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April 20, 2010 9:55:47 AM

i wanna replace my (wouldn't say crappy) gt 220 with a 9800 gt or maybe even a hd 4670
i dont want a super high performing graphics card just a GOOD replacement (excluding a gt 240 and ati equivalent)

my PC specs are:
Pentium e5400 OC @ 3.35 Ghz
2 GB ddr2 ram
1 TB HHD
MSI G31 series motherboard
Penguin power supply 500 watts (i must of been high when i bought this) with 18 amps on both 12 volt rails (about 34 amps total since its never exactly double the amps with psu's)
and a gt 220 OC to the max (can play anything i throw at it at medium settings)

something that is pretty reliable and not too expensive
(just suggestions plz dont give me links to newegg or amazon, etc)

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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 10:10:19 AM

What resolution?

Budget?
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April 20, 2010 10:12:31 AM

shubham1401 said:
What resolution?

Budget?


i prefer playing games at about 1280 X 1024 but some games i have to play at about 1024 X 768
my budget is around $ 160 (AUS) so about $130 US
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a c 147 U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 1:36:50 PM

I like Penguins, just not on my power supply :-P

A 500W (with 2-18A rails) give you some nice room to play. Honestly for $130 don't waste you money on the lower end cards, get an entry level gamer card like the 5750. It will give you MUCH better performance than a 4670 or GT240. It will run perfectly fine on that PSU and will run any game at your native 1280x1024.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PS. You take the total 12V wattage rating. Lets say it is 300W. You divide that by 12 volts to get 25A. So 300W/12V =25A. Just a nugget of info since you said something about it.
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 4:03:11 PM

@OP:p erformance wise 4850 and 5750 are comparable.
HD 4850 is a lot cheaper but HD 5750 consumes much less power.

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a c 147 U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 4:25:13 PM

shubham1401 said:
@OP:p erformance wise 4850 and 5750 are comparable.
HD 4850 is a lot cheaper but HD 5750 consumes much less power.

And DX11 yummy goodness.
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 4:44:32 PM

jay2tall said:
And DX11 yummy goodness.



Yeah :) 

But for me 5750 is not worth the extra money over the 4850.

But since OP doesn't have a very good PSU he might consider a 5750 :) 
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a c 147 U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 4:52:51 PM

shubham1401 said:

But since OP doesn't have a very good PSU he might consider a 5750 :) 

Agreed. I would to be on the safe side as well.
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April 21, 2010 5:33:11 AM

5750 huh?
ill look around and see if i can find one for a good price
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a c 147 U Graphics card
April 21, 2010 5:00:10 PM

alhanelem said:
5750 huh?

You bet
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May 24, 2010 11:47:01 AM

In the end i decided to buy a gts 250 and now im having second thoughts...
but it still beats my gt 220
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