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Which graphics should i buy ? :S plz help :o(

Operating System: Windows XP
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/13/09 18:28:47 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3792MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


guide me which card shoud i buy and why prefer ???
price range = 250 $ max !


eyecandy :love: -
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  1. not anyone kind enough here just to guide me a little bit ?? :):)
  2. im not a guru, but that processor will be a mayor bottleneck for almost every gpu, maybe an ati 4850 (100$)?, try to do an oc of that processor for a better perfomance
  3. @ chudm

    what about EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked gcard for my cpu ?

    is this the best choice i can have for this configuration ?

    @ obsidian86

    download is for ?
  4. it will give you info on what kinda motherboard you have and you might also need to check what power supply you have by opening up your pc
  5. allright i know about that dear :):)

    was just asking an opinion,advice which graphics card should i buy now ?

    i am kinda new bie with pc gaming and want to play all most upcomin games like
    farcry2 ,resident evil 5 etc

    can u play advice me which card shoud i prefer under 250$ price ?
  6. afta glow said:
    @ chudm

    what about EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked gcard for my cpu ?

    is this the best choice i can have for this configuration ?

    @ obsidian86

    download is for ?


    yeap please let us know about your mobo, and psu, btw what is your monitor resolution?

    maybe the gtx core 216 will be a bit overkill for that cpu
  7. chudm said:
    yeap please let us know about your mobo, and psu, btw what is your monitor resolution?

    maybe the gtx core 216 will be a bit overkill for that cpu



    1280x800 screen resolution using -

    what is mobo and psu ?? :sarcastic:

    u mean gtx core 216 wud be just a waste for me ?
  8. mobo (mother board), psu (powe supply), at that resolution, it will be overkill to buy an gtx core 216, at least thats what i think, cause your processor will be a bottleneck for that card, i think an ati 4850 will be a good choice and only costs around 100$
  9. with a better power supply that is your current one should be 250-350 watts i estimate
  10. chudm said:
    mobo (mother board), psu (powe supply), at that resolution, it will be overkill to buy an gtx core 216, at least thats what i think, cause your processor will be a bottleneck for that card, i think an ati 4850 will be a good choice and only costs around 100$



    motherboard = asus m2v-mx veryold one i guess :S
    psu = iduntknow here to find that :S

    alright can i be able to play 10.1 directx games nfs shift or such with this card and configuration ? :)

    and what about gtx 250 ???
  11. obsidian86 said:
    with a better power supply that is your current one should be 250-350 watts i estimate


    Dear gimme the best available opinion ??

    i should upgrade to which card and should i have to re configure my psu ?

    and yeah gtx 260 or 4850 1gb or gtx 250 ? which one ? :pfff:
  12. check this out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-radeon,2274-16.html

    but the problem will be i think your power supply, maybe ill be to weak for any good gpu, cause i dont think it has at least 25 amps on the 12v rail (you can check this out, opening the case and checking the table on the power supply), do that and check the watts of the psu, and the amps on the 12v rail!


    cause your mobo have an pci xpress x16 slot
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  14. chudm said:
    check this out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-radeon,2274-16.html

    but the problem will be i think your power supply, maybe ill be to weak for any good gpu, cause i dont think it has at least 25 amps on the 12v rail (you can check this out, opening the case and checking the table on the power supply), do that and check the watts of the psu, and the amps on the 12v rail!


    cause your mobo have an pci xpress x16 slot



    what do you advice then ?? if i dont have at least 25 amps on the 12v rail, buyin a new psu can solve the problem ? and then which gpu ?
  15. obsidian86 said:



    out of budget for this corsair :(:(
    anyother lower option ?
  16. afta glow said:
    what do you advice then ?? if i dont have at least 25 amps on the 12v rail, buyin a new psu can solve the problem ? and then which gpu ?


    its a matter o tastes, cause gts 250 and ati 4850 cost almost the same, and the perfomance its almost equal

    if you dont have enough amps on the 12v rail check out what obsidian86 said
  17. obsidian86 said:



    works with PCI Express 2.0 x16

    and i have pci e 1 x16 i guess :S not an option for me again :(
  18. obsidian86 said:



    even better cause he doesnt need so much power for his pc
  19. pci 2.0x16 is backwards compatible with pci x16
  20. so much kind of you both :):):)

    stay happy :)
  21. not a problem :), let us know when you have the new hardware and tested it
  22. In that price range, it's a rather easy choice if you let me exceed your budget by $9

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442
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