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January 25, 2010 2:37:15 AM

i ned some advise on a video card im makeing a htpc/gameing box ive got the e5400,3gb ram,420w psu,320gig hdd now i need a video card ive got a budget of $120 ati nvidia i dont care just some thing to play hd video,play wow,but with some umf! thanks :D 

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January 25, 2010 2:53:12 AM

5750 is around $120. Fast enough. Runs cool. Low power consumption. Doesn't need a frigging 500w+ power supply to run. Supports DX11, Eyefinity. If you outgrow it in a year or 2 from now you can always crossfire it with another 5750 provided that your MB supports crossfire.
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January 25, 2010 3:37:35 AM

Or you could save up a little more and go for the 5770 or wait for fermi
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January 25, 2010 4:13:47 AM

HD 5670...
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 4:29:28 AM

What resolution are you gaming at?
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January 25, 2010 6:27:16 AM

1650X1050
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 6:49:38 AM

Well,
As you said, your resolution is 1680x1050.
Then I suggest you to go for Radeon 5750 HD.
It is card for 1920x1200.
Which means it will perform great on your desired resolution.

It is around $120.
You will be able to play almost every game at maximum settings.

It draws extremely low idle and load Watts from PSU.
It will be good foor you for couple of years or so.




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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 8:18:47 AM

In your range... HD5750 is the only one that fits. End of story. There are some other lower version cards from nVidia and ATI, but they are not worth investing in right now.

And yeah, you can wait for GT300 but the thing is i don't think it would help much coz nVidia cards are always overpriced!
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 9:41:51 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
In your range... HD5750 is the only one that fits. End of story. There are some other lower version cards from nVidia and ATI, but they are not worth investing in right now.

And yeah, you can wait for GT300 but the thing is i don't think it would help much coz nVidia cards are always overpriced!


We don't know, how they are gonna priced, so don't take it.

The reason for the wait is to see
if NVIDIA cards are placed right.
And
we will definetly see price drop in ATI cards,

which makes the whole thing worth waiting
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2010 10:41:29 AM

Add another vote for the 5750.
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