 is really cool...but only the system recognize 2GB, so install vista x64 or xp x64....buy the phenom ii 955 is really cool.....off cors, if your mobo support this processor.
  13. Hi if your budget is 400$, i would get a new processor and a video card, 400$ can buy you a lot of nice stuff these days, you can even get a new processor and sli or crossfire your rig.
  14. euisungkim said:
    hey guys! i want to ask you guys one question.

    my 7800gt oc broke like 2days ago, so i need a new graphics card.

    specs are this:

    amd athlon x2 4200+
    4gb ram
    windows xp sp3

    i'm buying a cpu cooler to overclock my CPU. so what do you guys think i should get?

    i was guna get 9800gt superclocked but wat if i don't get full performance and waste my money?

    thank you guys for you help, dan.


    AMD x2 4200?? isn't that a 939 mobo ???
    Methinks that to upgrade to a 9800 or some such thee wilt needth a lot more cpu power like around 2.6..:)
  15. thanks for replies guys. don't i need a power supply too? cus my power supply's 2years old and its only like 450W.


    edit: can i get AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ on this motherboard?
  16. Yes you can get but it will definitely be in a larger interest to upgrade your system

    You will need
    BFG Tech $70

    BFGR650WGSPSU 650W ATX 12V 2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702018
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