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December 20, 2009 7:01:18 AM

I m going to upgrade my graphic card that's why i need help in selecting new one.
My Specification:
motherboard: ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus
Processor : AMD Athlon 64x2 5200 2.70GHz
Ram: 2 GB DDR2
The Graphic cards in my budget are: ATI Radeon HD 4650,
-////////- HD4670,
-////////- HD 4770
Nvidia 9800GT,
Nvidia Geforce GTS 240/250 or
any other best Card under $150.
Suggest best card for gaming performance as earliest as possible.
Will My motherboard supports HD 4770 card which is GDDR5 PCIe 2.0.
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December 20, 2009 7:15:02 AM

The 250 and the 4770 are the 2 best here, now it just comes down to price, the 250 is a lil better as well
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December 20, 2009 7:24:36 AM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
The 250 and the 4770 are the 2 best here, now it just comes down to price, the 250 is a lil better as well


Is it (GDDR5) compatible with mboard???
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December 20, 2009 8:07:36 AM

GDDR is the ram for the gfx card, and yes it is, it works only for the card, as your system ram works with the cpu
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December 20, 2009 9:30:58 AM

Suggest best card for gaming performance as earliest as possible.
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I don't usually get up until 9 am on Sundays so this is the earliest as possible for me to help you with this suggestion.

The best you listed is the GTS 250 which i have on one of my computers. The XFX brand comes with a lifetime warranty which you will want if you are a gamer and pushing your card to its limits with heat as you game for countless hours into the wee hours of the dawn as I often do.

The GTS 250 is also a good balance for your system. Anything more powerful would be wasted since your CPU would not be able to drive it fast enough. Don't hesitate to ask more questions if you have any more. Lol.

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December 20, 2009 12:20:09 PM

If you can swing a few more bucks, the$155 category works but note that the proces of cards in thta category have gne up.....the 250 1 GB can be found for $130.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09


$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260

$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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December 21, 2009 3:56:16 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
If you can swing a few more bucks, the$155 category works but note that the proces of cards in thta category have gne up.....the 250 1 GB can be found for $130.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09


$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260

$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)


these are compatible with my MOBO?
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December 21, 2009 4:16:49 AM

if you have a pcie x16 slot you can put any of the 600 pcie compatible cards in it, so just bout any card currently out will work
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December 21, 2009 11:20:46 PM

sarang84 said:
I m going to upgrade my graphic card that's why i need help in selecting new one.
My Specification:
motherboard: ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus
Processor : AMD Athlon 64x2 5200 2.70GHz
Ram: 2 GB DDR2
The Graphic cards in my budget are: ATI Radeon HD 4650,
-////////- HD4670,
-////////- HD 4770
Nvidia 9800GT,
Nvidia Geforce GTS 240/250 or
any other best Card under $150.
Suggest best card for gaming performance as earliest as possible.
Will My motherboard supports HD 4770 card which is GDDR5 PCIe 2.0.


for under $150 this is the best bang for your buck.
you get DX11, overclock-ability, low power, low noise
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SOX9W2?ie=UTF8&tag=slickdealssd-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002SOX9W2

and I checked your MOBO, it WILL support this card
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December 21, 2009 11:30:52 PM

All of you answering are MISSING ONE THING OUT!! What limits to what graphics card he or she can get is the Power Supply Unit, the space in your case and whether you have enough expansion slots currently available. Before i can recommend you a graphics card, you would need to know what the brand, model, watts the power supply unit in your desktop computer is. Simply open up the case, at the back on the top there is a box and it should list the brand, model and watts. You don't have to include the table on the power supply unit. Note that the power supply unit labels are inside the case. Please reply back with your power supply unit and also measure from the expansion slots inside the case all the way until there is no more space so we know what size the card can fit in your case. Another thing is that we need to know your power supply unit, if it has a 6-pin PCI-E power connector which is required for most graphics cards in the $90-$150 range graphics cards. If it doesn't have one and yet your power supply unit still meets the required watts and +12v railings(I will find the +12v railings amps for you if you provide the power supply unit's brand, model and watts), then you are able to get a 2 molex to 6-pin pci-e power connector adapter.
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December 22, 2009 4:02:34 AM

good point!
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December 22, 2009 4:11:15 AM

If your PSU has a 6-pin connector then get the HD5750 or GTS 250. If not then one of the new low power 9800GTs is probably what you want although if the psu is too weak it still may not be able to handle that card.
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December 22, 2009 4:24:21 AM

If the PSU has the power, but not the 6-pin connector, you can purchase an adapter for that.
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December 22, 2009 11:57:48 PM

sarang84 said:
I m going to upgrade my graphic card that's why i need help in selecting new one.
My Specification:
motherboard: ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus
Processor : AMD Athlon 64x2 5200 2.70GHz
Ram: 2 GB DDR2
The Graphic cards in my budget are: ATI Radeon HD 4650,
-////////- HD4670,
-////////- HD 4770
Nvidia 9800GT,
Nvidia Geforce GTS 240/250 or
any other best Card under $150.
Suggest best card for gaming performance as earliest as possible.
Will My motherboard supports HD 4770 card which is GDDR5 PCIe 2.0.



I would suggest...
1> Please check first your power supply, especially the 12V rail. 9600GSO and higher mainstream Video Cards (HD4770 and up, 9600GT and up) requires at least 14A and higher, 12V rail and a PCIe power connector (or at least a 400w and higher true rated power supply) to have a stable system.

Otherwise you also need around $60 or more to upgrade you power supply.

2> I have an ECS MCP61S, it has the same chipset as yours, and can run the GTS 260 video card. However, using an HD5770, I needed to upgrade the bios firmware for this video card to run. I am not sure about your Asus board, but better to have the latest bios to make sure.

If you only plan to upgrade the video card then I would highly recommend the HD4670, without the need to upgrade your power supply. I have one installed (Sapphire HD4670 1gb graphics DDR) on a Pentium Dual Core 925 with MSI 945PL Neo mobo, using a 300watts power supply and runs very well on all games, including Crysis and COD4.

Check out these reviews...

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1011/1/
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cI [...] ageID=5397
http://hi-techreviews.com/index.php/review-links-mainme...
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December 23, 2009 11:33:04 AM

I recomend u a HD 4850 or GTS 250!
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