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December 1, 2009 3:09:02 AM

Please suggest me best graphic card for my PC ,

My PC Config is ,

Processor - Pentium Dual core 2.8Ghz
Motherboard - Intel 102Ggc2
Onboard Graphics - ATI radeon Xpress 200 - 256MB
RAM - DDR2 1.5GB ( 1GB + 512MB )

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a c 207 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 3:16:07 AM

What power supply do you have? What do you use this system for? If gaming at what resolution? Whats your budget for the upgrade? If you just want to know the best graphics card, thats the 5970, however its not necessarily the best choice for your system.
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December 1, 2009 3:53:14 AM

If you have to play games @ 1280x1024 with medium settings then go for 9600GT or HD 4670 which does not have power connecter so you wont need extra horse power like 9600GT.
for PSU = 300 Watts = 4670
for PSU = 350 Watts = 9600GT
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December 1, 2009 3:55:27 AM

Power supply : 450W
Gaming @ 1152 x 864 resolution
My budget is up to 7k

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December 1, 2009 3:59:58 AM

hunter315 said:
What power supply do you have? What do you use this system for? If gaming at what resolution? Whats your budget for the upgrade? If you just want to know the best graphics card, thats the 5970, however its not necessarily the best choice for your system.



Power supply : 450W
Gaming @ 1152 x 864 resolution
My budget is up to 7k
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December 1, 2009 4:02:43 AM

what is the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 graphic card ?
I have DDR2 RAM installed in my PC
whether DDR3 graphic card is compatible for my board ?
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a c 107 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 4:20:47 AM

With 7k I say build a new PC.

Anyway if your PSU is 450W then check how many AMPs it has on the 12v rail. If it has at least a single 18A, or dual 12A, rails then you should be ok with a Radeon 4670. The Geforce GT240 is faster than the Radeon 4670, but on your system it wouldn't make a difference because both cards would be bottle necked by your weak CPU so it wouldn't make sense to pay more money for a GT240. On the other hand the GT240 will use less power than the Radeon 4670.

GDDR3 is faster than GDDR2. It graphics card doesn't care if you have DDR2 or DDR3 system RAM. If you get a card with DDR3 it will still run at it's DDR3 speeds, assuming a sufficient PSU anyway.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 4:34:29 AM

vasanthancs said:
what is the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 graphic card ?
I have DDR2 RAM installed in my PC
whether DDR3 graphic card is compatible for my board ?

I there's a currency mismatch here! :D 

Please mention the currency when you say 7k. I think you mean Indian Rupees. If that is so, then 9800GT would be fine. Provided you have a decent PSU. And the DDR on RAM has nothing to do with DDR on GPU. GPU RAM's are all DDR3 for a long time except 9400GT which is still available in the DRR2 flavor!

Mention you PSU brand and monitor brand as well to get the concrete solution.
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December 1, 2009 4:35:48 AM

which one is best ATI or NVIDIA ??
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 4:39:19 AM

By Best if you mean by current top line card, then the crown would go to ATI, they have the king of all cards now, HD5970.
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December 1, 2009 5:03:35 AM

My PSU Brand - Odyssey 450W
Monitor - Samsung syncmaster 794MG - 17" CRT

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 5:05:59 AM

Change the PSU, end of story!
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December 1, 2009 5:08:12 AM

For my PC config -
suggest whether DDR2 or DDR3
512MB or 1GB ?
For games like crysis , assasin creed etc
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December 1, 2009 5:10:17 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
Change the PSU, end of story!


ok , suggest me -
which brand
what spec
what will be the budget ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 5:17:37 AM

Corsair VX450W a bare minimum. Are you planning to upgrade your monitor any time soon?
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 5:18:43 AM

No point going for a good hardware if you PSU is like that. You cant build a house with weak framework, can you?

I am pretty much certain that, that PSU would fry your other hardware in less than 3 months and then you would have to change a lot of other parts. That's not budget efficient, is it?
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December 1, 2009 9:17:51 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
No point going for a good hardware if you PSU is like that. You cant build a house with weak framework, can you?

I am pretty much certain that, that PSU would fry your other hardware in less than 3 months and then you would have to change a lot of other parts. That's not budget efficient, is it?



