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March 10, 2010 6:57:05 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month
BUDGET RANGE: 400-500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet, typing papers, a little bit of minor - medium gaming (not expecting to play crysis)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, Monitor, Tower, OS (i have windows xp, vista, and 7 I would prefer to run 7), and 200 gig SATA hdd

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any trusted sites welcome, newegg, overstock, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference, just what's best for my buck

OVERCLOCKING: No experience with overclocking but will consider it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have a Ultra Wizard mid-tower atx case and would prefer to have 4 gigs of ram. This is my first case I am building so any help would also be appreciated. My monitor is a samsung lcd monitor, non HD (if that matters).
March 10, 2010 7:37:58 PM

Really a 1280x1024 resolution?

Anyway go with admiral's suggestion but don't get a 4850, get the 5770 which should last you a few good years.
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March 10, 2010 7:43:46 PM

The 5770 would be preferred, but the 4850 would certainly overkill for such a low resolution, assuming that's actually correct.
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March 10, 2010 9:44:14 PM

I'm just saying it's better to spend an extra $50 now and get a better video card first hand vs spending another $150 a year from now.

I assume OP meant 1920x1024, lets hope so.
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March 11, 2010 1:05:57 AM

fastx21 said:
I'm just saying it's better to spend an extra $50 now and get a better video card first hand vs spending another $150 a year from now.

I assume OP meant 1920x1024, lets hope so.



No 1280x1024 is standard for a 19" 4x3 monitor. Not wide screen. My Viewsonic VX922 is one such monitor.
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March 11, 2010 1:19:02 PM

Oww peeps have done fine with a HD 4670/9600GT on resolutions like that but for $371 AR we have
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