I need a new video card and a psu

So after my 8800gt died and i realised that my psu is HORRIBLE I need some advice from you guys.
My budget is around 200$(the less i spend the better).
My current cpu is q6600 at stock speeds(no plans for OC or replacement), 4gb ddr2 ram and my motherboard is asrock penryn 1600sli-110db. My monitor is quite small 1440x960(or something like that) is max res
I need a card which could run future games on playable fps in my resolution and a psu to give it enough juice.
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  1. what OS do you currently use? Do you plan to upgrade your monitor soon?

    You don't need a 5770 to power your monitor if you plan to stick with your current one for a few years, it would be overkill.

    Also, if you run XP or Vista then you don't need to pay for DX11. Since you stated money is an issue "the less the better"

    great budget PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&cm_re=corasir-_-17-139-008-_-Product

    and video card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824&cm_re=4850-_-14-102-824-_-Product

    If you plan to upgrade to Win 7 or get a larger monitor fairly soon, the 5770 would be the better choice.
  2. rolli59 said:



    Thanks,
    no idea what MIR is. Couldnt be bothered tbh :heink:
    Im from a middle of nowhere also known as Lithuania so it doesnt work afaik.
    I think ill go for 5770

    ct1615 said:
    what OS do you currently use? Do you plan to upgrade your monitor soon?

    You don't need a 5770 to power your monitor if you plan to stick with your current one for a few years, it would be overkill.

    Also, if you run XP or Vista then you don't need to pay for DX11. Since you stated money is an issue "the less the better"

    great budget PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&cm_re=corasir-_-17-139-008-_-Product

    and video card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824&cm_re=4850-_-14-102-824-_-Product

    If you plan to upgrade to Win 7 or get a larger monitor fairly soon, the 5770 would be the better choice.


    Thank you
    Im on x64 windows7
    Im not planing on geting a new monitor anytime soon.
  3. MIR = Mail In Rebate and varies from retailer & manufacturer

    your best bet would be see what your market has and at what prices, I'm guessing you may be have limited choices.
  4. ct1615 said:
    MIR = Mail In Rebate and varies from retailer & manufacturer

    your best bet would be see what your market has and at what prices, I'm guessing you may be have limited choices.


    The choices are good, but alot of new hardware is overpriced compared to newegg.
    Ive found a 512MB GDDR3 PCIE16 HD4850/HD-485X-YNFC XFX for 136.88$ :??: Ill go thru as many e-shops as i can and see if i can find it cheaper tomorow.
  5. teddy11 said:
    The choices are good, but alot of new hardware is overpriced compared to newegg.
    Ive found a 512MB GDDR3 PCIE16 HD4850/HD-485X-YNFC XFX for 136.88$ :??: Ill go thru as many e-shops as i can and see if i can find it cheaper tomorow.


    yeah, the north American market is completely different then yours in terms of supply and price

    you also have the ATI 4770, 5750 and Nvidia GTS 250 as options if you can find one at a good price.
  6. HD4850, HD4770, HD5750, 9800GTX+ or GTS250 would not be a huge upgrade but a good replacement.
    HD4870/90, HD5770 or GTX260 would be a well noticeable upgrade.
    And now that we know your location for the PSU you should be looking for a Corsair or Antec in the 450-550watt range.
  7. Im not sure if i should look for 512mb or 1gb. Im thinking that 512mb should be enough for my monitor(1440x960), right?
  8. 512MB is enough for your resolution
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