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February 16, 2010 7:33:18 PM



Hello,
i'm looking to buy a knew video card under 200$ , i own a geforce 8600gs 512 mb what do you recommend, my pc is a amd phenom 9500 quad with 4 gig ram,
thx
a c 130 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 7:44:57 PM

Could also wait for the HD5830, though this will most likely be priced at $200-240.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 7:48:39 PM

What is your monitor's native resolution?
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February 16, 2010 7:55:11 PM

jyjjy said:
What is your monitor's native resolution?



samsung multisync 2253bw
1680x1050
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a c 199 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:01:06 PM

Consider also the size and quality of your PSU. If it's a decent 500W model, it will run a HD5770. If it is a chokemax (has"max in its name but isn't Enermax, or has a little voltage switch on it), it is not to be trusted for more than 75% of its label, so you might be limited to a HD5670.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:04:25 PM

Yeah, the HD5770 should be very good for that resolution.
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February 16, 2010 8:06:24 PM

What's your PSU brand ?
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February 16, 2010 8:23:17 PM

clement4413 said:
What's your PSU brand ?


my pc is a acer aspire m5100 phenom quad the specs for the power supply is 250 watt only
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:26:33 PM

Yeah, that's a problem. On that PSU the best card I would be sure about recommending is an HD5570 but perhaps an HD5670 would be ok. For a card better than that you will need to upgrade the power supply. A 400w PSU of a quality brand should be good for the HD5770.
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February 22, 2010 11:00:32 PM

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