Which graphics card?

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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4924105&CatId=3585

or

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=026152&cid=VDC.243.272

I currently have a 350watt PSU. My current card is http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=019402&cid=VDC.821 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=pd&pid=021875&cid=PSU.731.

Thanks Alot,
Ringelos
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  1. 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.
  2. new psu then 4850
  3. 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.
  4. jyjjy said:
    You can get an HD4850 for much less on newegg;
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824


    damn i would but I don't have a credit card, i'm 16 :??:
  5. 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)
  6. 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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