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Good mid range card?

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January 15, 2010 12:19:49 PM

Could you guys suggest a good mid range graphics card $150-180 ish. Must have dual monitor support.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 12:34:20 PM

5750 or 5770.
For what? game? or just video editing, etc? Resolution?
a c 140 U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 12:38:42 PM

^+1 for that price range. (might change depending on what you answer to the following)

We have to have more info on your system specs, res, what you are using this for, etc.
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January 15, 2010 2:08:52 PM

5750 or 5770 would be great for multi monitor...
a c 140 U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 2:16:08 PM

Just a comment, the 5750/5770 are mid range gaming cards. Not mainstream cards. If you are looking for a mainstream card and are NOT gaming, you do not have to spend $150-$180 on a card. $50-$100 is sufficient.
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 3:18:25 PM

ATI 4850 for $99, ATI 4890 for ~$150. Until ATI 5850 prices drop, I can't recommend other cards...
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 3:24:32 PM

I'd go for the GTX260 bang on your budgetor even a 1gb 4870
a c 164 U Graphics card
January 15, 2010 3:53:45 PM

@ Dansak001: Installing a $180 gaming card is a waste of your money if you only need to use the system for Excel/Office or watching even Blu-ray movies: A $60 HD4650 will be more than enough, even with dual monitors for those uses.
So we really need to know: The monitor resolution/s and the system use/s before we can give any meaningful advice.
January 22, 2010 12:33:29 PM

OK, thanks guys.

It would mainly be for work, watching video and some gaming but not the superfast action type ones although I would like to be able to play them at times but they could run medium paced..

The other thing I noticed in the manual is that is says the Graphics slot has a max of 150Watts (PCI-E x16)

My current card is NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 which gives me 3D business and gaming rating of 5.1


Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation 380
System Service Tag: H0CQBB1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: H0CQBB1
Enclosure Type: Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Inc. 0CJ774
Serial Number: ..CN7082165OI10E.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A09 01/08/2007

Thanks Guys..

As an aside, does anybody know if above processor can be replaced by faster one, using the same slot?
January 22, 2010 12:41:30 PM

ATI 4870 and Nvidia Geforce 9800GT costs here about 290$
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