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January 19, 2010 8:45:04 PM

Hello,

I'm thinking about buying a new graphics card but I'm not really sure which one is better for gaming.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

or

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd...

Thanks Alot,
Ringelos

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January 19, 2010 8:58:55 PM

350watt PSU (I know it's pretty crap)
Motherboard - M2N68-LA
AMD 4200+ 2.2ghz dual core
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January 19, 2010 9:02:55 PM

The best card for that system is the HD5670. It's cheaper, too, though it's obviously worse.
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January 19, 2010 9:07:51 PM

This is because of your power supply. the 5670 performs between the 4670 and the 4770 but uses such a small amount of power that it does not need a separate PCI-e power connector, powering itself from the PCI-e bus.
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January 19, 2010 9:17:43 PM

Of the two cards you presented, the 4850 is significantly better. The problem is, your PSU will not handle either card. The best I would use with that PSU is a GT240. A Radeon 4670, while cheaper and likely to preform as good on your computer due to your CPU, uses a little more power. The Radeon 5670 also uses a bit more power than the GT240 and would be pushing it.
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January 19, 2010 10:40:51 PM

looks good to me.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
January 19, 2010 10:46:12 PM

You won't need a new PSU with the HD5670. It has a power draw of 76Watts, and if I read correctly, you might not need to plug in a 6pin.
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January 19, 2010 10:55:22 PM

shadow187 said:
You won't need a new PSU with the HD5670. It has a power draw of 76Watts, and if I read correctly, you might not need to plug in a 6pin.

Yep. It doesn't need additional power other than what the pci-e slot can provide.

Upgrade your PSU if you plan on a 4850 though.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 19, 2010 11:55:20 PM

How much are you willing to spend on a card + PSU and what is your monitors native resolution?
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a c 130 U Graphics card
January 20, 2010 12:46:47 AM

I assumed $100, hence the HD5670 (4850 + PSU = $150).
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January 23, 2010 2:52:35 PM

So you guys are saying the HD 5670 is better than the HD 4850, and I don't need to buy a new PSU?
Oh and by the way my current card is a http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd... and it draws 211 watts at load!!! So hopefully the HD 4850 has less power consumption so I don't need to buy a new PSU.

Thanks!
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