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September 27, 2009 6:04:06 PM

hey this is my first time here so heres how it goes,


i got Intell(R) Core(TM) i7 920 @ 2.67ghz processor
Asus Rampage gene II motherboad
4GB DDR3 Ram 1337
and a really crappy graphic card
nvidia 8600 1gb

plz plz suggest me a good decent graphic card which ican use for 2 - 5 years and not worry about changing
i have already spent alot on the PC and i forgot about GFX card

all the games have lesss FPS and lag like HELL..

i thank u for your replies in advance

PS: MY OS is windows xp 32 bit only 3 gb is used out of 4 is VISTA 64 good OR windows 7 ?? plz do let me know

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September 27, 2009 6:07:39 PM

what games? what resolution? people must think bfore posting, a good overall card is the ati 5850.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:09:04 PM

ati 5870
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September 27, 2009 6:09:24 PM

normally the latest one is the best, as far as all the new tech it comes with, today i would say the ati 5870 $399.95
check out all the reviews in the top link under Graphic & Displays
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September 27, 2009 6:09:31 PM

Resident evil 5 25 fps max
NFS shift
GTA 4
all latest games
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:09:42 PM

win7 ftw
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September 27, 2009 6:09:58 PM

1280 1024
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September 27, 2009 6:12:02 PM

swarraws said:
1280 1024


thats it? that for the nexted 2-5 years is what you want to play in :ouch: 

5850 then
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a c 145 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:12:27 PM

if you have the money then grab 5850/5870/5870x2. just check your psu wattage and make sure it is enough to power the card. ati 4800 or GTX200 series is good as well but you will miss dx 11 feature on those cards.

if you're thinking of changing OS get Win 7 64 bit. with that you won't have issue about your RAM :) 
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September 27, 2009 6:14:27 PM

@ sir kill alot what RESOLUTION should i be playinging in u tell me
i got no idea about computers or games i just got this new i7 cuz
people say its best for gaming
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September 27, 2009 6:15:40 PM

renz thos cards are like too expensive here in india they wortk 17,000 rs
was looking for arround 8-10k
arround 200$ @ 50rs per dollar
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:16:02 PM

Windows 7 is the way to go for sure, much better then Vista.

if you are playing at 1280x1024 you really don't need a super high end card. All you could need is the 4850x2 and you will be more then ready.

If you are going to upgrade your monitor to a large one however then you want to look at the 5870 or 5850.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:18:09 PM

swarraws said:
renz thos cards are like too expensive here in india they wortk 17,000 rs
was looking for arround 8-10k
arround 200$ @ 50rs per dollar


alright then go for the standard 4850, should do fine at that res.
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a c 182 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:18:20 PM

I'd suggest putting a 'placeholder' like the 9600GT in and waiting for the 58xx cards to become available and prices to realign.
Yes, I know the 9600 is not exactly dazzlingly fast but it's capable of reasonable performance at 1280x1024 resolution and not too expensive.
Otherwise and if you cannot wait, drop in a GTX275/HD4890 now and SLI/CF later on. But be aware, only the 58xx cards support DX11, if you do go for powerful card/s now, they'll not be able to use the new features when DX11 games start to arrive.
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September 27, 2009 6:18:46 PM

swarraws said:
@ sir kill alot what RESOLUTION should i be playinging in u tell me
i got no idea about computers or games i just got this new i7 cuz
people say its best for gaming


well it depends on what your monitor can handle but the norm now is 1900x1020 or 1900x1200 the higher the better
which monitor do u have
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September 27, 2009 6:20:21 PM

i was thinking of 4850x2 gotta work more to earn it though its quite expensive thanks @ ALL, for ur replys really appreciated it
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September 27, 2009 6:20:57 PM

i got a cheap samsunga Syncmaster 740n i think 17inch
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a c 182 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:25:52 PM

