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Who makes the best video cards!

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a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:39:08 PM

What is the best budget video card for a system i'm building my son!He plays Conan and Warcraft!

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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:41:42 PM

Awesome poll. Can't believe it's a tie!
September 25, 2009 9:42:36 PM

^lol guys
I think the 5870 should be good enough
does he use eyefinity?
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a c 201 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:43:21 PM

Budget and resolution. To ask whether nVidia or ATI is better just makes you and anyone who says either way a moron.
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:46:13 PM

My son plays a game called warcraft and he told me he needs a better video card.I don't have a lot of spare cash to spend!He said it is a pcie card.i am only working with a 300 watt power supply!
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:46:52 PM

thanks if you ca help!
September 25, 2009 9:47:50 PM

that might be a problem....
September 25, 2009 9:48:08 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
My son plays a game called warcraft and he told me he needs a better video card.I don't have a lot of spare cash to spend!He said it is a pcie card.i am only working with a 300 watt power supply!

lol 300w psu
a c 201 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:48:52 PM

HD 4670 is your best option for that PSU. It doesnt take much power at all so it shouldnt cause you any issues.
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:49:34 PM

is he out of luck?
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:51:01 PM

he just told me his friend has an ati4650,do they have these at walmart?
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:52:04 PM

is the 4670 better than the 4650?
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:54:18 PM

Yeah, get that
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:54:20 PM

does walmart or target carry these?
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:55:36 PM

Best Buy might. I would be surprised if I saw it at WalMart or Target
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:56:09 PM

is newegg a safe site to order from?
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:56:16 PM

Yes, it is the best site for ordering computer parts
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:57:44 PM

i just bought him the game and now i have to upgrade his computer for a game!Is he scamming me?
September 25, 2009 9:58:15 PM

*** ing love tomshardware
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 9:59:39 PM

Is he trying to rip me off?Does he really need this card to run wargame or warcraft?
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:00:00 PM

as a side note does he have a pci express x16 slot on the motherboard

it will look like the one second from the top (or better yet look up the motherboard and see if it does)
PCI Express Pic (Wikipedia)
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:02:25 PM

Yeah the slot is empty!he said the game is useless without a card.Is this true?His friend says it is pcie
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:02:28 PM

i'm assuming he's talking about World of WarCraft, which is a relatively tough game to play on older video cards. So if he has something really old, then no, he's not scamming you. You could just tell him to go play outside if you don't want to pay though. That's what I would do. ^_^
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:04:15 PM

as for the ripping you off, what is his current graphics card (and yes the 4670 is better than the 4650, not by much though)
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:04:20 PM

his computer is a dell optiplex 755 desktop .What does that mean?His grandmother bought it last year?
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:05:37 PM

how much trouble is it to install a video card?
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:06:19 PM

mindless728 said:
as for the ripping you off, what is his current graphics card (and yes the 4670 is better than the 4650, not by much though)
Considering the DDR3 version of the HD4650 is almost nonexistent these days an HD4670 is much better.
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:07:07 PM

he said it is a 2400 that his friend put in last year.what is a 2400?
September 25, 2009 10:07:59 PM

Lawl at this forum... I suggest for him to find a job and make him buy his own parts.
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:08:45 PM

so is his 2400hd really junk as he claims!
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:09:15 PM

ok, so he either has 2400 XT, 2400 Pro, or intel 3100 (integrated)
it probably is needed (especially if he has the intel 3100 graphics card)

its easy to install, open case, take out the piece of metal in the back so the card can fit, plug in motherboard
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:10:08 PM

do i need any tools!
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:10:14 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
his computer is a dell optiplex 755 desktop .What does that mean?His grandmother bought it last year?


What that means is that you may need a low profile card depending on the case. Is it the one on the left in this pic or one of the other ones?
http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/15f6-dell_optiplex755_...
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:10:50 PM

probably a phillips head screw driver
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:10:59 PM

i told him this will be half of his christmas present!
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:11:30 PM

jyjjy said:
What that means is that you may need a low profile card depending on the case. Is it the one on the left in this pic or one of the other ones?
http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/15f6-dell_optiplex755_...


i was assuming the normal case since he has a 300w psu (all the others are 280 and lower)
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:13:00 PM

yeah he said it is a shorter card than norma?is this an issue?
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:15:19 PM

well, if we knew what case you had we would know for certain
Low Profile HD4650
ialso comes with a normal size bracket if you don't need the low profile
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:16:38 PM

mindless he said your right it is a low height card!any suggestions?thanks for your help
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:16:40 PM

Is it the left one in the pic or not?
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:18:21 PM

thanks mindless you been great help!i'll buy that one that is a reasonable price!
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:18:57 PM

well, i did post a link, click on low profile HD4650
it should be fine, and its only $55 (not bad considering many of us spend hundreds on graphics card(s))
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:19:57 PM

it has a cd drive like my laptop!
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:20:35 PM

thanks mindless have a great weekend !!!!!!!!!!!
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:21:20 PM

The other card is really much better. If your case is full size the $10 is definitely worth it.
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:22:44 PM

well good luck, if you get stuck putting it in, just put up a thread

though do google search it first as you will more than likely find your answer
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:24:16 PM

ok thanks!
a c 826 U Graphics card
September 25, 2009 10:26:02 PM

thanks for all the help everybody!this is a great forum!
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