Thanks for information , i will change my PSU ....

can u suggest cpu configuration for 15000rs to 20000rs ??
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 9:28:22 AM

Which parts do you need? Like all of the CPU, or only like processor, mobo and RAM?
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December 1, 2009 10:00:07 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
Which parts do you need? Like all of the CPU, or only like processor, mobo and RAM?


All of CPU .....
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 10:42:33 AM

If thats a core2duo your processor is fine, what you need is more ram. Another gig, preferably 2.
Your PSU isn't great but there are a few decent low power cards it can probably handle without being replaced. An HD4670 would be good for your resolution or an HD4770 would be fantastic. Unless your PSU is horrible the HD4670 should be no problem. The HD4770 could be pushing things but it would likely be fine as well.
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December 1, 2009 10:58:57 AM

jyjjy said:
If thats a core2duo your processor is fine, what you need is more ram. Another gig, preferably 2.
Your PSU isn't great but there are a few decent low power cards it can probably handle without being replaced. An HD4670 would be good for your resolution or an HD4770 would be fantastic. Unless your PSU is horrible the HD4670 should be no problem. The HD4770 could be pushing things but it would likely be fine as well.


My processor is dual core ....
Is GDDR2 is enough or should i go for DDR3 and what do you suggest for graphics memory 512 or 1024 ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 11:13:20 AM

GGDR2 and GDDR3 is different from DDR2 and DDR3.

GDDR2 is an obsolete thing. Whatever you buy today would be GDDR3. If only RAM, then Gigabyte Superb 460W, HD4670.

Cant find your motherboard specification. I am guessing it would be a DDR2, so GSkill 2GB 800MHz.
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December 1, 2009 11:28:24 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
GGDR2 and GDDR3 is different from DDR2 and DDR3.

GDDR2 is an obsolete thing. Whatever you buy today would be GDDR3. If only RAM, then Gigabyte Superb 460W, HD4670.

Cant find your motherboard specification. I am guessing it would be a DDR2, so GSkill 2GB 800MHz.



So , I have to change PSU and add 2GB Ram for my CPU
And as of your suggestions HD4670 1GB graphics card is good for my CPU - right ?

so i have to buy Corsair VX450W , 2 GB DDR2 Ram , ATI Radeon HD4670 1GB Graphics card .... am i clear ?

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December 1, 2009 12:01:53 PM

hunter315 said:
What power supply do you have? What do you use this system for? If gaming at what resolution? Whats your budget for the upgrade? If you just want to know the best graphics card, thats the 5970, however its not necessarily the best choice for your system.


Processor - Intel Pentium D 820 Socket 775 LGA , 800MHZ FSB , 2MB L2 cache
Motherboard - Intel 102GGC2 with 256MB ATI Radeon 200 onboard graphics
RAM - 1.5GB ( will add 2GB )

for the above configuration - ATI Radeon HD4670 1GB DDR3 Graphic card will be good ?

and also suggest PSU for this config .... cheaper than Corsair VX450W
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December 1, 2009 1:39:24 PM

for PSU go for CoolerMaster Extreme Power 460W @ 2400 Indian rupees
you can also check Tagan TG500-U37 500 Watt which is a bit expensive. 3500 Indian rupees
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December 1, 2009 4:08:55 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Corsair VX450W a bare minimum. Are you planning to upgrade your monitor any time soon?



what u suggest about iBall Sprinter SMPS 600 Watts ???
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 7:48:37 PM

Your PSU can likely handle an HD4670 just fine. Your processor is dual core but a Pentium D is quite weak at this point. If you don't have the money to fully upgrade your system right now(motherboard/cpu/ram/psu/ect) then just get another gig of ram and the HD4670. That should let you do ok when gaming at low resolutions although cpu intensive games may give you some problems.
Also if the 1gb HD4670 costs more than the 512mb version don't bother with it as that card can't make any use of the extra memory.
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December 2, 2009 2:26:42 AM

jyjjy said:
Your PSU can likely handle an HD4670 just fine. Your processor is dual core but a Pentium D is quite weak at this point. If you don't have the money to fully upgrade your system right now(motherboard/cpu/ram/psu/ect) then just get another gig of ram and the HD4670. That should let you do ok when gaming at low resolutions although cpu intensive games may give you some problems.
Also if the 1gb HD4670 costs more than the 512mb version don't bother with it as that card can't make any use of the extra memory.