You guys have thought controlled keyboards or what? Slow down so an old man can keep up;)
I's steer well clear of the 4850X2, get a pair of cards instead, the 4850X2 is well known for running hot, even in temperate climates, two well cooled 4850s will be a better choice in a hot country such as India.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:26:29 PM

get the 4890 its bout 10-15% behind the 4850x2 but is cheaper
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September 27, 2009 6:27:05 PM

The Samsung SyncMaster 740n is a 17-inch analog TFT-LCD delivering a 600:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 160/160 degree viewing angle and scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical with a fast response time of 8ms. It features MagicTune, MagicBright II, MagicColor and built-in power.

1280x1024 is not that good if u can sell it and upgrade itgood, if not check this list the higher up the list the better
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=...
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a c 230 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:29:23 PM

Resolution is important because there's no sense buying a card w/ more "juice" if your monitor can't support it. LCD monitors are fixed resolution so if you are playing at 1920 x 1200, you need more powerful card than if playing at 1280 x 1024. FPS is also game dependent, 50 fps in one game won't translate into 50fps in another.

You certainly don't need a high end card if less than 1920 x 1200. I'd suggest that you check out THG Graphics Roundup

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

The 58xx series has just hit the streets but the only one I have seen that you can actually order (and wait who knows how long for delivery) is the 5870 but at $379, it's almost double your budget.
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September 27, 2009 6:29:35 PM

i see that card has overheat problems...
ya i had problems with my old pc overheating
i lost mt 8800 1gb card in it

i will upgrade my moniter very soon
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September 27, 2009 6:30:30 PM

u guys tell me if u had the same PC as mine what would u buy for monitor and GFX card
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September 27, 2009 6:31:32 PM

i would never have a pc like yours lol
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September 27, 2009 6:32:17 PM

is it that BAD configed ?? or is it that good lol
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September 27, 2009 6:32:43 PM

coozie7 said:
You guys have thought controlled keyboards or what? Slow down so an old man can keep up;)
India.


you mean u dont have one off those :ouch: 
keep up old man :kaola: 
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September 27, 2009 6:34:07 PM

swarraws said:
is it that BAD configed ?? or is it that good lol

no im kidding u get what u can aford just buy the best graphic card you can since u will upgrade the monitor sometime and probably the pc :pt1cable: 
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September 27, 2009 6:34:27 PM

speaking of keyboards i got myself and nice
Microsoft Reclusa keybord i like the blue light lol
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September 27, 2009 6:41:23 PM

sweet.
loads of hardware is not available here in india
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September 27, 2009 6:42:34 PM

howz the gfx card ATI Radeon HD 4870
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a c 182 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:49:16 PM

@ Sirkillalot: You're asking for a clip around the ear, young man;)
@ Swarraws: Like you said in your first post, it's a good rig, just lacking in the graphics side.
As things stand, I'd suggest getting a HD4850 and start saving for a monitor/card upgrade later. Bear in mind, the 4850 can run most games at high settings on a 16x10 monitor and give playable framerates at lower settings, even at 1920x1080.
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September 27, 2009 6:50:47 PM

coozie7 said:
@ Sirkillalot: You're asking for a clip around the ear, young man;)
@ Swarraws: Like you said in your first post, it's a good rig, just lacking in the graphics side.
As things stand, I'd suggest getting a HD4850 and start saving for a monitor/card upgrade later. Bear in mind, the 4850 can run most games at high settings on a 16x10 monitor and give playable framerates at lower settings, even at 1920x1080.


im not as young as i look :sol:  3 years off you
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September 27, 2009 6:51:24 PM

thanks you two talk later adios
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a c 182 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:52:29 PM

The HD4870 is a very potent card, especially the 1Gb version but check the cooler, this card is also known for running hot and many of the non-reference coolers dump their heat into the case.
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a c 182 U Graphics card
September 27, 2009 6:55:21 PM

@ sirkillalot: You look younger, what's the secret?
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