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January 24, 2010 8:10:13 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...

I currently have a 350watt PSU. My current card is http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd... which draws 211 watts at load

If my power supply can't handle either one I am willing to buy http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd....

Thanks Alot,
Ringelos


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January 24, 2010 9:20:38 PM

The 4850 is much better for gaming, but I would not use either of those cards with a 350w PSU. Get the 500w PSU first, then buy the HD 4850.
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January 24, 2010 10:11:52 PM

new psu then 4850
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January 24, 2010 10:12:26 PM

If your CPU isn't fast enough then you won't make full use of the HD4850. I wonder if it is because of your power supply.

You really need to give some basic hardware specs for better help: CPU, RAM, hard drive, power supply and motherboard

For example, an AMD X2-6000+ CPU would be limited to an HD4770. It does vary from game to game (some use more CPU than graphics and vice versa) however I suspect most games in this configuration would be limited by the CPU.

You also want at least 2GB of RAM.
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January 25, 2010 12:06:06 AM

photonboy said:
If your CPU isn't fast enough then you won't make full use of the HD4850. I wonder if it is because of your power supply.

You really need to give some basic hardware specs for better help: CPU, RAM, hard drive, power supply and motherboard

For example, an AMD X2-6000+ CPU would be limited to an HD4770. It does vary from game to game (some use more CPU than graphics and vice versa) however I suspect most games in this configuration would be limited by the CPU.

You also want at least 2GB of RAM.


I have an AMD 4200+ dual core 2.2ghz cpu (unfortunately), 4 gigs of pc2-5300 ram (from Patriot), 350watt power supply(willing to upgrade to a coolermaster 500w), and my motherboards is an M2N68-LA(by Asus)
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January 25, 2010 5:33:23 AM

Buying computer parts online will always save you ton of money. Try to find someone with a credit or debit card that will order it for you if you give them the cash.
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