New Graphics card for my comp?

I need to buy a new graphics card for some pc games and overall use,
but i an not a comp expert so i need some assistance for what card suits my compurter, and that the card is above average good. :)

Specs for my computer follows. (incl. useless info, copy/paste from using PCWiz. ) ;)


Mainboard : FUJITSU SIEMENS AMD690VM-FMH
Chipset : AMD RS690G
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 4000+ @ 2600 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB
Video Card : ATI Radeon X1200 Series
Hard Disk : ST3160815AS (160 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H60N ATA Device
Monitor Type : L19W-10 - 19 inches
Network Card : RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic Home Edition 6.00.6000
DirectX : Version 10.00
Windows Performance Index : 3.0
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  1. Any more info needed? ask and i will add.. Thanks
  2. kaizu85 said:
    Any more info needed? ask and i will add.. Thanks


    Yes!
    - Monitor resolution
    - Power supply wattage and brand
    - Maximum budget for the purchase
  3. Current Display : 1280x768 pixels at 75 Hz in True Colors (32-bit)


    Features :
    Maximum Resolution : 1440 x 900 @ 59 Hz
    Horizontal frame rate : 30 - 82 kHz
    Vertical frame rate : 56 - 75 Hz
    Bandwidth : 140 MHz

    Video Modes Supported :
    Mode : 720 x 400 @ 70 Hz
    Mode : 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 640 x 480 @ 75 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 72 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz
    Mode : 1024 x 768 @ 87 Hz interlaced
    Mode : 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz

    Video Modes Standard :
    Mode : 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 1440 x 0 @ 75 Hz

    cant find any info on the power supply...
    budget is max aroud 100-150€
  4. kaizu85 said:
    Current Display : 1280x768 pixels at 75 Hz in True Colors (32-bit)


    Features :
    Maximum Resolution : 1440 x 900 @ 59 Hz
    Horizontal frame rate : 30 - 82 kHz
    Vertical frame rate : 56 - 75 Hz
    Bandwidth : 140 MHz

    Video Modes Supported :
    Mode : 720 x 400 @ 70 Hz
    Mode : 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 640 x 480 @ 75 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 72 Hz
    Mode : 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz
    Mode : 1024 x 768 @ 87 Hz interlaced
    Mode : 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz

    Video Modes Standard :
    Mode : 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
    Mode : 1440 x 0 @ 75 Hz

    cant find any info on the power supply...
    budget is max aroud 100-150€


    The PSU is probably the most important part. If you have a good quality brand PSU (Corsair, Antec, Ocz, etc.) with at least 400W then the nVidia 250 is the best choice. If you get deals for ATI 4870/4890 or nVidia 260 in your budget then go that way, but only if the PSU is good quality.
  5. Quote:
    HD 4870 or HD 4850/GTS 250. 9800GT is a good choice too. Will run on pretty much any PSU. HD 3870 pretty nice too.


    3870 is useless, so is the 9800 GT
  6. why would it useless?
  7. renz496 said:
    why would it useless?


    Compared with the other cards....
  8. Ok.. I think i figured out the PSU.. I found this "serial" e190414 when i opened the computer, (after doing some research about the issue) and i searched for it on http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/index.htm and the results give that the psu is of FSP Group Inc.? can this be right?
    And is it any good for anything?

    Thaks for the suggestions btw,
  9. more research revealed that it is a Fortron FSP350-60HLC (im so stupid) :na: as it says on the Psu "box"

    And the wattage would then be 350W

    So if i would buy a "Antec BP 500U-EC Basiq 500W" is that good enough for... what? :o
  10. kaizu85 said:
    more research revealed that it is a Fortron FSP350-60HLC (im so stupid) :na: as it says on the Psu "box"

    And the wattage would then be 350W

    So if i would buy a "Antec BP 500U-EC Basiq 500W" is that good enough for... what? :o


    The Antec PSU is good.
  11. ok, but what graph gard/s would be suggested?

    how about this..

    Asus ENGTS250 DK/DI/512MD3 Dark Knight

    As long as it is not totally crap it will do, i am Not looking for a card to run any "new" games or so, i have my console 4 that.. ;)

    How is the "low" buget cards then? any good ideas?
  12. Quote:
    Give us a budget, everbody has a different idea of budget.

    @ $100 - Nvidia GTS 250
    @ $140 - ATI 5750
    @ $$155 - ATI 5770

    I wouldnt recommend getting anything faster than those cast listed due to the processor bottleneck, I would also advise that you add another 2GBs of memory to the system in addition to a video card.

    Edit:

    The ASUS GTS 250 is a good card, send a link of where you are buying it from, because I can find you a really cheap Palit GTS250 for $112!


    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/popups/prodinfo.php?id=43580
    There's the link, prices in euros. (text is Finnish) :)

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/popups/prodinfo.php?id=49520
    There is also the (ATI) Sappire 5750
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