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Looking to upgrade my GT220

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April 17, 2010 9:18:30 AM

I have the GT 220 1gb, its decent, I can play BFBC2 at medium settings with no special AA or anything like that. However I'm looking to upgrade in the near future. I've looked at several graphics cards, the 240,250,5670,5750 and the 5770 for example. I have no perferable company when it comes to ATI or Nvidia.

I like to game but don't need a maxed out crysis playing card.

My price range is to about $80-$160

This is a link to what I bought and have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
My monitor uses 1366x768

I've talked to somebody that says it may be better to just upgrade to a quad.
I've also realized that my power supply isn't too great, so a card that can still run on my rig without upgrading my power supply would be ideal.

Overclocking isn't something I'm too familiar with, so cards that don't necessarily need it would aslo be ideal.

Let me know if you need anymore info!

Thanks in advance.

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April 17, 2010 9:47:57 AM

I just bought an open box 5750 from Newegg for $103 and it plays fine on 1920 X 1080 (Company of Heroes, Call of Duty 4...)

Your resolution is really easy for any videocard to handle. I recommend the 5750 so that later if you can pick up 2 cheap monitors you can setup Eyefinity for 3 monitor gaming.

You can also pick up an open box 4850 for around $75 when they're available on Newegg.
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April 17, 2010 9:52:40 AM

Though I'm pretty sure a 5750 will work with the a 420 power supply, I wasn't sure about the 4850.
Unless I'm mistaken, the 5750 is the same as the 4850 (basicly) except it runs with less power.
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April 17, 2010 1:40:03 PM

Performance of the HD5750 is about the same as HD4850 but it is newer tech and pulls less power. For little more you get HD5770 which is more powerful but still pulls less power than the 4850.
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April 17, 2010 2:34:43 PM

the ATI 5770, 5750, 4850 will all run on a 420w PSU

newegg had some open box 5750 last night and the card is more then enough for your current monitor
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April 17, 2010 4:13:25 PM

Just so everyone knows, I believe his PSU does not have a pci express connector
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April 17, 2010 4:23:36 PM

if you are going to upgrade to a 22" lcd 1680X1050 or 1980X1050(HD)

GEt the 5770 or else go for a 5750 it runs cooler and more eff than a 4850 but
its a lot cheaper
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April 17, 2010 5:30:02 PM

Mauns said:
Just so everyone knows, I believe his PSU does not have a pci express connector


most new cards come with a 4-pin to 6-pin adapter so you will be fine on the 4850,5750,577;, the ATI 5670 does not even need one.
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April 24, 2010 12:49:07 AM

Best answer selected by Colerton.
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