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March 30, 2010 12:11:58 PM

What is the cheapest card for 1680x1050 resolution.

I am upgrading from integrated video.
a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 12:16:22 PM

1680x1050? What for? Gaming? Multimedia? Office only?
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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 12:21:06 PM

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If it is a PC, What is your PSU and your Mobo?
If it is a laptop, It is usually almost impossible to upgrade a laptop.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 12:23:26 PM

The HD4850($100ish) would be pretty good(not great) and is your cheapest option but I would recommend the HD5770($150ish) if you afford it. It's roughly 25-30% faster, DX11 compatible and much more power efficient.
March 30, 2010 12:24:39 PM

whatismyproblem said:
What is the cheepest card for 1680x1050 resolution.

I am upgrading from integrated video.


Playing FSX.

250w Dell PSU. About 65 watt limit for GPU.
a c 140 U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 12:37:55 PM

whatismyproblem said:
Playing FSX.

250w Dell PSU. About 65 watt limit for GPU.


Uhh you'd killing me here. Is it a low profile case or standard mini tower? If you want decent graphics you will want a new PSU and a more powerful card. With what you have I wouldn't do much more than an ATI HD5570. or GT 240. Both of which should fall under 65W.

The GT 240 will outperform the 5570 however the 5570 is DX11 and can also be low profile, if you need that. I'd probably go for the gt240 if you can, JUST MAKE SURE it is the DDR5 type not DDR3 cheapo.
March 30, 2010 12:41:27 PM

jay2tall said:
Uhh you'd killing me here. Is it a low profile case or standard mini tower? If you want decent graphics you will want a new PSU and a more powerful card. With what you have I wouldn't do much more than an ATI HD5570. or GT 240. Both of which should fall under 65W.

The GT 240 will outperform the 5570 however the 5570 is DX11 and can also be low profile, if you need that. I'd probably go for the gt240 if you can, JUST MAKE SURE it is the DDR5 type not DDR3 cheapo.


Mini Tower.

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a c 140 U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 1:14:28 PM
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Honestly if you really don't want to mess around, just get a better PSU and a better card for your money.

Antec 380W $40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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HIS 5770 1GB $150: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

OCZ 600W + XFX 5770 $225 + $25MIR = $200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The Antec PSU and HIS 5770 I purposely picked so they did not have MIR's in case you can't flip the cash up front. Otherwise there are other items that have MIR if you are cool with that. the OCZ and XFX combo is a good buy though. It will be a FAR CRY from a little ol gt 240.

Also, what model DELL is it? What are the specs?
March 30, 2010 4:49:38 PM

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a c 376 U Graphics card
March 30, 2010 7:14:39 PM

I wouldn't recommend a new PSU for a Dell minitower without being sure it can handle a standard size PSU, which is actually rather unlikely.
The current PSU can definitely handle an HD5670 but that will still be pretty weak for 1680x1050.
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