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Upgrading from onboard hd 4200

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July 12, 2010 4:10:07 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: home theater/watching movies, stream a lot of online video including mlb.tv, light editing of captured online video, very, very, very little gaming

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: onboard Radeon HD 4200 and Antec Basiq 430W ATX12V

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3, AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or really any other reputable site that ships to the USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'll take your word on this

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not in the foreseeable future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360 x 768 i think (47 in Vizio LCD)

Edit: I don't want to pay more than $150.00 (unless it is somehow justified)

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July 12, 2010 4:36:06 PM

How about a Radeon 5570? Or if that is too much power, a 4650? After those, it's a big step down to a 5450 or 4550.
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July 12, 2010 5:23:20 PM

That level on the hierarchy is where I was originally going to go. What about the gt 240 in comparison to the 5570? All the articles that I'm reading refer to gaming, which I'm not to interested in.
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July 12, 2010 8:04:25 PM

Thanks for everyone's help... (ahem, ahem)... j/k

I'm going with the Sapphire HD 4850 for $80 after rebate.
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