Now i have decided to build new PC for gaming , please suggest for Processor , Motherboard , RAM , PSU . Graphic card , HD ......
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 2, 2009 5:50:46 AM

Well. it depends on how much you want to spend really. The best performance for the money cpu right now is probably a quad core Athlon II. You'd want an AM3 motherboard to go with it and DDR3 ram. A hard drive you shouldn't need help picking out, they don't vary much really except in size. You'll want a SATA one rather than IDE these days though.
How good a PSU you'll want is dependent on what video card you choose mostly. Once again that is all about what you want to spend, as well as what resolution you plan to game at.
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December 2, 2009 8:39:45 AM

jyjjy said:
Well. it depends on how much you want to spend really. The best performance for the money cpu right now is probably a quad core Athlon II. You'd want an AM3 motherboard to go with it and DDR3 ram. A hard drive you shouldn't need help picking out, they don't vary much really except in size. You'll want a SATA one rather than IDE these days though.
How good a PSU you'll want is dependent on what video card you choose mostly. Once again that is all about what you want to spend, as well as what resolution you plan to game at.


I am ready to go for 25000 to 30000 INR . So please provide me spec for Processor , Motherboard , Graphic card , PSU ......
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December 2, 2009 9:01:42 AM

Give me suggestions for this config ,

Processor - Phenom X4 Quad X4 - 945
MoBo - AMD780G M4A78-EM-1394


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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2009 9:35:00 AM

vasanthancs said:
Give me suggestions for this config ,

Processor - Phenom X4 Quad X4 - 945
MoBo - AMD780G M4A78-EM-1394


If you are into OC, i would say the 955BE is the better choice. Unlocked multiplier! Ummmmmmmmm :love: 
Also get a 790GX chipset rather than a 780G. Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 or Biostar TA790GX A3+. Biostar board is very very good considering its price.
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December 2, 2009 9:55:48 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
If you are into OC, i would say the 955BE is the better choice. Unlocked multiplier! Ummmmmmmmm :love: 
Also get a 790GX chipset rather than a 780G. Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 or Biostar TA790GX A3+. Biostar board is very very good considering its price.


ok then i will go for

Phenom X4 Quad X4 - 955BE
Asus 790GX chipset

then which graphic card will be suitable for this ?? price range - 5K to 6K
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2009 9:59:16 AM

9800GT is the only thing that fits your budget. HD4770 maybe. What's your monitor and PSU?
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December 2, 2009 3:08:14 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
9800GT is the only thing that fits your budget. HD4770 maybe. What's your monitor and PSU?



PSU - Corsair VX450W
Monitor - ACER 18.5"
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 2, 2009 4:51:55 PM

I honestly don't know what the prices are like over there but here an Athlon II x4 is much cheaper than the Phenom II x4 and the performance difference doesn't make sense on a tight budget. You'd probably be better off with an Athlon II quad and spending the extra money for a better video card.
Read this for a good look at the practical difference between the chips and decide for yourself;
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-l3-cache,241...
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2009 3:05:15 AM

HD4770, i think you would get it for Rs. 6000 to Rs. 6500.
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December 4, 2009 1:47:22 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
HD4770, i think you would get it for Rs. 6000 to Rs. 6500.


suggest brand regarding HD4770

Asus or Gigabyte or Saphirre or XFX or powercolor ?????
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 4, 2009 2:06:34 AM

I'd go mostly based on price. The main difference between the various cards will be the fan/heatsink and also the warranty the manufacturer offers. The HD4770 runs pretty cool so the fan/heatsink shouldn't matter as much as on other more power hungry cards. The warranties offered tends to vary depending on country.
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2009 2:51:14 AM

Which country? If India, then Sapphire HD4770 only.
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December 4, 2009 8:50:00 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
Which country? If India, then Sapphire HD4770 only.


suggest some online shops for sapphire HD4770 as no availability in local shops .....
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