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February 27, 2010 10:57:59 PM

Found all 3 cards available within the same price range (£65-£75), Likely to run mainly driving/racing games but also running some CAD applications so here is the choice:

GeForce GT 240
Radeon HD4850
Radeon HD 5570

or a different card?

Any suggestions or opinions appreciated....im fairly new to all this so any help would be excellent!

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February 27, 2010 11:18:03 PM


If your PSU can handle it, the Radeon 4850 would be the best choice by far.
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February 27, 2010 11:26:01 PM

Yes, the HD4850 is the best of those cards by a good margin and the best choice for the budget you mentioned.
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February 27, 2010 11:26:56 PM

Out of those three cards I say the 4850 is you best choice. If you had a little extra scratch you could get the current gen 5750 or 5770 that would perform slightly better then a 4850, but as it stands with those three you'll win with the 4850. I used it for CAD and 3DSM / Maya / Lightwave just fine.
February 27, 2010 11:59:24 PM

OK, thanks people...price range came from having to factor in a new psu and case! thank nrnx, really useful to know it will run well with 3DSM especially!! Any suggestions on a good price/perfromance psu to go with the 4850?
February 28, 2010 12:02:59 AM

What is the budget for case and PSU?

If you could please list the rest of your system, it would help in picking a PSU.
February 28, 2010 12:31:51 AM

Card is £70
Case around £30 (probably Coolermaster Elite 310 or Asus TA-D31)
PSU hopefully something £40-£50 but a bit flexible!

Idea is to upgrade slowly, current spec is;

Intel core 2 Quad Q8200 - 2.33 GHz
4GB DDR3
stock mobo not sure what it is
February 28, 2010 12:36:48 AM

sneakywhale said:
Card is £70
Case around £30 (probably Coolermaster Elite 310 or Asus TA-D31)
PSU hopefully something £40-£50 but a bit flexible!

Idea is to upgrade slowly, current spec is;

Intel core 2 Quad Q8200 - 2.33 GHz
4GB DDR3
stock mobo not sure what it is


Something like this might work for you

Antec Two Hundred Midi Tower Gaming Case - £35

OCZ StealthXStream 500W Silent SLI/Crossfire Ready ATX2.2 Power Supply - £44

I would have prefered the Corsair VX450 but they do not seem to carry that model.
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