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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:05:40 PM

Hey

Uhm... I am looking to buy a gpu... I have 1 of these big 19" screens,and I am going to game. i am not a serius gamer just like to play games at good setings. Not worried about ultra and that stuff. Just going to play on high. here are the options:

1 9800 gt
2 4850
3 9600 gt

I know the 4850 is the best but will the 9600/9800 gt be good enough for me. If it will be then I wont be spending the extra cost... Eg: I am on a budget.

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a c 1362 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:10:24 PM

If it is at 1280 x 1024 resolution you will be fine with the 9800GT!
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:14:46 PM

What about PSU?
since newest 9800GT doesn't need a power connector from PSU then it much safer with 9800GT... :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:35:42 PM

I agree that the 9800Gt is your best deal from the selection. You should be able to find one for $80-90 online at newegg.com

Also, for a 19' monitor you dont need to get a card with 1gb-- a 512 mb version will be more than enough.

Before making this purchase however, you do need to look and see what kind of powersupply is in your computer--it would also be helpful if you posted you computer model/specs just so we can be certain it will work well.

These models seem like a decent deals at about $85

Asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(you should ignore the negative reviews on this--several of the people that rated it are complete morons that didnt know what they were talking about)
Zotac:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 7:33:58 PM

Will the 9800 gt have good fps at high settings at res 1280x1024... For gta iv,crysis,and those games.

Here are the rest specs:
720 W psu
Core i5
2 gig ram ddr 3 1333 mhz.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 8:07:13 PM

With that PSU you might as well get an HD4850. The price isn't much higher than a 9800GT and it's a better card. It will make a difference in the two games you mentioned which are both particularly intensive. This is a nice deal;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Adding another 2 gigs of ram would be a decent idea.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 9:07:55 PM

Got a 9800 gt from a guy at work. But will it be able to play all games at high setings with descent fps at 1280x1024
a c 1362 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 9:13:05 PM

The only one it will struggle with is Crysis.
a c 225 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 9:27:40 PM

9600 GT is more than enough for a 19" .... good to 1690 x 1050
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 12:38:04 AM

Quote:
Got a 9800 gt from a guy at work. But will it be able to play all games at high setings with descent fps at 1280x1024



Thats great to hear. I think it should do ok as your monitor isnt too big. I would seriously consider jyjjy's suggestion of the extra 2 gb of ram however. Windows 7 and Vista run a lot better with more than 2 gb of ram--4 would be plenty.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 5:31:07 AM

Do you think it will be good enough...? Will it give me good fps at high settings with most games?
January 10, 2010 5:41:54 AM

Yes, you should be able to play most games just fine.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 6:47:53 AM

Yeah, it is a good card for that resolution. You should be able to max out the settings or close to it on most games.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 11:41:59 AM

Thx thx so 9800 gt it is...
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 11:45:35 AM

Sorry you might laugh but how do you says solved and then award a best question.
And sorry what fps is very playable on a 17''... I got fraps and really dont see much diff between 35 and above.
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 12:42:02 PM

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Sorry you might laugh but how do you says solved and then award a best question.
And sorry what fps is very playable on a 17''... I got fraps and really dont see much diff between 35 and above.


There should be a button next to each answer that says "select as best answer." This will mark the thread as solved.
I think the FPS is kind of a personal opinion thing that matters more in some games than others.
a c 376 U Graphics card
January 10, 2010 7:04:12 PM

Quote:
Sorry you might laugh but how do you says solved and then award a best question.
And sorry what fps is very playable on a 17''... I got fraps and really dont see much diff between 35 and above.

Over 30 fps is considered playable in general. Optimally you want frame rates higher than your monitors refresh rate. Then you can enable v-sync for the smoothest experience but the point where you will notice a real difference is likely well below that and varies depending on the game and person.
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