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Want to get a new graphics card card.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 10, 2010 12:36:20 PM

Hey I currently have a Nvidia GT220 and want to upgrade to a better card that will be better for gaming and Photoshop work.

My system specs:( this is just copied from my control panel)

Intel Core 2Quad CPU Q8300 @2.50GHz 2.50GHz

8.00GB Ram

Windows 7 64-bit

I have a 21 inch LG HD TV/Monitor

I want to get a pretty decent card but dont really know much on the subject. Im thinking of spending £100-£150

Thanks a lot

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June 10, 2010 12:43:12 PM

Just realised I put "card card" :pt1cable: 
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 2:05:37 PM

An HD5770 fits right into your price range. It's much more powerful than your GT220, will work fine with your CPU, and will run nice and cool.
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June 10, 2010 2:21:22 PM

Thanks I just checked out the review for that one, it does seem like a good card. Ive also been looking at the ATI 4890 here, how does that compare to the HD5770?
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 3:08:19 PM

Yes, need more info about your PSU here...

Save some money and get a new quality PSU + HD5770, you're wasting your CPU and RAM there... :) 
June 10, 2010 3:12:50 PM

the brand is Bestec, i think the 350W is the output, it said under output: 350W max.

Thanks a lot
June 10, 2010 3:21:16 PM

Its a dell studio 540. Why do you suggest selling the 4GB's of RAM, and also what brand and output PSU would be good?

a c 189 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 3:21:32 PM

get a quality PSU like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, SilverStone with 500W plus HD5770, you will be great with that setup...
June 10, 2010 3:30:52 PM

Great, thanks for the advice but one quick question, how do I know which PSU will fit my computer or are they all the same size?
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 3:39:46 PM

@Timop: Yes, they are good too, i just mentioned some of the best brand... :) 
June 10, 2010 3:59:25 PM

Wow thanks a lot, that 400W corsair looks like good value for money! But would a 500W be better?
June 10, 2010 4:40:14 PM

cool thanks for the help!