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February 16, 2010 12:02:55 AM

Hi

I am starting to have some trouble running most of the new games out there. I currently have :

AMD Phenom quad 9500 at 2.2ghz
3GB DDR2 Dualchannel
ATI Radeon HD 2400 xt
Stock 300w power supply
Runnning windows vista home 32bit

I was thinking about getting this gpu, but will this bottleneck my cpu?
I know I'll have to get a new power supply was thinking 550w.


GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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February 16, 2010 12:16:24 AM

schirm01 said:
Hi

I am starting to have some trouble running most of the new games out there. I currently have :

AMD Phenom quad 9500 at 2.2ghz
3GB DDR2 Dualchannel
ATI Radeon HD 2400 xt
Stock 300w power supply
Runnning windows vista home 32bit

I was thinking about getting this gpu, but will this bottleneck my cpu?
I know I'll have to get a new power supply was thinking 550w.


GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!




I have a 4850, with a 550w. Its very secure and generally has 100ish watts to spare. I would say the 4850 would exceed the capability of your cpu, but not noticeably so. It will basically put out graphics based on what your cpu can feed it. I'm crossing some boundaries, but the 4850's cpu equivalents would be either a phenom ii 920, i5, or core extreme for an even match. I'd recommend the xfx derivative.
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February 16, 2010 1:56:04 AM

I'm not a fan of the PSU choice. A good PSU would last for your next build too-- so consider investing in a better one you can keep.

Your cheapest quality brand PSU options are the Corsair 400CX or the OCZ 500w -- both are available on newegg for 39.99 after MIR.
(both come with 3 year warranties instead of the eagle's 1-year, and both are more than 80% energy efficient compared to the Eagles 73%-- this will make them run cooler and most likely last longer)

The 4850 is a great value--I like it as a choice.
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February 16, 2010 2:08:39 AM

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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 2:24:38 AM

Yeah, that PSU is sketchy.
As for the card you can get an HD5750 for the same price. It's a faster card, DX11 compatible and much more power efficient. It'll run easily on a 400w PSU of a quality brand.
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February 16, 2010 3:37:28 PM

jyjjy said:
As for the card you can get an HD5750 for the same price. It's a faster card, DX11 compatible and much more power efficient. It'll run easily on a 400w PSU of a quality brand.


+1 I didnt actually look at the GPU link before. Either get the $99 512mb 4850 or pay $130 for a newer 5750 if you need a full gb of GPU ram. While xfx is a great brand its really not worth that much of a price premium.
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February 16, 2010 5:40:11 PM

I appreciate all the help everyone. Do you believe that the 512 mb 4850 will run most of todays games out now? I just don't want to sink to much into a computer that will probably get replaced in a year or two. Thanks.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 5:47:29 PM

Yes, it should run pretty much every game fairly well at resolutions up to 1680x1050. At 1920x1080 it should still be ok on modest settings.
The HD5750 is definitely the better choice however if you are going to spend $130. If not grab this instead;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 16, 2010 5:50:50 PM

Yeah right now my monitor is 17" and I normally run resolutions at 1152 x 864. I think I will get the $99 4850 for now. Thanks for all the help.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 6:00:38 PM

Should be great at that resolution. You'll be able to max out the settings on almost every game.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 6:04:38 PM

I second everything jyjjy said :-) 17' is a pretty small monitor--you should have no problems maxing games at 1152x864
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February 17, 2010 1:20:38 AM

Ended up getting a 5750 1gb on sale for 99$ openbox at newegg, hopefully everything works. Thanks all for the help
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February 17, 2010 1:42:10 AM

schirm01 said:
Ended up getting a 5750 1gb on sale for 99$ openbox at newegg, hopefully everything works. Thanks all for the help


Nice deal! im impressed.
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