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How do i chose the Best Graphics Card?

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August 13, 2010 2:49:53 PM

I need to get a new Graphics Card for my computer, but i'm all kinds of confused as to how to chose the best one.

I have a Dell Precision Workstation 450, and the DC Output is 360W. I run Ubuntu, and i want to do 3D rendering with Blender. Thanks for the Help!

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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 2:57:07 PM

what is your budget???
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August 13, 2010 2:58:37 PM

Preferably under $50, but I can go higher.
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 3:02:04 PM

If it's under 50$ then i will suggest you hd 4650...it's the best for this range...

but if you can spend some more go with the hd 5670...having dx 11 support ...best i can suggest...

here are list of hd 5670 ...chose the best with lowest price..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 13, 2010 3:56:08 PM

That's the thing.. how do i chose the best? What am i looking for? what should i be aware of? I've never upgraded a computer before... so i'm kinda clueless.
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 4:05:55 PM

ok i will choose for you go with the hd 5670 only.....
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August 13, 2010 4:56:55 PM

Why? what does the HD 5670 have? also does it have a wattage requirement? I have a fairly old computer here...

thanks for the help btw..
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 5:02:08 PM

hd 5670 will be absolute perfect for you it has the latest dx 11 support and also is ati's one of the famous card for budget games and will work perfectly for your 3D rendering and other applications too..
talking about power supply it will run fine on your 360watt psu
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August 13, 2010 5:06:39 PM

Ok, thanks Both of you! I will take a look at that.
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August 13, 2010 5:12:41 PM

Hmmm... It would appear that on NewEgg, they are suggesting a minimum 400 Watt power supply for this item: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If i dont have that much voltage coming from my computer, what will happen? how will it affect the Video Card and the System it's self?
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August 20, 2010 3:23:58 PM

Best answer selected by Ray716.
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a b U Graphics card
August 22, 2010 10:19:41 PM

rocky41 said:
Hey don't worry the hd 5670 will work fine on even 300 watt psu...and you have a little more
here is a link for your reference
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285157-33-5670-300wat...


The Precision 450 has an AGP slot not PCI x16.
That card on newegg is pci16
the best card agp would be HD4650 AGP 1 gb. about 70 on newegg in US.
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