GTX 280 OR gefore 9800GT OR ATI 4850

which to choose???for my system...........................

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: G31-M7 TE
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
PSU: 450W

need to know technology,price and performance of these??
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  1. the 9600gt is out of the question....u may want to choose between the 285(280 r out of production i think) or 4850....The 285 will be a good option for of the more sweet deals is the 5850 if u can get one----its future proof (dx 11).....a word of advice....before getting the card u may want upgrade ur ram and PSU....ram is secondary but the PSU is underpowered considering ur choice of card....if u want to keep the PSU then the a 9800gtx will be the one....
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    Ok so what sort of budget do you have ? Also what monitor size/resolution do you use ?
    Personally i would be looking at a 5770 or a 5750 for a system like that, they are both the latest tech with DX11. the 5750 for anything up to 1440 x 900 and the 5770 if you are looking at resolutions above that. Once you go past 1680 x 1050 Its time to look at something larger like a 5850 but i dont think your PSU would be up to that step.
    Both cards will handle a step up in resolution depending on game and settings, the guidelines i have suggested are very rough and give a good margin for extra performance.
    Take a look at this review

  3. The PSU looks like a weak link here, can you give us the make, model and outputs?
    Ignore the GTX280 unless it is really cheap or you need an extra room heater.
  4. Ridic23: actually also thinking to upgrade PSU above 750W so the GTX 285 is the one to choose??
    To wat psu should i upgrade to???

    mactronix: am using a resolution of 1680 X 1050 on AOC 2217Pwc

    ATX standard 450W ..............wat extra room heater??

    wat the price of them???also of the GTX 285
  5. GTX285 is overpriced at almost $300. It is not even comparable to the 4850 since it is about 3 tiers above the 4850.

    Get the 4870 or GTX260, both are around $150, or the 5770 for about $160
  6. I would go with Mactronix's suggestion, HD5770 as a target, and HD5850 as the fall-back if you decie to spend the money on bigger PSU.

    The other options are just too limiting for a new build.
  7. wiil it mount on my motherboard??
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