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A Card for my Computer (in my price range)

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June 16, 2010 2:01:38 AM

My computer is
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 43 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A78T-E (AM3)
Graphics
VX924 @ 1280x1024
ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics (ASUStek Computer Inc)

as you can see the on board graphics card leaves alot to be desired. I have 100-150 dollars to spend and I've looked on newegg.com. Thing is I can spend up to 250 dollars if I buy a card from staples.com due to a nice 100 dollar gift card I have. The card I'm looking at on newegg.com is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which is a EVGA 01G-P3-N988-TR GeForce 9800 GT HDMI 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. Would this computer run games and even some of the newer or ones coming out at mid-high settings? if not can anyone look on newegg and staples and suggest a better card for my price range that is better? I appreciate any help as I want to break free from this 3300 graphics card.

BTW Nvidia or Radeon doesnt matter to me. Nvidia has given me problems in the past (like fans always dieing) and this built in 3300 radeon is my first one but its been a breeze and great to work with for what I could do with it.
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June 16, 2010 2:04:14 AM

A $150 HD5770 would be good in your system. But for your resolution HD5750, HD4850, or GTS250 would all handle it, The latter two can be had for under $100 at newegg.
A 9800GT would play decently at your res but based on your budget and build I would go for a HD5770 in case you buy a new monitor while you still have the card.
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June 16, 2010 2:34:34 AM

I dont plan on upgrading my monitor so 1280x1024 is my top resolution. I was eyeing this VisionTek 900287 Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card for 130 dollars but only 20 dollars more for the 5770. I looked and there are a helluva lot of 5770s at different prices, which one is the better one (company and purchase wise)? I can really go up to 180 if need be
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a c 1367 U Graphics card
June 16, 2010 2:47:14 AM

If you want dual lifetime warranty go with XFX (can pay of if you sell the card down the road), if you want overclocking go with MSI Hawk or ASUS CuCore.
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June 16, 2010 2:57:30 AM

rolli59 said:
If you want dual lifetime warranty go with XFX (can pay of if you sell the card down the road), if you want overclocking go with MSI Hawk or ASUS CuCore.


I am too chicken to ever overclock so I will definately NOT be doing that. So I think XFX would be the best. Now.. which one :p 
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June 16, 2010 3:07:59 AM

Best answer selected by alkara.
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June 16, 2010 3:10:44 AM

Thanks btw, I'm going to get that XFX 1g for 159.99, is that the one you suggest?
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a c 1367 U Graphics card
June 16, 2010 3:14:42 AM

Yes it is a good one, I am a firm believer that the cheapest one with the best warranty is the best deal.
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